Posts from June 2024

Posts from June 2024

Postcard From Poland: Day 3

There’s something special about opening the window blinds at 5am, as I did a short while ago in my flat in Warsaw, opening the door and seeing and feeling the strength of the sunshine – even at that time of the day. Last night, at the end of another hot and sticky day there was a thunderstorm with heavy rain and, though hot already, it is certainly much fresher this morning. This little flat is on the top floor of…

Postcard From Poland: Day 2

Our subject today, for the first of our three days of training, was the Doctrine of Scripture. This seemed the right place to start for a course on The Foundations of Preaching. We worked our way through the truths we believe about God’s Word and why it is vital to take a strong stand on each of them – inspiration, infallibility, inerrancy, authority, sufficiency, efficacy, clarity – if we are going to be preachers and teachers of God’s Word. Indeed,…

Postcard from Poland: Day 1

It’s exciting! After many months of planning, praying and dreaming – not to mention countless webchats, emails etc etc – this strategic vision of training for Polish preachers is about to come to fruition. I arrived in Warsaw this afternoon and, for once, the Ryanair flight actually left Edinburgh on time and arrived a few minutes early. I suspect disciplinary action awaits the pilot. Seriously though, I was grateful for a hassle free journey and it was a delight to…

Jesus The Evangelist

Next Wednesday, June 19th, is the final session in our online course on Evangelism and Pastor John MacKinnon will be back for a return visit, this time speaking about Jesus the Evangelist. John is on the pastoral team at Calderwood Baptist Church in East Kilbride, and is Director of Evangelism at The Word One to One. He brings many years of experience in this field to his input to the course and has an infectious enthusiasm for sharing the gospel. The session runs from 11.00am…

Evangelistic Preaching

There are just two more sessions in our online series on evangelism and the subject for this week is Evangelistic Preaching. Our speaker is Rev Dr Sandy Roger who has a wealth of experience in this area and whose ministry and input is always greatly appreciated. This session is on Wednesday 12th June and runs from 11.00am – 1.00pm on zoom. You can register for just this one session or also for the remaining one in the series. Registration is essential, as…

Children’s Evangelism

The next in our online series on evangelism is the all-important subject of Children’s Evangelism. Leading this session will be Simon Snodgrass who, with his wife Hannah, is on the staff of Child Evangelism Fellowship and is based in Scotland. This session is on Wednesday 5th June and runs from 11.00am – 1.00pm on zoom. You can register for just this one session or for others in the series. Registration is essential, as is payment in advance, and you can sign up here.…