UK Ministers’ Conference

Devoted to Christ’s Church

17-20 April 2023

Devoted to Christ’s Church

The UK Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

The experiences of the past several years have forced us to think about church in ways, perhaps, that we have never done so before. For many, it has led to a hitherto unexperienced appreciation for the church. When we are deprived of something precious, we often discover how much we have taken it for granted.

This year’s Ministers’ Conference provides an opportunity for us to gather as the Christ-appointed shepherds of his flock and think afresh on what his church actually is and why it matters so much, not just for his people, but for the well-being of the world.

The church is the epicentre of divine worship here on earth. Indeed, in Christ, as we gather each Lord’s Day, we are actually caught up into the heavenly realms as we offer our sacrifice of praise to God. It is the community in which the saints are equipped for service – the family in which we are spiritually nourished, shaped and moulded through ministering to ‘one another’ in order that we might minister to the world in all its need. Join with us as we savour afresh the glorious body of Christ.

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The UK Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

The experiences of the past several years have forced us to think about church in ways, perhaps, that we have never done so before. For many, it has led to a hitherto unexperienced appreciation for the church. When we are deprived of something precious, we often discover how much we have taken it for granted.

This year’s Ministers’ Conference provides an opportunity for us to gather as the Christ-appointed shepherds of his flock and think afresh on what his church actually is and why it matters so much, not just for his people, but for the well-being of the world.

The church is the epicentre of divine worship here on earth. Indeed, in Christ, as we gather each Lord’s Day, we are actually caught up into the heavenly realms as we offer our sacrifice of praise to God. It is the community in which the saints are equipped for service – the family in which we are spiritually nourished, shaped and moulded through ministering to ‘one another’ in order that we might minister to the world in all its need. Join with us as we savour afresh the glorious body of Christ.

Conference Schedule:

Monday 17 April

5.15 pm: Opening Address – Hugh Collier

8.15 pm: What is the Church? (Mt. 16:13-20) – Terry Johnson

Tuesday 18 April

7.25 am: Conference Prayer Time

9.15 am: ‘Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken’ – Philip Eveson

11.15 am: The Significance of Public Worship – Warren Peel

5.00 pm: Following Flavel: In the Footsteps of an Evangelical Pastor – Jeremy Walker

8.15 pm: What Does the Church Look Like? (Mt. 18:15-20) – Terry Johnson

Wednesday 19 April

7.25 am: Conference Prayer Time

9.15 am: The Joy of Public Worship – Warren Peel

11.15 am: Is It Worth It? – Paul Levy

5.00 pm: Global Updates – Ian Hamilton (Chair)

8.15 pm: What Is the Church to Do? (Mt. 28:16-20)Terry Johnson

Thursday 20 April

7.25 am: Conference Prayer Time

9.30 am: ‘We love the place, O God’ – Philip Eveson

11.00 am: Closing Address – Robert Strivens

Meals

Breakfast, 7.50am to 9.00am | Coffee, 10.45am
Lunch, 1.00pm | Afternoon Tea, 4.15pm | Dinner, 6.45pm

** Book Room open outside of session times**

FAQs

Who attends?

The UK Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men who are (or who have been) in pastoral charges, or who are theological students in training for the ministry, and for men who are serving in missionary work at home or overseas. Please do not apply if you do not fit into one of these categories.

Where is it located?

Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, UK

Situated in the village of Yarnfield in Staffordshire, and easily accessible from the M6, Yarnfield Park is a purpose-built conference centre and is well-equipped with modern facilities, has an excellent standard of catering, super-fast internet, and an on-site Costa coffee shop. Attendees will also have access to the nearby sports centre.

Accommodation is in ensuite bedrooms, each equipped with a desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and super-fast wi-fi. Towels are provided. As in previous years, a fully-stocked Banner book room will be open throughout the conference.

Arrival

Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 2.00pm on Monday. Registration of conference members will be from 3.00pm to 4.45pm in the atrium. Thereafter keys can be collected from reception. The full address for the venue is Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Staffs, ST15 0NL. The nearest railway stations are Stoke and Stafford. Please visit yarnfieldpark.com for further travel information.

Rooms and Registration Fees

The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is £245*. The following fees apply for day visitors: 

Monday: £45

Tuesday: £60

Wednesday: £60

Thursday (including lunch): £35

All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session. Accommodation is in ensuite bedrooms, each equipped with a desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and super-fast wi-fi. Towels are provided.

We realise that many Ministers are on tight budgets and we do not want people to be unable to attend the conference due to the cost. If you are unable to afford the full fee, please contact John Rawlinson at the Edinburgh office to apply for financial assistance; we don’t want anyone to be unable to come due to financial constraints.

*This represents a subsidy of about £50 per person from the Trust. If you are in a position where you are able to pay the unsubsidised cost, we would appreciate that.

Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 2.00pm on Monday. Registration of conference members will be from 3.00pm to 4.45pm in the atrium. Thereafter keys can be collected from reception. The full address for the venue is Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Staffs, ST15 0NL. The nearest railway stations are Stoke and Stafford. Please visit yarnfieldpark.com for further travel information.

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