Don Carson on “Preaching from John’s Gospel”

We are delighted to report that the Trust, with Faith Mission, will be co-hosting a seminar on “Preaching from John’s Gospel” with Don Carson on Wednesday  2nd July from 2-5 p.m. at the Faith Mission Centre in Edinburgh.

The preaching seminar is for pastors, preachers and students training for ministry and is free but you need to register by emailing admin@faithmission.org.

Don Carson will also be preaching on the Psalms at the Faith Mission Convention from 2nd-5th and at a Ministers’ Breakfast on Thursday, July 3rd at 8.30 a.m.

Don Carson is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has been since 1978. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. He received the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Don is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He has written or edited about sixty books. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition.

Preaching from the book of Acts

A practical workshop for all who want to preach
and teach God’s Word more effectively
led by David Cook

David CookDaTeaching Actsvid recently retired from his role as Principal and Director of the School of Preaching at Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Australia, and is now involved in an itinerant preaching and teaching ministry, He has spoken at a number of Christian Conventions including Keswick and New Word Alive where his ministry was much appreciated.

When: Tuesday May 29th 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Rose Street, Edinburgh
Cost: £10 including a copy of David’s Book “Teaching Acts”
please bring your own lunch or there are plenty of sandwich shops nearby

To register: email register@2tim4.org

Narrative Preaching Workshop

Telling the Story - preaching narrative texts

It is remarkablethat the Gospels and Acts, taken together, comprise almost two thirds of the bulk of the New Testament. Here is evidence of the importance of narrative in the formation of Christian faith.

  • How does this affect what we preach on?
  • How does preaching from narrative differ from other genres?
  • Why is this so relevant to today’s generation?

Come and explore these and related issues with:

Peter Grainger
  • Director of the 2 Timothy 4 trust
  • Formerly Senior Pastor at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh
Alex MacDonald
  • Senior Minister, Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church
  • Author of “Tell Me The Story”

7th May, 10am – 1pm

Charlotte Chapel Lounge, Rose Street, Edinburgh EH4 2AZ

Cost £10, email register@2tim4.org to register.

It is remarkable that the Gospels and Acts, taken together, comprise almost two thirds of the bulk of the New Testament. Here is evidence of the importance of narrative in the formation of Christian faith.

§  How does this affect what we preach on?

§  How does preaching from narrative differ from other genres?

§  Why is this so relevant to today’s generation?

Come and explore these and related issues with:

Peter Grainger
  • Director of the 2 Timothy 4 trust
  • Formerly Senior Pastor at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh
Alex MacDonald
  • Senior Minister, Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church
  • Author of “Tell Me The Story”

7th May, 10am – 1pm

Charlotte Chapel Lounge, Rose Street, Edinburgh EH4 2AZ

Cost £10, email register@2tim4.org to register.

It is remarkable that the Gospels and Acts, taken together, comprise almost two thirds of the bulk of the New Testament. Here is evidence of the importance of narrative in the formation of Christian faith.

§ How does this affect what we preach on?

§ How does preaching from narrative differ from other genres?

§ Why is this so relevant to today’s generation?

Come and explore these and related issues with:

Peter Grainger

· Director of the 2 Timothy 4 trust

· Formerly Senior Pastor at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh

Alex MacDonald

· Senior Minister, Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church

· Author of “Tell Me The Story”

7th May, 10am – 1pm

Charlotte Chapel Lounge, Rose Street, Edinburgh EH4 2AZ

Cost £10, email register@2tim4.org to register.

Potential Preachers Workshop

Thinking about preaching? Just starting out? Needing some help?

“From text to sermon”

Practical teaching… practical examples… practical exercises     

Peter Grainger, senior pastor of Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh for 17 years and now Director of the 2 Timothy 4 Trust which is dedicated to strengthening Scottish preaching, will help you explore and experience the process of preparing a sermon.

Saturday April 2nd, 10am – 1pm

Airdrie Baptist Church, 97 Graham Street, Airdrie ML6 6DE http://www.airdriebaptist.co.uk

Cost: £5

To register, email peter@2Tim4.org

Comments from previous participants:

“The principles and practical aspects of the workshop were invaluable and answered so many questions which I have been carrying around as I have been thinking about a future in pastor-teaching ministry.”

“Excellent, encouraging and entertaining, also informative, instructive, and very helpful.”