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July 16, 2012
Ministers and members are encouraged to sign up for the Positively Presbyterian Conference at the end of August in Larbert.
One of the keynote speeches is by Free Church Moderator Reverend Dr Iain D Campbell, who will follow-up his well-received General Assembly address on the “Communion of the Saints”.
Reverend Neil MacMillan, who is helping to organise the conference, said: “Iain D has agreed to take that address and apply it in a more specific manner to the current Presbyterian context in Scotland.
“We want to open this address up as widely as possible so even if you cannot come to any other part of the conference, please do come for the Tuesday evening to hear Iain. He is always worth listening to.”
Above: Reverend Neil MacMillan
Another of the conference speakers, Reverend David Meredith, will explore the theme of ‘Backsliding in the Ministry; the Reality of Losing our Edge’.
The Smithton minister added: “If you are able, attend this conference. It will be worth it just for Reverend Dr Iain D Campbell’s paper on the current Scottish church scene.
“Iain is knocking it out of the park these days in terms of insight on a national and international scale.”
Above: Reverend David Meredith
Although the three-day event is normally aimed at people within the Free Church, organisers are hoping others from similar Presbyterian denominations will come along.
Reverend Neil MacMillan said: “It is a small and informal conference which offers good opportunities to learn, build relationships and benefit from fellowship.
“We want to broaden the conference out to include those from other Presbyterian denominations who share our convictions about the gospel.”
The Positively Presbyterian conference takes place from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 August, at the Boys’ Brigade Centre (Carronvale House) in Larbert.
The conference will cost £100 for the whole period but proportionate charges will be made for delegates who stay for a shorter time (such as £30 for a day pass). Early bookings are encouraged.
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