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A Duty of Care: The Christian Foundations of Environmental Concern

25 May 2020 | Andy Bannister

The environment is the number one issue many young Europeans are concerned about and there is a perception in the wider culture that Christianity has nothing to say—or worse, is profoundly unhelpful when it comes to the issue. In this seminar, we show how creation care is actually a deeply Christian issue and, more than that, how only Christianity can offer any basis for a duty of care for the natural world.

 

Recovering Hope in Every Season of Life

27 May 2020 | John Kirkpatrick

It is possible to be truly glad in every season of life. This workshop is designed to help us rediscover hope, to send us home encouraged. We want to think about abandoning ourselves to God’s Providence. John Calvin said, "Ignorance of providence is the greatest of all miseries and the knowledge of it the highest happiness". Surely there is something special to be discovered or rediscovered here.

Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization

16 Sep 2020 | Os Guinness

More than ever Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. We must be "impossible people" serving an impossible God. We must have hearts that can melt with compassion but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, undeterrable, and unclubbable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, the grace, and the compassion of our Lord.

How to Develop Community through Hybrid Events

28 Sep 2020 | Evi Rodemann

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused church leaders to adapt – whether their weekly church services, youth gatherings or summer camps. As a result, the demand for hybrid events – one that integrates an online and in-person audience – has grown. With this comes both opportunities and challenges. This webinar will develop criteria for hosting hybrid events, examine how to address the needs of the online and in-person audiences, and evaluate tools for building community and fellowship.

How to be Faithful Disciples in a Digital Age

27 May 2020 | Dave Patty

No doubt the digital age is all around us, even more now that social distancing has forced much of our ministry to move online. With over a billion mobile phone connections in Europe and over 700 million internet users, the digital world opens up great possibilities for advancing Christ’s kingdom. In the big sea of opportunities, which ones are worth pursuing? With all of the potential, where are the hidden dangers? The Word of God has some surprisingly relevant insights to guide us as we seek to be faithful disciples in a digital age.

Naked Without Shame: The Bible's Revolutionary View of Sex

26 May 2020 | Stefan Gustavsson

Since the 1960’s, the sexual revolution has swept like a tsunami over the Western world, radically changing our understanding of what it means to be a relational, bodily, and sexual being. Today, we see the pain and the scars that have followed. The Bible presents an equally revolutionary but much more affirmative and sacred view of relationships, bodies, and sex. This video is from the 2020 European Leadership Forum.

 

Evangelism: Why and How?

25 May 2020 | Rico Tice

The task of the evangelist in Ephesians 4:10-11 is to equip God's people for works of service, so we'll be looking at 'Evangelism - Why and How?' What are the key motivations we're trying to put in place in the heart of a regular member of our church families, and practically how do we then help them to begin to speak of Jesus? This session will focus on Romans 1:14-25 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 in the hope that these passages will inspire and strengthen our evangelistic training. This video is from the 2020 European Leadership Forum.

Laying Down Idols in Our Hearts

24 May 2020 | Sarah Breuel

Looking into Genesis 22 (Abraham sacrificing Isaac), we will reflect on God’s invitation to identify and surrender idols in our hearts. Abraham’s radical obedience is an example to us of a heart fully consecrated to God, which can stir personal revival that can transform a continent. This video is from the 2020 European Leadership Forum.