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DON A CARSON

CONVENTION
TWENTY FOURTEEN

EDINBURGH

11to to66July July

Edinburgh Convention is about solid, accessible Bible teaching with a programme for all ages An opportunity to share fellowship and relax with Christians from across the UK and beyond Aims to encourage godly living and engagement with the world around us in gospel witness
Other speakers include: Joe Barnard, Adrian Holdsworth and Alex McLellan

DAVID JACKMAN

Morning Bible Readings . Evening Word and Worship Youth Track . Seminars
For more details of the programme and accommodation contact: The Convention Administrator, The Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7JD 0131 672 2149 admin@faithmission.org

www.edinburghconvention.faithmission.org
Venue: The Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, Gilmerton, Edinburgh EH17 7JD
ROBIN SYDSERFF

ROBERT MURDOCK

Programme

TUESDAY 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson 7.30pm Word & Worship David Jackman 12.10pm Seminar 5 Robin Sydserff 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard 12.10pm Seminar 6 Robert Murdock Children WEDNESDAY Morning Crche for 7.30pm Word & Worship David Jackman 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson pre-schoolers 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard Morning Adventure Time 12.10pm Seminar 1 David Jackman with games, crafts etc. WHAT IS REJUVENATE? SATURDAY 12.10pm Seminar 2 Robin Sydserff (5-12 years) Rejuvenate is an adventure activity holiday for Evening Discovery 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson 2.00-5.00pm Preachers Seminar* Don A Carson Club 16-25 runRobin every Sydserff summer as part 12.10pm of the Seminar 7 Alex McLellan 7.30pm Wordpeople & Worship (5-12 years) 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard wider FM Edinburgh Convention. 7.30pm FMBC Graduation Service The big idea is to gather young people from THURSDAY Don A Carson across the UK A and Ireland together for 8.30am Ministers Breakfast* Don Carson 10.30am Bible Reading the opportunity Don A Carson of quality Christian 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard 12.10pm Seminar 3 David Jackman fellowship, solid and SUNDAY 12.10pm Seminar 4 Adrian Holdsworth relevant biblical teaching 3.00pm Word & Worship David Jackman 7.30pm Word & Worship Robert Murdock and challenging adventure 8.15pm Word & Worship Don A Carson 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard
activities in Scotlands Great Outdoors. It is our passion to PREACHING FROM JOHNS GOSPEL * see people meeting Wednesday 2 July 2-5pm in The Faith Mission Centre: A seminar with Don A Carson for pastors, preachers with God and and students training for ministry. (This seminar is organized in partnership with 2 Timothy 4 Trust) getting Fresh MINISTERS BREAKFAST * Heart to Thursday 3 July at 8.30am in The Faith Mission Centre Speaker: Don A Carson live life forJesus. *Please note that it is essential to pre-register for the Preaching from Johns Gospel seminar and the Ministers Breakfast. This can be done by emailing admin@faithmission.org

The Children and Youth Activities run parallel to the main adult FRIDAY programme

Seminars Accommodation
Seminar Information 1: 3: and booking formSeminar for those requiring accommodation.
NOT need to pre-register except for those r attending How to Day get visitors moreDO out of your In the school of praye the Ministers Breakfast or the afternoon seminar on Preaching Bible from Johns Gospel. Prayer is such a vital part of our

Seminar **Special 5: discounted

instruments. Who will price of 28 per as day his (including meals) for reach the people that you live and those in full-time education accommodated in standard single rooms State of the nation or 42 in single en-suite rooms. work beside if you dont? This The gospel need in Britain is Convention greater than it has ever been in seminar is designed to help We see it as of the utmost importance have the person of Christ and equip us to introduce the last 450 years. This seminar toinspire and the Bible at the very heart of the Edinburgh Convention, with Jesus to the people offers an analysis of yet the in-depth Bible teaching and God has the aim of honest providing accessible usgeneration with. helping tostate equipof and encourage in serving this spiritual the nation believers and surrounded

