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Confident Christianity – Cowplain, Hampshire
18 May @ 10:00 - 16:00Free
Do you find the thought of talking about Jesus to friends, neighbours, classmates or colleagues daunting? Do you sometimes find yourself thinking “what if I say something that makes God look bad?” Or wondering what happens if they raise a challenging question or objection to which you’re unable to respond. (“Aren’t Christians bigoted and homophobic?”; “Isn’t the Bible unreliable and full of errors?”; “Hasn’t science buried God?”; “Isn’t religion just a psychological crutch?” … and the list goes on).
Well, you’re not alone! In the fast-paced, skeptical and secular culture in which we live, most of us find evangelism a bit daunting. That’s why Solas is partnering with Cowplain Evangelical Church near Portsmouth for a Confident Christianity conference. We will be bringing you a great line-up of speakers including Andy Bannister, Ben Thomas and David Hutchings. They’ll help you become confident and empowered to talk about Jesus more naturally, engage in evangelism that persuades people, and feel equipped to answer the questions of your friends.
As the popular evangelist J John once said: “Many times Christians are like arctic rivers. They have frozen mouths.” Come along to a Confident Christianity conference and de-thaw!
10:00 Welcome and announcements
10:20 Devotion – Phill Brown
10:30 Andy Bannister: How to talk about Jesus without looking like an idiot
11:00 Ben Thomas: Sex and Salvation – A personal story of transformation
11:25 What is Solas? / Coffee Break
12:05 David Hutchings: God vs. Science – a history
12:35 Lunch Break
1:30 Ben Thomas: Sharing the gospel with LBGT friends, family and colleagues
2:05 David Hutchings: Given all the options, why Jesus?
2:30 Coffee Break
2:50 Andy Bannister: Jesus and the failures of the Church