Annual gatherings in the beautiful tourist town of Oban, on Scotland's west coast.
Part of the Keswick Fellowship
Hear Christ speaking
Learn Christ's teaching
Practise Christ's living
2023 will be the 10th anniversary of the Argyll Convention. We give thanks to God for his kindness, his presence, and his people.
The theme will be: The Risen Christ
Tim Chester was speaker at the first convention in 2013. He is here again in 2023 and will be joined by Andy Bannister
1st to 3rd August.
Corran Halls, Oban
The Argyll Convention was held in-person once again. from Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th August
The theme: 'In Christ Alone'
The main contributors were Ian Hamilton, Wayne Sutton and Chad Vegas. Various Christian organisations were represented. Ian and Chad drew lessons from the Letter to Philemon, while Wayne spoke about encounters with Jesus recorded in John's Gospel.
Ian Hamilton began by looking at what the Letter to Philemon says about being a Christian.
That evening Wayne posed the question, 'An Absent God? ' as he considered the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
Chad focused on what Philemon tells us about Christian unity.
Wayne's second address was 'Extravagant Worship' as he presented the story of Mary anointing Jesus and asked if we felt the same as she did?
Ian's last address was about godly contentment in times of trouble and the Convention concluded with John chapter 13 and 'Knowing Where We Are Going'
part of the Keswick Fellowship
The title for our overall theme for 2022, 'In Christ Alone', was sparked by a Facebook post of a church in Ukraine worshipping in the midst of a terrible war, witnessing to their faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible contains a letter to 'Philemon', which speaks of a real human situation and dilemma, which has much to say to us these days, especially the deep subjects of forgiveness and of the common bond between believers in Christ and what that means.
Ian Hamilton is the former pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church and is now in demand as a conference speaker and visiting preacher.
Chad Vegas is founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bakersfield, California. He and Teresa have two children.
Wayne Sutton is Senior Pastor of Carrubbers Church on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh, an old mission, and a students' favourite.
When the prophet Habakkuk was alive matters were similar to what is happening today. It was a time of spiritual and international crisis. He was puzzled - why was God not doing something about the apostacy of his people, their injustice and their cruelty?
God answered: 'I am doing something about it.' But it was not the answer the prophet wanted to hear.
God said he was raising up a cruel nation who would teach them a sobering lesson.
To Habakkuk, that was even worse! The Empire of Babylon was notorious - so why let them do it?
But good would result, and Habakkuk realised he had to live by faith in his faithful God.
Does it sound familiar?
That was the subject of the 2021 Convention. To see how Jonathan Lamb and John Risbridger presented it click the link below - it leads to the YouTube channel.
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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. In the afternoons 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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Richard Bewes passed away on 10th May 2019. We loved his visit in 2014 and are most grateful for it. Wise and gracious he was a tireless worker with a real missionary heart. Dominic Smart was a good friend of the Convention and his passing leaves a gap that is hard to fill. Their addresses are on the Audio page - click below to listen
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