We know that God speaks to Christian discipleship, yet many We are happy to arrange accommodation for Convention guests. Christians feel discouraged and us through His Word, at but how This is available The Faith Mission Bible College in single, twin, guilty for their poverty and lack family ourselves and a few en-suite rooms; also at Pollock Halls (18 Holyrood can we train to listen Park and Road, Edinburgh) which the Halls in of Residence the ofis progress this area.for The more actively accurately? We University of Edinburgh, located on the edge of Holyrood Park: seminar will look at a Biblical shall look at some practical single rooms (en-suiteways and en-suite 3 star) and en-suite twin rooms. of the nature of #In addition there is budget dormitory style accommodation at the to refresh, or establish, a fruitful understanding Bible College. All accommodation is on a convenient bus route and prayer and practical help on how pattern of personal Bible reading within easy access of the city centre. to translate this into reality. and study.
Some may wish to arrange their own accommodation and will find Seminar 4: information about this by contacting the Scottish Tourist Radical relationships0845 859 Board: www.visitscotland.com info@visitscotland.com Gospel clarity 1006. Watch the news, meet in the

Seminar helpful 2:

In light of pressure from both coffee shop, or chat after church The Bible College and Pollock Halls daily charge (including all outside and inside the Church, and ragged relationships, torn meals*): Standard single room** 42; en-suite single**52; en-suiteseeks single to (3 star) 69; teams standard 78; en-suite twin this seminar clarify andtwin conflicting companions 98; the family rooms charged at twin rates plus additional exactly what gospel is.areAs are soon mentioned. Healthy charge for children depending on their age. Children sharing evangelicals need to be alert are years the 10; holy grail of withwe their parents: 0-4 years teams Free; 5-10 11-14 years 18. Budget dormitory to style churches accommodation for those fullto the threats and prepared and missions all in around time education, 14 per day, including meals, otherwise 16 guard the gospel against them. the world. This seminar offers per day, including meals. (#Please note that budget dormitory In guarding gospel we grasp advanced Biblical principles stylethe accommodation is only available to those in the 16-25 year old age bracket and who are part the Rejuvenate programme.) a fresh understanding of what the and of practices to build ministrygospel is *Those and its staying powerout-with to change enhancing relationships inatyour the Bible College will have all meals the lives. College apart from breakfast. everyday circles.

with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Convention also gives suggests that such honesty will opportunity for relaxation, catching up with friends and exploring lead us tohistoric the great need our Seminar Scotlands capital and of its surrounding area.7: day the people of God turning Sharing ultimate truth with Day Visitors to the Lord in prayer that he Every meeting of the Convention is openordinary to the public. There is no people might revive us again. need to pre-register, except for the Ministers Breakfast the Reason Why and International is seminar on Preaching from Johns Gospel. Seminar 6: dedicated to helping people Travel from Edinburgh City Centre understand that there are good Everyday evangelism Lothian Buses from The Bridges: There are 68 million people reasons to believe the Christian To The Faith Mission, Gilmerton: No 3/29 onTo these islands that we call worldview is true and resonates Pollock Halls: No 14/30 home. One article recently with reality. This seminar will For more information or for online booking estimated that there are over 2 help you share your faith with www.edinburghconvention.faithmission.org million evangelical Christians in confidence as you learn to share Venue the UK. That is encouraging ultimate truth with ordinary The Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, Gilmerton, Edinburgh but it still leaves over 60 million people. Be prepared to: make EH17 7JD people without God and without sense of this broken world; handle hope. Only God can turn the tide the truth; share your belief; anchor Faith Mission & Missionary Training Home (known as The Faith belief; deal with doubt. Be but isnt is it a also fairregistered to say that, for your Mission) charity in Scotland No SC005119 the most part, God uses people prepared to see the big picture!

