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.
Alison Watson and Rachel Sloan, from Edinburgh, will be a leading a seminar on how to be a good Christian friend.
What is the seminar about?
How to develop friendships that build and encourage each other as we walk through real life together, each one as an integral part of the body of the church of Christ.
Who is the seminar for?
Anyone who wants to grow in the depth of their friendships, who wants to grow in their ability to build up and encourage other members of their church body.
Why is this area important?
Real life is tough. We have real struggles, difficulties and challenges. For many of us, real life and church don’t quite connect. We smile on a Sunday morning while inside struggling to reconcile what is said from the pulpit with our daily lives. Church can be the one place where it is hardest to share the realities of our lives, our struggles and difficulties. One of the purposes of the church is to build each of us up until we are all mature in Christ so that we won’t be tossed about by the storms of life. The bible tells us that each of us has an important role in the church, in the maturing of one another.
How do we help one another to connect the gospel with the realities of our lives? What does that look like in practice? How do we help one another to share honestly, build up and encourage one another so that we do become the mature body of Christ our head?
Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
Alison – Time to spend in God’s word, hearing what God has to teach us as women together.
Rachel – Seeing so many passionate about praising God and learning from his word is such a joy to see. Browsing the bookstall is something I always look forward to as well!
Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite here –Tickets