UK Ministers’ Conference 2021
Brochure and booking form will be made available soon.
**If you require a visa to attend the conference, please make sure you have the appropriate visa in place before booking.**
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This past year has forced us to think about church in ways, perhaps, that we have never done so before. For many, it has led to a hitherto unexperienced appreciation for the family of God. When we are deprived of something precious, we often discover how much we have taken it for granted.
This year’s Ministers’ Conference provides an opportunity for us to gather as the Christ-appointed shepherds of his flock, and to think afresh on what his church actually is and why it matters so much, not just for his people, but for the well-being of the world.
The church is the epicentre of divine worship here on earth. Indeed, in Christ, as we gather each Lord’s Day, we are actually caught up into the heavenly realms as we offer our sacrifice of praise to God. It is the community in which the saints are equipped for service — the family in which we are spiritually nourished, shaped and moulded through ministering to ‘one another’, in order that we might minister to the world in all its need. Join with us as we savour afresh the glorious body of Christ.
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.
Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL
The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is £235.*
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 £235 fee, but could pay between £120 and £235, 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 email@example.com with the heading ‘UK Ministers’ Conference Enquiry’ or phone the office on 0131 337 7310.
*(This represents a subsidy of about £52 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, April 12
- 5.15 pm — Opening Address — Hugh Collier
- 8.15 pm — What is the Church? — Terry Johnson
Tuesday, April 13
- 7.25am — Conference Prayer Time
- 9.15 am — ‘Glorious things of Thee are spoken’ — Philip Eveson
- 11.15 am — The Significance of Public Worship — Warren Peel
- 5.00 pm– Following Flavel: In the Footsteps of an Evangelical Pastor — Jeremy Walker
- 8.15 pm — What Does the Church Look Like? — Terry Johnson
Wednesday, April 14
- 7.25 am — Conference Prayer Time
- 9.15 am — The Joy of Public Worship — Warren Peel
- 11.15 am– Is It Worth It? — Paul Levy
- 5.00 pm — Global Updates — Ian Hamilton (chair)
- 8.15 pm — What Does the Church Do? — Terry Johnson
Thursday, April 15
- 7.25am — Conference Prayer Time
- 9.30 am — ‘We love the place, O God’ — Philip Eveson
- 11.00 am — Closing Address — Robert Strivens
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
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.
The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL.
Telephone: 0131 337 7310 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.