Meet the Speakers


Joe Barnard
grew up with the alligators and snakes in South Louisiana. He first came to Scotland right after high school when he studied for a year at Highland Theological College in Dingwall. He subsequently went back to America to study at Baylor University where he met his wife, Anna. The next number of years were filled with a variety of activities ranging from studying Arabic in Egypt to selling professional liability insurance to teaching humanities at a classical school in Texas. Eventually, Joe came back to Scotland for graduate studies at The University of St Andrews. For the last four years, he has been pastoring a local congregation in Kiltarlity, a village in the Scottish Highlands. His passion for youth has inspired him to organize youth conferences for teens in the Highlands called Caffeinated Christianity. He has also been a speaker at youth events for the Free Church and The Faith Mission. Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Don is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He has written or edited about sixty books. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition. Don and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois and have two adult children. of gracious transformation, a teacher who daily encounters Jesus Christ captivating and equipping young people to make our King famous.

David Jackman
is a past President of The Proclamation Trust, formed in 1986 to encourage ministry that seeks above all to expound the Bible as Gods Word for today. Under its auspices he was founder-director of the Cornhill Training Course. He is involved now in the Trusts conferences for preachers and in producing distance learning materials and books. His latest book is Joshua, in the Preach The Word series published by Crossway. Before joining The Proclamation Trust, David was

Don A Carson
is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has been since 1978. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom.Hereceivedthe Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central

Adrian Holdsworth
is Vice-Principal at FMBC. Adrian says he is A disciple who is wrestling his life into joyful obedience to Jesus Christ and inviting others around him to do the same, a husband who counts Heather as Gods generous gift and a means

Senior Minister of Above Bar Church, Southampton. He studied theology at Trinity College, Bristol, and worked six years as a staff worker with the Inter-Varsity Fellowship (now UCCF). He read English at Cambridge University and was for four years a grammar school teacher. David is married to Heather and they have two married children and four grandchildren. His spare-time interests include historical biography, piano playing and walking.

Alex McLellan
is the Executive Director of Reason Why International. Alex was born in Edinburgh. He received his BA in Communications from Moody Bible Institute

in Chicago, and his MA in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles. In 2005 Alex launched Reason Why in Scotland, and in 2011 he relocated to the USA and launched Reason Why International. He serves as an associate with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Josh McDowell Ministry. His book, A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World, was published in December 2012 (IVP). Alex is married to Sheryl, they have three children and live in San Diego, California.

Robert Murdock
was appointed Principal of The Faith Mission Bible College in 2013. His desire is to teach the Bible in a dynamic and relevant way believing it

is a dynamic and relevant book. Robert is originally from Scotland. He moved to the Republic of Ireland in his early teens where he came to faith in Christ. He entered The Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh in 1989 where he completed a two year course and then went on to work with The Faith Mission as an evangelist for one year. In 1992 he began his studies at the Irish Baptist College and Queens University, Belfast, from which he was awarded several degrees including a PhD. Robert has been involved in pastoral ministry since 1994 when he became an assistant in Ballymena Baptist Church, Northern Ireland. In 1996 he moved to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lisburn where he served as pastor for almost twelve years. In January 2008 he became pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vernon,

Canada. He has been married to Elaine since 1992 and they have five children.

Robin Sydserff
has been minister of St. Catherines Church in Edinburgh for five years. One of the churchs priorities is training gospel workers through its Ministry Associate Programme. Prior to coming to Edinburgh, Robin worked in London with David Jackman as Director of Ministry for The Proclamation Trust. Before fulltime ministry, Robin trained as a chartered accountant and then lectured in accountancy and finance at Heriot-Watt University. He is married to Sally and they have three children, aged thirteen, eleven and nine (and a black Labrador).

