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Issue No 9 (4th Qtr 2017) of our B & P Convention Newsletter is now available for you to download and enjoy. It contains more details of our Men's Convention which is fast approaching plus news of special book choices and the first infromation about next Summers Convention at Citygate.  
Issue No 8 of our B & P Convention Newsletter is now available for you to download and enjoy. It contains a picture gallery from the recent very well atended summer convention plus news of the Men Convention in four months time. 
The timetable for the Mens Convention at Moordown Baptist church on Saturday 11th November is now available to view on the Timetable page of the Mens Convention area 
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LEADERS DAY TUESDAY 4th JULY @ CHRIST CHURCH WESTBOURNE 


Dr Tim Chester will address the subject “Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life and Ministry.  

Church leaders are always going to be busy people. But are you too busy? Too busy for family? Too busy to rest? Too busy to pray?

We will explore how we can manage our time well, but also how we can manage the pressures that drive us to overwork. And we’re explore have we can recover intimacy with God in the midst of busyness.
 
The four sessions will be:
1. Managing your time
2. Managing your heart
3. Communion with God
4. The means of communion
ISSUE 7 OF THE B & PC NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Issue 7 of our regular Convention Newsletters is now available for you to download and digest at your leisure. Please go to the Newsletter Page to download your copy.

This first issue of the year tells you all you need to know about the dates, times, speakers and topics for the two 2017 Conventions 
2017 Church Leaders Day - A Date for your Diary

For 2017 we are delighted that Dr Tim Chester has agreed to present to us on our popular Leaders Day at Christ Church Westbourne in addition to his evening talks at Citygate.


His chosen topic is “Intimacy with God in the busyness of life & ministry” and he is well versed with the topic having written the book “The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness” which was published in June 2008.

As in previous years this is relaxed workshop style meeting with   participation encouraged. All are welcome including church leaders, their spouses, church workers, lay Bible teachers, pastoral care team members, youth and small group leaders and gospel workers. 

It provides a great opportunity to meet and enjoy fellowship with other Bible teaching colleagues from around the area.  Refreshments and a light buffet lunch are provided.  We make a nominal charge of £10 per head towards costs.
You can read more about Tim on our speakers page.
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The 2017 Men's Convention

Plans are already underway for the fourth Bournemouth Men's Convention to be held on Saturday the 11th November 2017 at Christ Church Westbourne.

We already have an excellent presenter booked and you will have the opportunity to hear Rico Tice the associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, 
London.

Rico is well known in the UK as a speaker a evangelical Christian conferences and a evangelist of national standing.

More information will be released in mid 2017.
ANOTHER ISSUE OF THE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW

Issue 6 of our regular Convention Newsletters is now available for you to download and digest at your leisure.

This first issue of the year tells you all you need to know about the dates, times, speakers and topics for the two 2017 Conventions 

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500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation
500 Years of Evangelical Reformation 1517-2017 

When Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-five Theses” on the church door in Wittenberg in 1517, no one expected the breadth of evangelical reforms in Christian teaching and practice that followed. In every dimension of Christian faith a renewed trust in God’s forgiving mercy replaced a reliance on teachings and practices that, like the sale of indulgences, were vulnerable to abuse and corruption. 
 
"I have the comfortable certainty that I please God, not by reason of the merit of my works, but by reason of His merciful favour promised to me; so that, if I work too little, or badly, He does not impute it to me, but with fatherly compassion pardons me and makes me better. This is the glorying of all the saints in their God” - Martin Luther (1517)

Preaching a few years later, Luther said, “I opposed indulgences ... but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. I did nothing; the Word did everything.” When he began to propose reforms in worship, he wrote similar words. “This is the sum of the matter: let everything be done so that the Word may have free course.” 

Nearly 500 years later, the results of this evangelical confidence in God’s forgiving and liberating Word are evident today in Christian communities of all types. 


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A very Happy Christmas to all Bournemouth & Poole Convention goers from the organising committee.  Thanks for you support in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all again hopefully alongside newcomers in July 2017
 
Witness at Westbourne. Saturday the 19th of November saw almost one hundred men from the local conurbation gather together for the third annual Bournemouth & Poole Men’s Convention. Under the banner heading of “Men of the Word” delegates heard four presentations from speakers Mike Cain and Jonny Pearse plus sung worship led by Phil Downes and his talented musicians.

Countdown to the 2016 Men’s Convention.
The third, Bournemouth & Poole,  one day,  Men’s Convention takes place on Saturday the 19th of November at Christ Church, Westbourne .  
Under the banner heading “Men of the Word” with ample opportunities for any questions and discussion.  Coffee is from  9.30 am and session one is scheduled to start at approximately 10.00am.   The four sessions include: 
The Word that brings life– Psalm 119
The Word that brings blessing – Revelation 1
The Word that brings certainty – Luke 1
The Word that brings comfort– Psalm 119
The inspiring & informative Bible teaching, enjoyable fellowship, uplifting worship and manly banter will, as it was last year, be enjoyed by all the delegates.  Cost is £10 to include all refreshents and a light sandwich lunch.  
ANOTHER ISSUE OF THE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW

Issue 5 of our regular Convention Newsletter is now available for you to download and digest at your leisure.

