Do you want to see your church grow in confidence in sharing the gospel?  Would your church benefit from specialised training in “how to share your faith”?

We want to help!

Over the past eight years we’ve held annual conferences where topics include, “Confident Christianity” and “Unashamed – Persuasive Evangelism through the Local Church.” They have featured world-renowned theologians, Christian leaders and apologists, bringing sound teaching and decades of experience to these events.

We recognise that by partnering with local churches, together we can better serve your church and community in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Our Director Andy Bannister says: “If we can help churches by training their members to share the Gospel, we multiply our reach to communities where our (Solas) speakers would never reach.”

Here’s a sample weekend programme:

  • Solas provide speakers for a full Saturday Confident Christianity Conference.
  • Sunday morning these speakers can preach at the morning service.
  • Friday night options include an outreach event or hosting a dinner for the church leaders in your area.

We can also provide technical and marketing support to promote these events but ask that your church be the host of the conference and manage things like stewarding and hospitality/drinks service.

We now have a flexible range of Confident Christianity events: this can be a one speaker morning or evening event, to a two speaker half day event or a full day Conference with three speakers. With the range of options, you’re sure to find a solution that works for your city or town!

Duration2 HourHalf DayFull Day
Number of Speakers123
Time Frame10:00 – 12:00 or 7-9pm evening9:30 – 1pm or 10:00 to 1:30 (Saturday)10:00 – 4pm
PublicityBasic – We provide basic graphics that you can customiseIntermediate – Some Custom Graphics providedFull Publicity – Full Graphics and promotional materials provided (flyers and programmes printed)
Number of Sessions2 with Q&A4 with Q&A6 with Q&A

We would be delighted to discuss your particular ideas.  Please get in touch with our Events Manager, Tim Allyn, at events@solas-cpc.org or phone on 01382 525021.  We are now scheduling weekend slots for 2022 and beyond.

Previous Conferences:

2021:

“Confident Christianity” series
St Peter’s Free Church (Dundee): Half-day with Andy Bannister
Hereford (online only): Gareth Black, Andy Bannister, Kristi Mair. Read report here.
Sheddocksley Baptist Church (Aberdeen): Michael Ots, Sharon Dirckx, Andy Bannister. Read report here.

2020:

“Confident Christianity” series
Glasgow (Newton Mearns): Andy Bannister, Iain Morris, Ben Thomas. See programme here.
Dundee (postponed): Andy Bannister, Andy Kind, David Galloway

2019:

“Confident Christianity” series
Perth, Scotland: Andy Bannister, Kristi Mair, Michael Ots
Salisbury, England: Andy Bannister, Ed Shaw, Andy Moore, Andy Kind. See programme here.
Aberdeen: Andy Bannister, Max Baker-Hytch, David Galloway, Mark Stirling. See programme here.
Cowplain, Hampshire: Andy Bannister, David Hutchings, Ben Thomas

2018:

“Confident Christianity: Sharing the gospel in an age of tough questions” at Central Baptist Church, Dundee. Speakers were Andy Bannister, Sharon Dirckx, Mark Stirling and Ben Thomas. See programme here.

“Reasons for Hope” at Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness

2016:

We held two conferences in partnership with Smithton Free Church in Inverness and Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh. Speakers included David Robertson, Michael Ramsden, Ed Shaw and Andy Bannister.

2015:

“Unashamed: Persuasive Evangelism Through the Local Church” was held at Carrubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh. The speakers were Mez McConnell, Stuart Windsor and David Robertson. See programme here.

2014:

The theme was “Throw-Away Society”. Speakers Nola Leach, Sinclair Ferguson and David Robertson spoke on the notions of liberty, equality and fraternity.

2013:

The theme was “Education, Education, Education”.  Speakers were Sinclair Ferguson, Mike Reeves, Luc Bussière and David Robertson. See programme here.

2012:

Theme: “Confident Christianity”.  Speakers: John Lennox, Chris Sinkinson, David Robertson and Peter Saunders. See programme here.

2011:

Theme: “Being Human”.  Speakers: Os Guiness, Mark Roques and Alex MacDonald