Annual gatherings in the beautiful tourist town of Oban, on Scotland's west coast.
The conference was led by Dr Andy Bannister of SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity
It was designed to help participants share their faith with confidence,
engage with atheist friends, and discuss the uniqueness of Christ in a multi-faith society.
See some of SOLAS work at this link - https://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/shortanswers/
'Jonah - A Signpost for Humanity' - speaker is Martin Allen
'The God Who Seeks and Saves: Learning from Acts' - speaker is David Cook
Also: 'See What God has Done!' Tom Lennie tells about revivals in the West Highlands
'Christians Facing Challenges' - Nigel Kenny
'Community Bible Experience' - Adrian Armstrong
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Venue was the Corran Halls, 54 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB
The main event is an annual 3-day conference in early August. It is funded by donations, so there is no charge for taking part. You can come to as many or as few meetings as you wish.
People come from many parts of the country as well as the local area.
The day begins with a time of prayer, followed by a break.
The morning and evening meetings major on explaining a passage of the Bible and applying it to our lives. Also, various Christian organisations tell about their work, from helping the persecuted, through Bible translation, to caring for families.
The mix of activities includes stalls, book reviews, and the opportunity to explore ideas with the speakers and mingle with everyone taking part.
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The Convention was started in 2013 by the leaders of several churches in the Oban area of Argyll to hold Christian conferences in this part of the Scottish Highlands. It is a summer event, providing for the area's many tourists as well as local people. In addition, a day conference is now being held in the Spring. It is an independent non-denominational charity and in 2017 it became part of the Keswick Fellowship. Its purpose is:
1. Is this another church?
2. I’m not a Christian. Is this for me too?
3. What can the Convention do for me that my local church can’t?
4. Do you expect us to just sit and listen?
5. What will it cost me to come?
6. What’s in it for local church leaders?
7. Is there children’s or youth work?
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Spring conference: Saturday 26th May
Summer Convention: Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th August