It's a pleasure to announce the 2017 Emmanuel Conference, Our God Reigns, jointly hosted with Christian Concern, on Saturday 22 April.
Jesus declared that one day every nation would not only hear the gospel, but be transformed by the gospel. Our God Reigns is a conference for anyone who wants to be a part of this mission.
Join us to expand your vision of the scope of the gospel, and be renewed and empowered to shine the light of Christ into every area of life.
Date: 9:30am to 4:00pm, Saturday 22 April 2017
Venue: The Welsh Chapel, Freston Gardens, Cockfosters, London, EN4 9LY (click for map)
Speaker: Dr Joe Boot
A popular speaker around the world, Joe's books include The Mission of God and Gospel Culture.
The modern church is in danger of losing its grip on the gospel, either by reducing it to an individualised message of personal salvation, or by twisting it into a therapeutic feel-good programme.
But the gospel does not revolve around us, and it's not a form of religious therapy. The gospel is about Jesus Christ and his renewal of the whole created order.
The gospel of the kingdom is the glorious declaration that the crucified Lord Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead and is now enthroned as the King of heaven and earth. Jesus has received from the Father all nations as his inheritance, and they are being gathered to him by the power of the Holy Spirit. He taught us to pray that his kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven, and he sent his Spirit upon the church so that we might continue his work of transforming the world in his name.
This transformation involves individuals and families committing themselves to follow Christ as they live their lives and raise the next generation. It involves churches taking seriously their mission to proclaim the gospel to the world. And it involves nations embracing the gospel and so experiencing true freedom.
We urgently need to rediscover these priorities, so that the gospel can once again be proclaimed and lived out faithfully in our land.
Join us at Our God Reigns, a one-day conference on Saturday 22 April 2017.
9:30am Registration and coffee
10:00 Session 1: The Everlasting Covenant - Rediscovering the Scope of the Gospel
11:00 Morning break
11:30 Session 2: As For Me and My House - The Gospel and the Family
1:45 Session 3: I Will Build My Church - The Gospel and the Church
2:30 Afternoon break
3:00 Session 4: Every Knee Will Bow - The Gospel and the World
Tea and coffee will be provided during registration and during the morning and afternoon breaks. However, to keep costs to a minimum, lunch will not be provided. There will be space at the venue to eat packed lunches, and food can also be purchased from shops nearby.
Children of all ages are welcome. We regret that we are unable to provide childcare, but there is a large room adjacent to the conference hall where children may take a break with parental supervision if they become restless. Naturally, parents and guardians are requested to supervise their children at all times.