Partners In The Gospel (Aberdeen)

Calling all preachers!

John_Stevens_03-260x260Are you longing for soul-stirring teaching geared specifically to preachers?  Are you feeling the need to sharpen your own pulpit skills, but don’t want to read just another preaching book? Are you seeking the encouragement of fellow preachers who share the sacred task of delivering God’s Word to God’s people every week?

If you are, then we’re sure you will be blessed by ‘Partners in the Gospel’, an annual conference in North East Scotland, designed to encourage and enthuse preachers from all backgrounds and denominations in handling God’s Word with accuracy, relevance and passion.

The conference aims to mould and deepen convictions about the centrality of biblical preaching, and to promote faithful, authoritative preaching in Scotland. You can book here.

Conference 2016 – Wednesday 16th March

This is the theme of our conference this year – ‘Understanding the Times’.

Our keynote speaker is John Stevens, Director of the FIEC. John has a grasp of culture today like few others (you can follow his blogs on, and that, allied with his commitment to thoroughly biblical preaching, makes him the perfect guide for this crucial subject.


John Stevens

John was Educated at Cambridge University, where he became a Christian in his final year, John worked as a law lecturer for 16 years. In 2007 he combined his lecturing with his responsibilities as one of the three pastors of City Church in Birmingham, which he helped to found in 1999. He left City Church in January 2010 to work for the FIEC, and became its first full-time National Director in September 2010. Alongside his other ministries, John is co-chairman of the A Passion for Life steering group and sits on the Steering Committee for New Word Alive. He is also one of the elders of Christchurch Market Harborough. John is married to Ursula and they have four young children. He loves books.

Workshop / Seminar

We are delighted that our good friends Ian Shaw and Edward Lobb will be back to help with history and preaching seminars once again. So come and join us to be inspired, challenged and have great fellowship.


Ian Shaw

Ian is currently the Director of Langham Scholarship programme in the UK. He previously served as lecturer in church History at International Christian College, Glasgow. Prior to this, he was a pastor of an Independent Evangelical Church in an area of urban deprivation in Manchester. He completed a Ph.D in Church History at Manchester University.



Edward Lobb

Edward is the Director of Cornhill Training Crouse, Scotland. Based in Glasgow, Cornhill aims to train preachers to understand the Bible accurately, teach it effectively and apply it appropriately. Edward has been in full-time ministry since 1976 and has served a number of parishes, most recently St Peter’s Stapenhill at Burton-on-Trent.

All this, together with an opportunity for Questions and Answers, the chance to share lunch and encourage each other in our preaching, as well as a preacher-specific bookstall, and we are sure that there will be much in this day to inspire and bless your ministry. As ever, we welcome all those who teach the Word in a wide variety of contexts, from Sunday pulpit to small group Bible studies, so don’t hesitate to sign up, and spread the word to ministry colleagues.

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