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 

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Increasingly we live in a secular society where the very idea of needing a saviour is seen as a quaint and outdated notion.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 

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 

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 

Speaker – Luke 7

On Mondays we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. We asked our speaker Clare Heath-Whyte to share more about what she will be speaking on.  Clare will also be running a seminar “Women of faith – hidden heroines of the Reformation”.

What are you speaking about at the Scottish Women’s Convention and why?Flier final

I am speaking on “Faith” from Luke 7. Faith is central to the Christian life, but there is so much confusion about what it actually is. Seeing Jesus meeting various people in this chapter helps us to understand what faith is (and is not) and what a faith filled life looks like in practice.

What is the title of your seminar at the Scottish Women’s Convention? What is it about?

Women of faith – Hidden heroines of the Reformation.

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.

Why is this seminar topic important?

Seeing how women in the past, with far fewer advantages and opportunities than we have, served Christ in their lives can challenge and encourage us today. Will we, like them, allow ourselves to be transformed by scripture rather than being conformed to the world?

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
This seminar will look at how to endure when life and ministry sucks.
How to use the means God has given to keep us going in the Christian life.
The joy set before us – Agnes Brough
A good look forward to the New Creation – to encourage us to run the race to the end.
Afternoon seminars
How to read, understand and apply the Old Testament today.
Being godly online – Rachel Sloan
Help to think through what can be embraced and what should be rejected in digital technology.
Keeping going in evangelism – Katie Piggot and Karen Clark
Lots of help and motivation to keep sharing the good news of Christ with others.
Tickets for £10 can be bought from – tinyurl.com/swbc16tix

Seminar – Keeping Going in Evangelism

 

The last seminar to tell you about is on a topic in the Christian life which can fill many of us with dread or guilt.  But we hope this seminar will spur on us to enjoy telling others about Jesus.  Karen and Katie tell us more.

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Karen

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Katie 

Lives – Edinburgh and Glasgow

What is the title of your seminar at the Scottish Women’s Convention?

Keeping Going in Evangelism

What is the seminar about?

We all find evangelism hard… but we know it is such an important aspect of what we are called to do… so how do we keep going when things are tough? With spiritual encouragements, practical suggestions and some opportunities to spur on one another we hope this seminar will help us all to keep reaching out with the gospel.

Who is the seminar for?

Anyone who loves Jesus and wants others to know him too.

Why is this area important?

Incredibly God in his wisdom has given us the most incredible life saving message to share with others. But because of opposition and our own weakness, we need to be encouraged to savour and share this message. Our testimony is that Jesus is the Saviour of the world. He is the only way to be saved, that is why sharing the good news of Jesus Christ is so important.

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

Karen: I am looking forward to hearing God’s word taught by Carrie, a gifted and godly woman, and hoping to be encouraged to keep going in my own work and ministry.

Katie: I am excited that women from all over Scotland will come together united in Christ to be taught from God’s word. I hope that we will all go home from the conference encouraged to keep following Jesus, emboldened to share the truth with others and full of thankfulness that we belong to Him.

Tickets for £10 can still be bought from – tinyurl.com/swbc16tix