This issue tells you all you need to know about the Mens Convention in November and has a picture gallery of photos taken at the recent Summer Convention. 
Summer Convention 2017

We hope that you will be able to join us next summer for the next annual Bournemouth & Poole Convention from 3rd - 7th July 2017

* Evenings with Tim Chester
Tim is a pastor at Grace Church, Boroughbridge, UK, a tutor with the Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy, and is the author of over 30 books. He has a PhD in theology and was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. He has been an adjunct lecturer in missiology and reformed spirituality. Tim is married to Helen and has two daughters.

“Rediscovered Joy: Exploring the Power of the Reformation in Galatians

1. How to hear God’s voice – Galatians 1 (Reformation link: Scripture alone)
2. How to win God’s approval – Galatians 2 (Reformation link: justification by faith alone through Christ alone)
3. How to recognise God’s people – Galatians 3 & 4:21-31 (Reformation link: the marks of a true church)
4. How to enjoy God’s love – Galatians 4 (Reformation link: the work of the Spirit)
5. How to do God’s will – Galatians 5-6 (Reformation link: gospel living)

* Mornings (5 – 7 July) Alasdair Paine, Vicar, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge
* Tuesday 4th JulyChurch Leaders’ Day at Christ Church Westbourne


Leaders Day - More Information - Have you booked yet?

We have more details now of the individual topics that Jonathan Berry will cover during the Leader’s Day on Tuesday 5th July.
Jonathan is presenting on behalf of the the True Freedom Trust (TfT) who are a UK-wide teaching and pastoral support ministry for churches and individuals dealing with issues of same-sex attraction. TfT holds to the orthodox view on sex and relationships and strives to provide a ministry of grace and truth.
Under the banner heading “Supporting People Struggling with Same-Sex attraction - Ministering Grace and Truth” his four sessions are as follows:-
 
1. Confidence in the gospel in a gay-affirming world 
 
2. Preaching the sexual ethics of Jesus with grace and truth
 
3. Providing meaningful pastoral care to same-sex attracted Christians
 
4. Ministering authentic gospel hope - in and outside the church
 
Don’t forget this day is open to anyone involved in leadership, not just Pastors, but group or youth leaders whether in training or service.

Important new issue of our Newsletter now available for download

This is the one you need to read with all the details of the Summer Convention which is now less than one month away.
Cross check your diaries and planners to be sure you don't miss out on these excellent presentations.
Mix and match evenings and mornings with something for all ages.

See you there ! 



Books at the 2016 Convention

Once you have heard the speakers you are sure to be thirsty for more of insights into God’s Word and Christian Life.

Once again our colleagues at Keith Jones have agreed to provide at bookstall at all our events with a hand picked selection of the latest titles and CD’s. 

On the Convention Books tab on the Home page of this site we have featured five of the titles from Jonathan Lamb, Simon Manchester and Jonathan Berry all at special B & P Convention prices just for that week. 
Click here to go straight to that page. 

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Youth Events – more info on this year’s programme.
 
Based on the success we had last year with our Crossteach administered Youth Event we have extended the programme to run on consecutive evenings – Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July alongside the adult meetings.
 
Once again the Youth sessions will combine some Worship Time with presentations plus interactive work in groups. Refreshments are provided.
 
This year the lead presenter will be Wayne Harris, Crossteach’s National Director based in Warwickshire. He will be supported by Andi Norton who is a Schools Worker with the PACE Christian organisation based in Bournemouth and Poole.  
 
In 2016 the programme will link with the theme of the main adult convention and examine “Godliness from Head to Toe”.
 
The Wednesday 6th session will cover - “God working in you”
Mind, Heart and Knees.
 
Ø Mind - cultivating a Christian worldview in a confused world


Ø Heart - a life devoted to the glory of God in a world obsessed with 'self'


Ø Knees - depending on the grace of God in a world where sin has no meaning


 
Content: What it means to be a Christian, Understanding what Jesus had done for us, Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Spiritual disciplines, Confession and repentance
 
The Thursday 7th session will cover–“God working through you”  Lips, Hands and Feet
 
Ø Lips - speaking truth into a world of lies
Ø Hands - doing the work of God in a godless world
Ø Feet - choosing the way of wisdom in a world of fools
 
Content: Ambassadors with a message, Fruit of the Spirit, Self-control, Loving God and others, Eternal perspective, The source of wisdom
 
 
Don’t miss out on these two excellent meetings right in the centre of Bournemouth. Come as a church or youth group or just with your folks as they attend the main hall meeting.
 
NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER- REV. RICHARD BAXTER
We are delighted to welcome Richard Baxter to the Bournemouth and Poole Convention organising committee. Richard is assistant pastor at Moordown Baptist Church where he has a particular responsibility for the youth and children’s work.

He trained for pastoral ministry in rainy South Wales before making the move with his wife and two young children to sunny Bournemouth. He is excited to see the message of the good news of Jesus Christ at work in Bournemouth transforming the lives of all kinds of people, of all ages.
 
EVENING PRESENTATIONS AT CITYGATE
For the five evening presentations at the Citygate Church our speaker this year is Jonathan Lamb, the Minister-at-Large for Keswick Ministries.

His topic is an exposition from each of the chapters from the New Testament letter of James, under the banner heading “Godliness from Head to Toe”.  His sessions include:

Feet – walking the way of wisdom (Chapter 1),  
Hands – doing the works of faith (Chapter 2), 
Lips – speaking the words of truth. (Chapter 3),
Hearts – living in submission to God (Chapter 4), 
Knees - depending on the grace of God (Chapter 5)

 

ISSUE 3 OF OUR NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW....
Catch up with all the latest news of the 2016 Bournemouth and Poole Conventions from our downloadable Convention Newsletter. See link to Issue 3 Second Quarter 2016) right.

Summer Youth Events Now On Two Evenings..

Following on from the success and popularity of last years Youth Evening event we propose to offer two opportunities this summer. The programme will vary on each of the evenings so why not attend both!  Read all about it by following this link to our youth page.  *

Mens Convention News Latest


.. We are pleased to announce more information regarding the third Bournemouth & Poole Men’s Convention which will be held on Saturday the 19th of November at Christ Church Westbourne… once again we have secured the services of two excellent speakers in Mike Cain the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Bristol and Jon Pearse the Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Southport, Merseyside. More information about the speakers can be found on the Men’s Convention speakers page of this site… http://www.bournemouthandpooleconvention.org/pages/2015_mens_speakers_256292.cfm ....

ISSUE 2 OF OUR NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW....
Catch up with all the latest news of the 2016 Bournemouth and Poole Conventions from our downloadable Convention Newsletter. See link to Issue 2 (First Quarter 2016) right.



CHURCH LEADERS DAY  ...  In
2016 we are delighted that the True Freedom Trust (TfT) have accepted our invitation to present to us.  TfT if a UK-wide teaching and pastoral support ministry for churches and individuals dealing with issues of same-sex attraction. TfT holds to the orthodox view on sex and relationships and strives to provide a ministry of grace and truth. The speaker will be Jonathan Berry who speaks widely on issues of sexuality. Click here to go straight to the Leaders Day page for more information


…. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2015 Mens 
Convention such a success.  There are too many to name but without your help, time and dedication the event would not be possible, so stewards, technicians, catering, musicians, speakers, caretakers, organiser’s – our sincere thanks. A great time of fellowship was enjoyed by a good number of men and we look forward to your company in the future…..


The 2016 Men's Convention  Plans are already underway for the third Bournemouth Men's Convention to be held on Saturday the 19th November 2016 at Christ Church Westbourne.

We already have two excellent presenters booked and you will have the opportunity to hear Mike Cain (Senior Pastor - Emmanuel Westbury Wiltshire. and Jonny Pearse (Pastor - Grace Baptist Church. Southport. Merseyside)
 
Next Summer Convention ...This site is now updated with information relating to the 2016 Summer Convention so please browse the pages to discover who the speakers will be and the topics they 
be presenting on..... 
 

Latest Book from William Taylor will be available-

...... we are pleased to announce that the very new book from William Taylor will be available at the Men's 2015 Convention....... entitled "Revolutionary Sex - How the good news of Jesus changes everything" it will be on sales at the special price of £4.00 (RRP £4.99) .. for more details all five special convention releases and their prices please go to the Men's Convention book page..  Men's Convention Books


...... for all the very latest information about the 2015 Men's  Event please download and print out your own copy of the first issue of "Convention News" - see right for download ....

....we are about a month away from the 2nd Bournemouth Men's Convention details of which can be found on this site...  if you haven't booked your place yet we suggest you do so promptly... 

…the dates of the summer convention are now established for 2016 … the evening presentations run from Monday-Friday the 4th–8th July

the three morning talks are Wednesday-Friday the 6th-8th July

… the Church Leaders day is set for Tuesday the 5th July

… venues will be as for 2015 so Citygate Church & Community Centre in Holdenhurst Road for the evenings and … Christ Church Westbourne for mornings and the Leaders day ….

... our speakers for the 2016 Convention are confirmed as Jonathan Lamb the CEO of Keswick Ministries and … …Simon Manchester the Senior Minister at - St Thomas' North in Sydney, Australia …

… 2016 
topics will evolve from the books of James and Deuteronomy so … once again a balance of NT and OT presentations…

15th October 2015




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