Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Reformation Christianity for Today 2015

Dear all,

The Summer is past and we are now planning for this upcoming conference. Its aim has always been to be on a personal level to strengthen men who are on a Reformed pilgrimage. It has never been our intention to keep this going just for the sake of it, but this years theme is “Preaching and Preachers: With an especial emphasis on the Book of Jeremiah”. I believe it should be a meaningful time together.

The dates: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2015

The aims are fourfold:

1). To help men who may be considering a call to the ministry of teaching elder
2). To equip men who are on a trajectory already for preaching
3). To build up men who are already ordained ministers, elders or deacons
4). This is also open to men who are wanting to grow in their theology.

The venue will be Hill Top Chapel, Attercliffe Common (Don Valley), Sheffield, S9 2AA (the home of Sheffield Presbyterian Church). Please feel free to forward this to men who may be interested also and please email me if you would like to come.

If you need local accommodation there are two good priced hotels nearby:


There will be a nominal cost for the conference to cover the meals and there will be an excellent book table to buy new books at very good prices.

More information will follow but please let me know your intentions if you are coming, spread the word and let people know. David Gilbert will be most instructive for us I believe with his preparation on the Book of Jeremiah.

Warmly and in the gospel,

Kevin Bidwell
07954 546487

RCT 2015 Programme
Reformation Christianity for Today 2015 Programme

Theme: “Preaching and Preachers (with an emphasis on the Book of

Friday 6th November

9.45am Arrival: Tea/Coffee
10.15am: Introduction
10.30am: The three ingredients for preaching: Kevin Bidwell
11.00am: Jeremiah’s Call: David Gilbert
12.15pm: Sermon
12.45pm Lunch
2.30pm: TBC
4.00pm Tea/Coffee
4.30-5.30: The Book of Jeremiah: The use of questions, metaphors and illustrations
6.00 Evening Meal at a restaurant or carvery
7.30-9.00pm Jeremiah’s Message (David Gilbert)
9.00-9.30pm: Ben Hutton sermon

Saturday 7th November

8.30 Breakfast
9.30am Sermon: TBC
10.00am: Jeremiah’s Preaching: David Gilbert
11.15am Tea/coffee
11.45am A sermon feedback discussion using preaching feedback forms
12.15: Closing sermon
12.45pm Lunch

(Some items may be subject to change).

Rev David Gilbert is the minister of Grace Presbyterian Church, Douglasville,

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