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Increasingly we live in a secular society where the very idea of needing a saviour is seen as a quaint and outdated notion.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

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 – 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 

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, why they’ll be coming again and encouraging others to buy tickets.

Caroline Dodds from Glasgow (for TWO MORE WEEKS!!) came last year and answered some questions for us.

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

The convention helped to lift my eyes above the newborn-twin-chaos which I was inhabiting! I was feeling completely overwhelmed, exhausted, and unsure of what use I would be in the kingdom of God as a burnt-out milk machine. Being taught from the Bible about God’s purposes, and hearing the encouragement to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, was a lifesaver. Meeting with other women who were facing similar challenges, or were a little further along the road than I am, made a huge difference during a very difficult time. The twins seemed to enjoy bits of it too (particularly the nursing mums room) and screamed through other bits (thanks to everyone who helped!).

Why would you encourage someone to go this year?

The Bible teaching is top notch, the singing is super-encouraging, and the seminars cover lots of aspects of the Christian life which will help you to worship Jesus in everything you do.

What one thing about the 2017 Scottish Women’s Bible Convention are you looking forward to and why?

Seeing other sisters from all over Scotland who love the Lord and want to make him known in their spheres of influence, because that always inspires me to do the same!

 

 

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, why they’ll be coming again and encouraging others to buy tickets.

Alison McKendrick from East Kilbride came last year and answered some questions for us.

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

I thought the whole convention was excellent – the organisation, the speakers, the worship team, venue and hospitality.

The encouragement received from the talks was just what I needed.  To fix our eyes on Jesus, finish the race well.  Remove all the obstacles that slow us down, confess negativity, pride, self-righteousness.  Be honest and completely open in our relationship with God.  1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, ‘Turn from idols to serve the living and true God, as we wait for Jesus to return’.  God is not working for our happiness but for our holiness.

Why would you encourage someone to go this year?

To engage with other Christian women who face the same struggles as us.  To learn more of God’s promises and purpose for our lives.  To take time out of our busy lives to focus on Jesus and worship together as women of God.  To be open and to listen to what God is speaking into our lives.

What one thing about the 2017 Scottish Women’s Bible Convention are you looking forward to and why?

Being with women of God as we worship, share and learn together, so we can grow in holiness, with the power of the Spirit of God, to be more like Jesus.

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?