2019 Ministers’ Conference

The UK Ministers’ Conference took place from April 8-11 2019.

Online booking is now closed.

A report on the 2018 Conference can be found here.


The Banner 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 8 April – Thursday 11 April 2019.


Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL



John Benton
Lindsay Brown
Ted Donnelly
Steven Curry
Ian Hamilton
Derek Thomas

How Much?

The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is £225*
We realise that many Ministers are on tight budgets and we do not want people to be unable to attend the conference due to the cost. If you are unable to afford the £225 fee, but could pay between £120 and £225, then please feel free to pay what you are able. In the event that you are not able to afford this, please contact John Rawlinson at the Edinburgh office to apply for financial assistance; we don’t want anyone to be unable to come due to financial constraints. To do this, please send an email to info@banneroftruth.co.uk with the heading ‘UK Ministers’ Conference Enquiry’ or phone the office on 0131 337 7310.

*(This represents a subsidy of about £45 per person from the Trust. If you are in a position where you are able to pay the unsubsidised cost, we would appreciate that.)

Monday, 8th April

  • 5.15pm – Opening Sermon – Steven Curry
  • 8.15pm – The Holy Spirit and the Doctrine of the Trinity – Derek Thomas

Tuesday, 9th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – The Spirit of Mission – Lindsay Brown
  • 11.15am – ‘The Spirit of Life’: Freedom and Control – Ted Donnelly
  • 5.00pm –The Spirit From Heaven – John Benton
  • 8.15pm – The Holy Spirit and the Incarnate Life of Christ – Derek Thomas

Wednesday, 10th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – The Spirit in Pagan Cultures – Lindsay Brown
  • 11.15am – ‘The Spirit of Life’: Obligation and Assurance – Ted Donnelly
  • 5.00pm – Global updates
  • 8.15pm – The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life – Derek Thomas

Thursday, 11th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – The Spirit for Ministry – John Benton
  • 11.00am – Closing Sermon – Ian Hamilton
  • 12.30pm – Lunch

Meals: Breakfast, 7.50am to 9.00am | Coffee, 10.45am | Lunch, 1.00pm | Afternoon Tea, 4.15pm | Dinner, 6.45pm

** Bookroom open outside of session times **

Facilities and Accommodation

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Venue

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.. Thereafter keys for rooms can be collected.


All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session.

Any Questions?

The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL.

Telephone: 0131 337 7310 or email: info@banneroftruth.co.uk.



John Benton is Director of Pastoral Support at the Pastors’ Academy, London Seminary.



Lindsay Brown is the Director of FEUER – the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe.



Ted Donnelly is a retired minister and seminary principal, and Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.



Steven Curry is the Minister of Ballymena Baptist Church, Northern Ireland.



Ian Hamilton is a Minister, Lecturer, and Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.



Derek Thomas is the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina.