The ninth biennial conference is on the theme of Ordinances and Elements in Brethren life
Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon
2–4 July 2019
Call for papers
The Brethren recognised only two ordinances―baptism and the Lord’s supper. As deeply committed activists, there were, however, a wide range of other aspects that were important in their practice of the Christian life. There was conversion to Christ with which they held that every true Christian life began. There was the rich tradition of music and hymn singing in worship and evangelism, while evangelism itself―‘witnessing’―was given a central place in both assembly and individual lives. Marriage and the family also had central importance in practising the faith and transmitting it to the next generation. Then there was the life of holiness and how it might be cultivated through private Bible study and prayer and attendance at assembly gatherings and conferences. And there was an expectation that the assembly members had spiritual gifts that would be developed and used. All these elements (and more) of life in the Brethren movement are available for consideration at the conference.
Papers for presentation at breakout sessions should be 25 minutes long. More information is available from the conference convenor: Neil Dickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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For further information, contact Neil Dickson