2020 UK Ministers’ Conference

The Conference will take place 23-26 March, 2020. Further details and online booking will be made available in the New Year.

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The day before John Owen departed to be with Christ (23 August, 1683), he dictated his last letter to a friend: ‘I am going to him whom my soul has loved, or rather who has loved me with an everlasting love, — which is the whole ground of my consolation.’

John Owen lived for communion with God. He was not alone in understanding that the Christian life was rooted in our union with Christ and nourished by our communion with the triune God.

The 2020 Banner of Truth Conference at Yarnfield will focus on this great theme. The aim of the conference will be to introduce the doctrine of communion with God, and to explore the rich communion that every believer has with God. Heart religion (John Calvin’s ‘pietas’) is imbedded in, and intrinsic to, Reformed Christianity. Cold Calvinism is the ultimate oxymoron.

Our hope is that the conference will inspire all who gather to cultivate further the communion which we enjoy with the Father, preeminently in his love, with the Son, preeminently in his grace, and with the Holy Spirit preeminently in his comfort.

What?

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.

When?

23-26 March

Where?

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

Who?

Speakers:

David Campbell
Conrad Mbewe
Andrew Randall
Robert Strivens
Robert McCollum Jr.
Christopher Ash
Meirion Thomas

How Much?

The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is yet to be confirmed.
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 full fee, but could pay part of the cost (to be determined), 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.

Monday, March 23

  • 5.00 pm — Opening Address David Campbell
  • 8.00 pm — The Christian’s Unique Privilege — Conrad Mbewe

Tuesday, March 24

  • 9.15 am — Global Updates
  • 9.30 am — The Gospel of Communion with God — Andrew Randall 
  • 11.15 am — Puritan Worship — Robert Strivens
  • 5.00 pm– Singing Songs of Expectation by the Spirit of Christ — Christopher Ash 
  • 8.00 pm — The Hypocrite’s Misguided Claim — Conrad Mbewe 

Wednesday, March 25

  • 9.15 am — Global Updates
  • 9.30 am — Communion with Christ in Our Trials — Robert McCollum Jr. 
  • 11.15 am– Singing Songs of Triumph by the Spirit of Christ Christopher Ash 
  • 5.00 pm — Inward, Sweet Delight: Communion with God in the Life of Jonathan Edwards Andrew Randall 
  • 8.00 pm — The Fountain of Spiritual Riches — Conrad Mbewe 

Thursday, March 26

  • 9.15 pm — Global Updates
  • 9.30 am — Communion with Christ in Our Midst — Robert McCollum Jr.
  • 11.00 am — Closing Address — Meirion Thomas 

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.

Arrival

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.

Non-residents

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.

David Campbell

 

 

Conrad Mbewe

 

 

 

Andrew Randall

 

 

Robert McCollum (Jr.)

 

 

 

Christopher Ash

 

 

 

 

Meirion Thomas