Programme

TUESDAY 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson 7.30pm Word & Worship David Jackman 12.10pm Seminar 5 Robin Sydserff 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard 12.10pm Seminar 6 Robert Murdock Children WEDNESDAY Crche for 7.30pm Word & Worship Morning David Jackman 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson pre-schoolers 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard Morning Adventure Time 12.10pm Seminar 1 David Jackman with games, crafts etc. WHAT IS REJUVENATE? SATURDAY 12.10pm Seminar 2 Robin Sydserff (5-12 years) Rejuvenate is an adventure activity holiday for Evening Discovery 10.30am Bible Reading Don A Carson 2.00-5.00pm Preachers Seminar* Don A Carson Club 16-25 run everySydserff summer as part12.10pm of the Seminar 7 Alex McLellan 7.30pm Wordpeople & Worship Robin (5-12 years) 9.00pm Rejuvenate JoeFM Barnard wider Edinburgh Convention. 7.30pm FMBC Graduation Service The big idea is to gather young people from THURSDAY Don A Carson across the UK A and Ireland together for 8.30am Ministers Breakfast* Don Carson 10.30am Bible Reading the opportunity Don A Carson of quality Christian 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard 12.10pm Seminar 3 David Jackman fellowship, solid and SUNDAY 12.10pm Seminar 4 Adrian Holdsworth relevant biblical teaching 3.00pm Word & Worship David Jackman 7.30pm Word & Worship Robert Murdock and challenging adventure 8.15pm Word & Worship Don A Carson 9.00pm Rejuvenate Joe Barnard
activities in Scotlands Great Outdoors. It is our passion to PREACHING FROM JOHNS GOSPEL * see people meeting Wednesday 2 July 2-5pm in The Faith Mission Centre: A seminar with Don A Carson for pastors, preachers with God and and students training for ministry. (This seminar is organized in partnership with 2 Timothy 4 Trust) getting Fresh MINISTERS BREAKFAST * Heart to Thursday 3 July at 8.30am in The Faith Mission Centre Speaker: Don A Carson live life forJesus. *Please note that it is essential to pre-register for the Preaching from Johns Gospel seminar and the Ministers Breakfast. This can be done by emailing admin@faithmission.org

The Children and Youth Activities run parallel to the main adult FRIDAY programme

Seminars Accommodation
Seminar Information 1: 3: and booking form Seminar for those requiring accommodation.
NOT need to pre-register except for those attending How to Day get visitors moreDO out of your In the school of praye r the Ministers Breakfast or the afternoon seminar on Preaching Bible from Johns Gospel. Prayer is such a vital part of our

Seminar **Special 5: discounted

instruments. price of 28 per as day his (including meals) forWho will those in full-time education accommodated in standard single rooms reach the people that you live and State of the nation or 42 in single en-suite rooms. work beside if you dont? This The gospel need in Britain is Convention greater than it has ever been in seminar is designed to help We see it as ofyears. the utmost importance have the person of Christ and equip us to introduce the last 450 This seminar toinspire and the Bible at the very heart of the Edinburgh Convention, with Jesus to the people offers an analysis of yet the in-depth Bible teaching and God has the aim of honest providing accessible us with. helping to state equip of and encourage in serving this generation spiritual the nation believers and surrounded

We know that God speaks to Christian discipleship, yet many We are happy to arrange accommodation for Convention guests. Christians feel discouraged and us through His Word, at but how This is available The Faith Mission Bible College in single, twin, guilty for their poverty and lack family ourselves and a few en-suite rooms; also at Pollock Halls (18 Holyrood can we train to listen Park and Road, Edinburgh) which the Halls in of Residence the ofis progress this area.for The more actively accurately? We University of Edinburgh, located on the edge of Holyrood Park: seminar will look at a Biblical shall look at some practical single rooms (en-suite ways and en-suite 3 star) and en-suite twin rooms. of the nature of #In addition there is budget dormitory style accommodation at the to refresh, or establish, a fruitful understanding Bible College. All accommodation is on a convenient bus route and prayer and practical help on how pattern of personal Bible reading within easy access of the city centre. to translate this into reality. and study.
Some may wish to arrange their own accommodation and will find Seminar 4: information about this by contacting the Scottish Tourist Radical relationships0845 859 Board: www.visitscotland.com info@visitscotland.com Gospel clarity 1006. Watch the news, meet in the

