‘KINGDOM LIFE IN A HOSTILE WORLD’
Throughout her entire history, the church has been embroiled in conflict. She has faced opposition and persecution from without as well as challenge and division from within. And behind it all lies the dark shadow of the dragon of Revelation 12, poised since the birth of Christ to wage war against the woman and her child. In the words of Luther’s hymn, ‘For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe …’
This conflict has displayed itself in many ways throughout church history, but in our day in the Western world it is taking on new proportions. How do we make sense of it and how do we cope? By remembering that our ‘ancient foe’s’ battle against the church is as old as Eden. But, more so, by remembering, as Luther says, ‘one little word shall fell him.’
The Banner Leicester Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men who are (or who have been) in pastoral charges, or who are theological students at present in training for the ministry, and for men who are serving in missionary work at home or overseas.
Monday 11 April – Thursday 14 April 2016.
University of Leicester, Stamford Court (formerly Gilbert Murray Hall), Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH.
Conference fees to be confirmed.
Facilities and Accommodation
The conference venue is Stamford Court (formerly Gilbert Murray Hall), Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH, in the Oadby Halls campus of the University of Leicester, in the south-east suburbs of Leicester. Maps showing the conference venue can be seen on www.le.ac.uk/maps.
Conference members are accommodated in single study bedrooms. Towels are provided.
The University Sports Centre is nearby, and free passes will be available for conference members to use the gym and swimming pool.
The University Botanic Gardens are also a short walk away.
The bookroom will be open throughout the conference, stocked with Banner books at special conference prices.
Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 2.00 pm on Monday at the earliest. Registration of conference members will be from 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm in Stamford Court. Thereafter keys for rooms can be collected from Reception at John Foster Hall, across the road from Stamford Court.
All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session.
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