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  • Phil Swann speaking on ‘An enduring ministry – 2 Timothy’
  • Andrew Carter speaking on ‘Mission in a Crumbling Culture ‘
  • Bob Cotton speaking on ‘An ordinary church but an extraordinary time’
  • Bernard Lewis speaking on ‘The saints everlasting rest’
  • Paul Wells speaking on ‘The image of God, implications for Mission’

A word from Phil Swann

From prison Paul wrote to Timothy insisting he ‘endure hardship’, but how was he to do this? Paul’s great encouragement is to ‘Remember Jesus Christ’, and the same is true for us. We soon discover in gospel work that hardship and ministry go together. The apparent weakness of our situation and the indifference of our culture may lead us to function on the brink of failure and this affects our lives, our families and our ministries. But the Lord knows that our struggle is a mark of authentic ministry and He has great help and comfort for us. By these He gives us the grace to endure the hardship and thrive for His glory.


There are four main types of allocated time in the timetable:

Meetings – these are times when all are together in the main hall. Meetings typically last 90mins and include a devotional time to start, ministry and then a time to reflect, either through prayer or discussion.

Prayer groups – there are two sessions this year. All men chose a group and have a time of sharing, reflecting and praying together.

Prayer meetings – prayer is a vital part of the conference. The prayer meeting gives an opportunity for all to meet together and pray.

Free time and refreshments – these are times of fellowship (and great food). Activities are also organised this year to ensure that all have the option of joining in with others.


  • 12.00 Registration
  • 1.00 Lunch
  • 2.00 An Enduring Ministry 1 – Phil Swann
  • 3.30 Refreshments
  • 4.00 Prayer Groups
  • 6.00 Dinner
  • 7.30 Mission in a Crumbling Culture – Andrew Carter


  • 8.00 Breakfast
  • 9.00 Prayer Meeting
  • 10.30 Coffee
  • 11.00 An Enduring Ministry 2 – Phil Swann
  • 1.00 Lunch and free time
  • 4.00 The image of God, implications for Christian witness today – Paul Wells
  • 6.00 Dinner
  • 7.30 An ordinary church but an extraordinary time – Bob Cotton



  • 8.00 Breakfast
  • 9.00 The Saints Everlasting Rest – Bernard Lewis
  • 10.30 Bacon Butties
  • 11.00 Prayer groups
  • 11.45 An Enduring Ministry 3 – Phil Swann
  • 1.15 Finish


* (programme can change before the event)