Seminar helpful 2:

In light of pressure from both coffee shop, or chat after church The Bible College and Pollock Halls daily charge (including all outside and inside the Church, and ragged relationships, torn meals*): Standard single room** 42; en-suite single**52; en-suiteseeks single to (3 star) 69; teams standard 78; en-suite twin this seminar clarify andtwin conflicting companions 98; the family rooms charged at twin rates plus additional exactly what gospel is.areAs are charge for children depending onsoon their mentioned. age. Children Healthy sharing evangelicals need to be alert are years the 10; holy grail of withwe their parents: 0-4 years teams Free; 5-10 11-14 years 18. Budget dormitory to style churches accommodation for those fullto the threats and prepared and missions all in around time education, 14 per day, including meals, otherwise 16 guard the gospel against them. the world. This seminar offers per day, including meals. (#Please note that budget dormitory In guarding gospel we grasp style the accommodation is only available to those in the 16-25 year advanced Biblical principles old age bracket and who are part the Rejuvenate programme.) a fresh understanding of what the and of practices to build ministrygospel is *Those and itsstaying powerout-with to change enhancing relationships inatyour the Bible College will have all meals the lives. College apart from breakfast. everyday circles.

with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Convention also gives suggests that such honesty will opportunity for relaxation, catching up with friends and exploring lead us to the great need our Seminar Scotlands historic capital and of its surrounding area. 7: day the people of God turning Sharing ultimate truth with Day Visitors to the Lord in prayer that he Every meeting of the Convention is openordinary to the public. There is no people might us again. need torevive pre-register, except for the Ministers Breakfast the Reason Why and International is seminar on Preaching from Johns Gospel. Seminar 6: dedicated to helping people Travel from Edinburgh City Centre understand that there are good Everyday evangelism Lothian Buses from The Bridges: There are 68 million people reasons to believe the Christian To The Faith Mission, Gilmerton: No 3/29 onTo these islands that we call worldview is true and resonates Pollock Halls: No 14/30 home. One article recently with reality. This seminar will For more information or for online booking estimated that there are over 2 help you share your faith with www.edinburghconvention.faithmission.org million evangelical Christians in confidence as you learn to share Venue the UK. That is encouraging ultimate truth with ordinary The Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, Gilmerton, Edinburgh but it still leaves over 60 million people. Be prepared to: make EH17 7JD people without God and without sense of this broken world; handle hope. Only God can turn the tide the truth; share your belief; anchor Faith Mission & Missionary Training Home (known as The Faith belief; deal with doubt. Be but isnt is it a also fairregistered to say that, for your Mission) charity in Scotland No SC005119 the most part, God uses people prepared to see the big picture!

Booking form
To: The Convention Administrator Special dietary requirements, please The Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, specify Edinburgh, EH17 7JD I am in full-time education 0131 672 2149 admin@faithmission.org Payment Please use BLOCK CAPITALS I/We enclose a non-refundable deposit Title...... of 15 per person Name..................................................... (State amount ..............) Address.................................................. .............................................................. I/We will arrive on............(day) .............(time) Postcode................. Telephone.............................................. I/We will leave on.............(day) .............(time) Name and age of children .............................................................. I wish to book for Rejuvenate I am in full-time education Accommodation Age Parent or guardian signature (please tick appropriate box) required if under eighteen I would like:

Single standard Twin standard Single en-suite Single en-suite (3 star) Twin en-suite I am willing to share if necessary I wish to share with....................... Dorm style budget accommodation

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.............................................................. to attend Edinburgh Convention 2014 Signed.................................................... Print name.............................................. Relationship to young person ..............................................................

Dont miss the opportunity to visit the FM Bookshop in the purpose-built facility within the grounds of the Bible College. There you will find a wide variety of books, Bibles, music, cards and gifts to suit all ages and tastes. Take advantage of the special offers on many items which are available throughout the week. You will always find a warm welcome in our light and spacious Caf Broma located in the same building.

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