Edinburgh 2020

SUNDAY 28 JUNE – FRIDAY 3 July 2020

THE EDINBURGH CONVENTION HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

Faith Mission Bible College, Edinburgh

Message from the Chairman

Due to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic,  The Faith Mission have taken the decision to cancel the Edinburgh Convention this year.  We are very sorry about this.  All people who already booked in will be contacted in due course.

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Keynote Speakers

Liam Goligher
Liam Goligher
Liam began serving as senior minister at Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, in April 2011. Before this he pastored churches in ireland, Canada, Scotland, and London. Liam has also been a frequent speaker and served as a council member for the Keswick Convention. He has authored several books including Joseph – The hidden hand of God. Liam is married to Christine and they have five children and eleven grandchildren
Charles Price
Charles Price
Charles Price is minister at large with The Peoples Church, Toronto, Canada, where he was lead pastor from 2001 to 2016. Whilst at The Peoples Church, his hour-long weekly television programme, Living Truth, was broadcast across Canada and in more than seventy other countries. He also had a daily thirty-minute radio programme.
Originally from England, Charles has preached in over one hundred countries, and is the author of seven books. He is married to Hilary and they have two daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Daily Programme Overview

  • 10.30am: Bible Reading with Charles Price
  • 12.10pm: Seminars
  • 7.30pm: Evening Celebration with Liam goligher
  • 9.00pm: Rejuvenate
  • Day visitors are welcome to attend all the meetings. No registration is necessary.  However, it is essential to pre-register for the Church Leaders Breakfast by emailing: edinburghconvention@faithmission.org.
  • Church Leaders Breakfast:
    Thursday: 8.30am  ‘Preaching In The Presence Of God’ Liam Goligher

Full programme of activities for Children and Youth.
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REJUVENATE IS AN ACTION-PACKED WEEK WITH INSPIRING BIBLICAL TEACHING…
AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY IN ONE OF SCOTLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES – EDINBURGH.

Seminars

Monday
ART AND ALGERIA: THE MISSIONARY LIFE OF LILIAS TROTTER
David Reimer
Lilias Trotter (1853–1928) left behind dazzling prospects to follow God’s missionary call. While still in her twenties, she devoted herself first to urban mission in London, which was followed by forty years of gospel witness in north Africa. Her courage, faithfulness, and vision remain an inspiration today.
COPING WITH GRIEF
Linda Townend
We all encounter the depths of sorrow and there is none deeper than experiencing loss. Grief is undoubtedly real; we cannot hide from it or dispel it from our minds. Linda will draw from personal experience and from Scripture as to how she journeyed through times of bereavement.
Tuesday
DO NOT BE SILENT
Nigel Kenny
Education, gender ideology and hate crime are among a range of current issues that affect us as Christians. Freedom of speech and conscience are very much under threat in these days but we still enjoy great liberty to make a difference. Nigel will bring us up to date on what is happening and what we can do to be a Christian influence as salt and light.
PRECIOUS TRIAL
Carolyn Harrison
Kyle Harrison, who is now sixteen, was born with profound disabilities and is totally dependent. In this seminar, Carolyn will share the choices, changes and challenges, as well as the blessings and joys, of parenting Kyle.
Wednesday
MEMORIES OF A CHRISTIAN HOME
William MacKenzie
Looking back over his early years, William will consider some issues that continue to challenge parents today including dealing with disobedience, sibling rivalry, peer influence, and sport-related pressure. he will also discuss the importance of setting priorities and conflict resolution, and emphasise the centrality of the Bible in everything, not forgetting his enduring memories of good times of fun, food and fellowship.
WHY DO THE GODLY SUFFER
Charles Price
Job, along with his three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, then joined by the young man Elihu, present different popular explanations for why godly people experience trouble. All seem reasonable. All could be seen as scriptural. At the end of the book of Job, the unexpected answer is found to be none of these reasonably sounding and popular explanations. The answer in Job is both less satisfying, and more satisfying!
Thursday
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM TYNDALE
Russell Newton
William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536) was the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew. He wanted God’s Word to be understandable for the ‘boy that driveth the plough’ – ordinary people. Yet he faced exile, imprisonment, and ultimately death for doing so. Tyndale’s astonishing life is a powerful example of perseverance and what it means to follow god faithfully in a hostile world.
THE GRAMMAR OF GOD
Liam Goligher
Liam has been involved in extensive discussions among theologians over the last number of years on the subject of the Trinity. These conversations related especially to the eternal submission of the Son to the Father. In this seminar, Liam will explain the language that is associated with the Trinity, bring this vitally important doctrine to life and provide insights into the dialogue he has been involved in.
Friday
TO THE FOURTH GENERATION
Jeremy Middleton
Having long been persuaded of the significant role which grandparents are called to exercise under God, and with ten years’ experience as a ‘practitioner’ of this ministry, Jeremy still thinks he is learning the ropes! He will consider why the responsibilities of parenthood don’t stop when your children fly the nest, and how the opportunities of parenthood may only start to take flight in the next generation.
SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM
John Townend
Across Great Britain and Ireland, Faith Mission personnel are bringing the gospel to people of all ages every day. It could be in a school assembly, at a gospel mission, from a church pulpit, on a busy high street… and that’s just for starters. Come and gather fuel for praise and prayer as John invites some FM missionaries to share about their Kingdom work.

