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.

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Increasingly we live in a secular society where the very idea of needing a saviour is seen as a quaint and outdated notion.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

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 

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 SWBC is for all women and is something we should all be excited by.  These people have either already booked their tickets, are involved in planning or are enthusiastically advertising at their churches.

This week we asked Alan McKnight, minister at Harper Church in Glasgow and part of the West of Scotland Gospel Partnership Steering Group, why he is encouraging the women in his church to go.

Alan writes,”When God’s word is faithfully taught his voice is heard and lives are changed. That’s why I’m so encouraged by the work of the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention because it is all about God’s Word and it provides a model for women opening up God’s word with other women.

We are encouraging all of our Harper women to go along and enjoy a feast of good teaching together with a varied range of seminars that will help with living the Christian life in the world as it is today. We see the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention as a model that our women can learn from and that it will enrich women’s ministry in the local church as well as building friendships across the various congregations supporting the event.”