2013 UK Ministers’ Conference


The Gospel – What it is and Why it matters – Banner of Truth 2013 Ministers’ Conference
15-18 April 2013
University of Leicester

“We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is ‘of him’ (1 Cor. 1:30). If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they are found in his anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in his dominion; if purity, in his conception; if gentleness, it appears in his birth . . . If we seek redemption, it lies in his passion; if acquittal, in his condemnation; if remission of the curse, in his cross (Gal. 3:13); if satisfaction, in his sacrifice; if purification, in his blood; if reconciliation, in his descent into hell; if mortification of the flesh, in his tomb; if newness of life, in his resurrection . . . In short, since a rich store of every kind of good abounds in him, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other.”

John Calvin
Institutes of the
Christian Religion, 2.16.19

Monday, 15th, April

  • 5.15pm – The Greatness of the Gospel’s Mystery – Sinclair Ferguson
  • 8.15pm – The Gospel and the World: A Matter of Life and Death – Jonathan Watson

Tuesday, 16th April

  • 7.25am – United Prayer
  • 9.15am – The Gospel: The Life and Liberty of the Church – Warren Peel
  • 11.15am – God’s Glorious, Missionary Heart (John 20:19–23) – Michael Reeves
  • 5.00pm – Reports Session
  • 8.15pm – The Greatness of the Gospel’s Power – Sinclair Ferguson

Wednesday, 17, April

  • 7.25am – United Prayer
  • 9.15am – Ian Hamilton
  • 9.30am – The Gospel: The Comfort and Joy of the Church – Warren Peel
  • 11.15am – The Gospel: The Motive and Message of the Church – Jeremy Walker
  • 5.00pm – Panel Discussion
  • 8.15pm – Augustine of Hippo: A Life of Commending the Gospel – Michael Reeves

Thursday, 18, April

  • 7.25am – United Prayer
  • 9.15am – The Gospel: The Security and Hope of the Church – Jeremy Walker
  • 11.00am – The Greatness of the Gospel’s Logic – Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair B. Ferguson is Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina and Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He has authored several books published by the Trust, of which he is a trustee.

Warren Peel succeeded Ted Donnelly as pastor of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, in October 2012. Warren previously ministered at Ballyclabber Reformed Presbyterian Church in Coleraine.

Mike Reeves is head of Theology with Universities & Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF). Before joining UCCF, Mike was a minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place in central London and spent his spare time doing a doctorate in systematic theology at King’s College.

Jeremy Walker has, since 2004, been joint-pastor (with his father, Austin) of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, West Sussex. His most recent book—The Brokenhearted Evangelist—was published in 2012 by Reformation Heritage Books.

Jonathan Watson has been General Editor of the Banner of Truth Trust since 2004. Before this, he pastored churches in his native Northern Ireland and on the Channel Island of Jersey.