Seminar – How to grow in godliness

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.IMG_1307

Agnes Brough, from Glasgow, will be leading a seminar on ‘How to grow in godliness’.

What is the seminar about?
Does what it says on the tin – about what steps we can and should take to pursue holiness.

Who is the seminar for?
Anyone!

Why is this area important?
I think as Christians we are very confident that we have been saved from the penalty of sin and that one day, wonderfully, we will be saved from the presence of sin in the new creation. But we are often less confident that we are now being saved from the power of sin – and if we are, how we go about fighting sin and pursuing godliness.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
I’m very excited to be taught from Romans 8 – to hear from God about Real Life as a Christian woman in a groaning world waiting for glory.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve really loved catching up with Christian women from around Scotland over the last couple of years – including someone who babysat me over 40 years ago and young women I knew as little girls. It’s a little foretaste of the new creation.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite here –Tickets

Seminar – A Better Story

On Mondays, we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s 6521980b-c1be-4427-a54a-43057d5b81cd.jpgConvention. For the next few weeks, we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.

Eleanor Dickson, from Edinburgh, will be leading a seminar on A better story about Gender for our Children.

What is the seminar about? 

How we help our children and young people navigate the complex challenges of life with regard to the gender agenda.

Who is the seminar for?

Anyone who wants to help young people think through questions about gender in an age-appropriate, Biblical and hopeful way.

Why is this area important?

It is an area of huge confusion, Christians can feel threatened or paralysed.  It is current, difficult for Christians to speak about without seeming prejudiced while being a hugely important topic where Christians do have good news to share.

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

Meeting old friends and making new ones.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite here –Tickets 

Seminar stream for teenage girls

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.

IMG-5999This year we are excited to announce that we will have a seminar stream aimed solely at teenage girls. In this stream, there will be a session in the morning and another in the afternoon. If you are signing up for this stream, please indicate that you are under 18 when purchasing your ticket.

Laura Porteous, from Glasgow, will be leading these seminars and has taken time to tell us more.

What is the title of the teenage stream at the Scottish Women’s Convention?

Lies girls believe and the truth that sets us free.  The first seminar will focus on the lie that ‘God’s ways are too restrictive’ and the second seminar will focus on the lie that ‘If I’m not in a relationship or having sex then I’m missing out’.

What is the seminar about?

Seminar 1 – It’s the oldest lie in the book, God is keeping good things from us. We’ll go back and see where it all began and think about how we’re still believing it before turning to the truth that God is abundantly generous and good.

Seminar 2 – In movies, the girl always gets the guy, in our childhood dreams we are always wearing the big white princess dress. We’ve been brought up to think that relationships are the be all and end all. We’ll look at where the bible tell us our worth comes from and remind ourselves of the better story, so much better than a fairytale.

Who is the seminar for?

Any teenage girls who come to the convention! Both seminars will be aimed at S3-S6. For girls prepared to get their noses stuck into their bibles and brains in gear to fight these lies and serious about being changed.

Why is this area important?

We are so surrounded by the world’s mistaken views that we often feel like it’s easier to just give in rather than go against the tide. We need to know and believe God’s truth to start battling the world’s lies so that it becomes our biggest weapon and the air we breathe.

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

Catching up with rarely seen friends over a cuppa. We’re all busy living our lives in different cities that it’ll be great to spend a day together, in one place where there’s enough time to chat and drink tea!

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite here –Tickets 

Missed the convention? Catch up here!

If you missed this years Scottish Women’s Bible Convention or just want to re-listen to Clare Heath-Whyte’s talks, you now can.  The links are all below.

Clare’s first talk was on Luke 6:46-7:23 and can be found here – Session 1  The second session was on Luke 7:24-50 and can be found here – Session 2.

Seminar Resources

We know some of you wanted to attend more than two of the seminars, so here are some of the resources the seminar leaders used or recommended.  Unfortunately we were unable to record the majority of the seminars.

If you have any feedback on the convention or any questions regarding the teaching do get in touch at scottishwomensbibleconvention@gmail.com

Finally, next years convention already has a date – 6th Oct 2018 – do get it in the diary now!!  We will be back at Charlotte Chapel and our speaker will be Amy Wicks.  Looking forward to having you all with us next year.

Running order

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Programme

9am Doors Open

10am Session 1: Clare Heath Whyte

11.15am Tea and coffee served. Bookstall open.

12noon Seminar Session 1

1pm Lunch

2pm Seminar Session 1

3pm session 1: Clare Heath Whyte

4.15pm Finish. The bookstall will remind open.

If you do have any questions about the day, please do get in touch at scottishwomensbibleconvention@gmail.com

Keeping Close to Jesus as a Mum

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.

Shiona Rees and Kathryn Garvie, from Edinburgh will be leading a seminar on Staying Close to Jesus as a Mum.

What is the seminar about?
Keeping your devotion to Jesus growing throughout the challenges of child rearing

Who is the seminar for?
Mums

Why is this area important?
Child rearing takes up a huge part of some women’s lives, and growth in love and obedience to Jesus cannot be put on hold while distracted with babies, children and teens. In fact the more we grow in Christlikeness, the more we will be equipped to mother our children well.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
Catching up with people I haven’t seen for a while.

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

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.