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The Spring Conference was held on Saturday 26th May. Dr Andy Bannister, Director of SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity led this conference. 

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SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity describes itself as ' a ministry organisation based in Scotland.  We are primarily involved in what you might think of as apologetics, but we prefer the term “persuasive evangelism”.   This involves bringing the gospel into all areas of public life – politics, art, the workplace and even the church.' Click below for a sample of its work.


Argyll Convention 7th - 9th August

Argyll Convention, Oban 2018


This year's theme was God's saving work

The 2018 Argyll Convention took place from 7th to 9th August

Martin Allen spoke at the morning meetings on 'Jonah - A Signpost for Humanity'. His addresses were: 'Directions to a Sovereign Saviour', 'Directions to a Real Revival' and 'Directions to God's Compassionate Character'.

David Cook's topic was 'The God Who Seeks and Saves' and he showed us God's Word working as we learned from the Book of Acts. He spoke in the evenings with addresses on: 'The Fulfilment', 'Firsts, and 'There is only one Gospel'.

David was Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 25 years and now works with a Chinese church in Surry Hills NSW and as an author and conference speaker. He came to Oban after speaking at the Gideons International Conference in New Orleans and the Keswick Convention in Cumbria.

Martin and his wife, Ann, are frequent conference speakers. Martin was minister of Chryston Parish Church in Lanarkshire and is now Chairman of the Crieff Fellowship.

Afternoon speakers followed the same theme

Tuesday: 'See What God Has Done' -  Tom Lennie, author of Glory in the Glen and Land of Many Revivals gave an account of God's work in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, including Argyll.

Wednesday: 'Christians Facing Challenges' - Nigel Kenny from the Christian Institute spoke about issues facing Christians in an increasingly secular society.

Thursday: 'Community Bible Experience' - Adrian Armstrong of the Scottish Bible Society told about an increasingly popular programme run by churches to encourage people to read the New Testament and let its power loose - it is simple and successful.

Each day began with a time of open prayer starting at 10.00. 

The Convention was followed by a Songs of Praise in St John's Cathedral on the evening of Friday 10th.


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Convention: Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th August 2019