Seminar Speakers

Carolyn Harrison
Carolyn Harrison
Carolyn and her husband, William, serve the Lord with The Faith Mission in an area which takes in the south and south west of Scotland and north of England. They are based in Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway, where they manage one of the Mission’s camp centres. They have two children: Emma, who is studying in Aberdeen, and Kyle.
Nigel Kenny
Nigel Kenny
Nigel is no stranger to The Faith Mission, having spoken at Edinburgh Convention on many occasions. Converted to Christ in his last year at school, Nigel was greatly helped in those early years as a believer by the Faith Mission bookshop in his home town of Stirling. After working for twenty years as a solicitor, Nigel completed the Cornhill Training Course in 2010 and has been the Christian institute’s Scotland Offcer for the past nine years. Nigel and his wife, Anne, live in Glasgow and have two grown-up children.
William MacKenzie
William MacKenzie
After initially working in agriculture, William and his wife, Carine, began publishing Christian books over thirty years ago. Christian Focus now has in excess of a thousand titles in print in more than seventy languages. William’s passion is to bring glory to God by pointing readers to the excellencies of the gospel. He is chairman of the board for Evangelicals now, a leading Christian newspaper, and also serves as a trustee of Christian Literature Crusade. William and Carine live in Inverness. They have three daughters, who are all following Jesus, and eight grandchildren.
Jeremy Middleton
Jeremy Middleton
Jeremy is presently pastoring the congregation of Gilcomston Churchin Aberdeen, having moved to the city in 2016. Previously he was a parish minister in Davidson’s Mains in Edinburgh, where he spent twenty seven years, and in Cumbernauld. He and his wife, Susan, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Russell Newton
Russell Newton
Russell teaches church history at the Faith Mission Bible College. Alongside this role, he’s also a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining the team at FMBC, Russell worked in the voluntary sector while completing a PhD in church history. He and his wife, Becky, are members of Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh.
David Reimer
David Reimer
Having spent thirty years working in universities in Canada, England, and Scotland, in 2018 David joined the team at the Faith Mission bible College, where he now serves as academic dean. Although his teaching area is biblical studies, he also enjoys forays into church history. He is originally from Canada, and has lived with his family in the UK since the mid-1980s.
John Townend
John Townend
John was born in Yorkshire and comes from a farming background. his parents were converted through the work of The Faith Mission and he then came to the Lord aged seventeen. John began his life in the agricultural industry before joining The Faith Mission, in which he has now served for more than forty years. Initially involved in the Mission’s rural evangelism in England, Ireland and
Scotland, he is now its general director.
Linda Townend
Linda Townend
Linda is married to John and they have three grown-up children and six grandchildren.
She loves walking in the beautiful Scottish countryside and spending time with her grandchildren. Her other interests include reading and cooking.

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