What is the Scottish Northern Convention?
The Scottish Northern Convention began in 1931 and apart from a short break during the years of the Second World War has been held continuously ever since. This year therefore sees the 88th year of Convention Ministry in the Highlands. The Convention is modelled along the lines of its bigger sister convention in Keswick the aim of the Convention remains that of deepening spiritual life.
Organized by a committee composed of people drawn from across the reformed denominations within the Highlands, ?Scottish Northern Convention? lasts for five days during the month of September. It takes place in Castle Street Church in Dingwall.
The programme consist of morning Bible Readings, Evening Celebrations, missionary lunch, church leaders meeting and there is an opportunity to fellowship with a cuppa and a browse through the bookstall provided by CLC Inverness.
As part of the fellowship of Keswick Ministries, the emphasis of the Scottish Northern Convention is summed up in three words: hearing, becoming, serving.
Hearing God?s Word: The Scriptures are the foundation for the church?s life, growth and mission, and we are committed to the preaching and teaching of God?s Word in a way which is faithful to Scripture and relevant to all believers.
Becoming like God?s Son: From its earliest days the Keswick Movement has encouraged Christians to live godly lives in the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow in Christ-likeness and to live under His Lordship in every area of life. This is God?s will for His people in every culture and generation.
Serving God?s Mission: The authentic response to God?s Word is obedience to His mission, and the inevitable result of Christ-likeness is sacrificial service. We are committed to encouraging committed discipleship in family life, work and society, and energetic engagement in local and global mission.
Therefore, we would like to invite you and your Church to participate in this year?s Convention.
It runs from Sunday 23rd September through Thursday 27th September 2018.
The speakers will be Rev. Paul Mallard, currently the pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath, and the Rev. Peter Grainger. Paul will be teaching at our evening celebrations on Christ?s message to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3, while Peter will be leading our Morning Bible Studies on Elijah under the title ?The Man who Prayed? from 1 Kings Chapters 17 - 19.
Peter will also be sharing on the work of the 2 Timothy 4 Trust and looking at the topic of will speak the subject of ?Preaching that connects? at the Church Leaders? Lunch on the Tuesday at 12:30pm. All those serving in any leadership role within your churches are warmly invited to attend this meeting.
Also, there will be a Missions? Lunch on Thursday 27th at 12:30pm to hear from the missionary representatives who will be displaying their organizations? work at their stalls throughout the week. There will also be a brief missions? input to each of the evening meetings.
CLC Inverness will also be in attendance providing a bookstall with books suggested by our speakers and other appropriate up-to-date Christian materials.
We look forward to having you join with us, as God speaks to us and we grow together!
In His Grace,
The Scottish Northern Convention Committee.