Seminars

On arrival at the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention everyone will need to sign up for their seminar.  To avoid long queues, we’d encourage everyone to have decided beforehand what they’d like to sign up for.  Below are the seminar description with links to the post from the seminar leader sharing more about the topic.

Morning seminars

Serving Jesus in the 9 to 5 – Judith McNinch and Carolyn Finlayson

This seminar is for any Christian working in a secular environment who seeks to live their life in the 9-5 in a way that is Christlike.

Evangelism to nice people – Norma Shippin

Looking at the barriers to engaging with folk who feel no need of the gospel and finding biblical answers as to why our lovely friends, family and work colleagues do actually still need to find salvation and how to persevere.

Lessons from the Reformers Wives – Clare Heath-Whyte

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – when the wonderful truth of justification by faith alone was rediscovered by Martin Luther. The names of some of the male reformers are well known – but the role of women was vital too. We will be looking at the fascinating lives of a couple of these women to see how justification by faith alone and the doctrine of scripture alone transformed their lives – and how they influenced the world around them.

Afternoon seminars

Gender – Rachel Sloan

This seminar will be an introduction to gender looking at the current cultural viewpoint and how we should think about this topic biblically.

Staying close to Jesus as a Mum – Shiona Rees and Kathryn Garvie

This seminar will look at how to keep your devotion to Jesus growing throughout the challenges of child rearing.

How to study the gospels – Jody MacIver

This seminar will aim to give us the tools to be able to understand and apply the gospels – particularly the trickier narrative bits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar – Evangelism to nice people

On Mondays we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. For the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.

Norma Shippin, from Edinburgh will be leading a seminar on Evangelism to nice people.

What is the seminar about?

Looking at the barriers to engaging with folk who feel no need of the gospel and finding biblical answers as to why our lovely friends, family and work colleagues do actually still need to find salvation and how to persevere!

Who is the seminar for?

Everyone! We all have struggles and joys in this area and we can support and encourage each other in the work of the gospel

Why is this area important?

Increasingly we live in a secular society where the very idea of needing a saviour is seen as a quaint and outdated notion. This means that there are many people – with whom we may interact on a daily basis – who have never heard about Jesus and who may never intend to darken the door of a church. We are their point of contact with the gospel and yet how often do we fall silent or feel embarrassed to mention our faith and hope. People are increasingly looking for meaning  – we have the source of all meaning living in our hearts. We need to wake up!

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?

Meeting women from all over Scotland

Tickets can be purchased for £10 from Eventbrite here –Tickets 

SWBC is for you!

Wondering whether you should go to the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention and why you should be excited about “another Christian conference”?  To help we asked different people why they benefitted from last years convention and encouraging others to buy tickets.

Ann Lyon from the Scottish Borders came last year and answered some questions for us.

What were your highlights from the 2016 Scottish Women’s Bible Convention?
I liked the variety of both speakers and subjects and it was great to have the opportunity to choose from a list talks/workshops. Also meeting friendly women from all over Scotland. I went to workshops on my own and instantly felt that I was among friends!

Why would you encourage someone to go this year?
I really enjoyed it last year and I think it would appeal to women in my church and bible study group. What struck me was the great teaching and guidance given, I really felt I was learning.

What one thing about the 2017 Scottish Women’s Bible Convention are you looking forward to and why?
I liked the format last year and hoping it will be similar.

Tickets can be purchased for £10 from Eventbrite here –Tickets

Seminar – How to Study the Gospels

On Mondays we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. For the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.

Jody MacIver, from St Andrews will be leading a seminar on How to Study the Gospels.

What is the seminar about?
This seminar will aim to give us the tools to be able to understand and apply the gospels – particularly the trickier narrative bits.

Who is the seminar for?
Anyone at all! While the gospels are probably the bit of the bible we’re most familiar with, it can be difficult to see how we can apply the narrative sections. We can enjoy reading the stories but struggle to see how they should have an impact on our relationship with Christ or other parts of our lives. So this is for anyone who would like to be able to read the bible for themselves more effectively – not just those who are in teaching roles.

Why is this area important?
If we believe that ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness’, then it’s vital to equip ourselves to understand the bible as best we can. In the gospels we get an up-close and personal look at Jesus – how he lived as well as what he taught – and every bit of it is essential for our walk with him. The more confidence we have in understanding the gospel accounts the better equipped we are to know Jesus and enjoy life to the full in him, and the more equipped we’ll be to share the good news of what he did with others, too.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
I attended the conference last year, and as well as getting lots out of the teaching, I loved catching up with and meeting women from different parts of Scotland. I’m looking forward to getting to do that again!

Tickets can be purchased for £10 from Eventbrite here –Tickets 

SWBC is for you!

Wondering whether you should go to the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention and why you should be excited about “another Christian conference”?  To help we asked different people why they benefitted from last years convention and encouraging others to buy tickets.

Emma Lyon from Edinburgh came last year and answered some questions for us.

What were your highlights from the 2016 Scottish Women’s Bible Convention?

I thoroughly enjoyed last year’s conference. Being able to meet with other women to listen to God’s word was a unique experience and having the opportunity to share in common struggles and encourage one another was very helpful. Having the flexibility to choose seminars on topics that were relevant to me was great and helped me focus on the application of the teaching in my everyday life.

Why would you encourage someone to go this year?

I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity of a whole day out from ‘busy life’ to focus on God. To have an opportunity to listen to teaching of the highest quality which is so relevant for women today is not something to be missed!

Tickets can be purchased for £10 from Eventbrite here –Tickets 

Seminar – Serving Jesus in the 9 to 5

On Mondays we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. For the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.

20170823_181505IMG_2668Judith McNinch and Carolyn Finlayson, from Edinburgh will be leading a seminar on Serving Jesus in the 9-5.

What is the seminar about?
Living out our faith in the workplace

Who is the seminar for?
Any Christian working in a secular environment who seeks to live their life in the 9-5 in a way that is Christlike.

Why is this area important?
Across the course of our lives we can spend a lot of time at work! And its one of the places where we are most likely to interact with non-Christians and have the opportunity to share the gospel or live out our lives in a way that is the fragrance of Christ to those around us.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
The Bible teaching and a day of fellowship with other Christian women from across Scotland.

Tickets can be purchased for £10 from Eventbrite here –Tickets