Monday, July 14, 2008

Link to Newfrontiers Leaders Conference Talks

You can listen to the talks from the conference in Brighton that Ben and I went to last week here. I'd really recommend catching Mark Driscoll's Main Session and Seminar talks - provocative, challenging and very relevant to us as we seek to engage with 21st Century Culture and build a Biblically based, Spirit filled church. Not all the talks have been uploaded yet but I'm sure they'll all be there soon.

I've had a lot of very favourable comments on the Sex series we've just finished. I've felt that it's been so important to lay down in as unambiguous way as possible what the Bible does and doesn't say on the subject of sex, as causes such confusion in the world and in the church. You can listen to the first two weeks of the series here, I'm sure this Sunday's will be up there soon. A number of people have suggested that we do them as a box set (or perhaps we should put them in a brown paper bag!) for sale in the bookshop - we'll get that sorted soon. I also loved the alternative versions of Queen's "We Will Rock You" which we started the meeting with on Sunday morning - will it be Bohemian Rhapsody next?

Thanks also to everyone who worked so hard to make Sunday's Picnic such a success, and to Tony And Liz Pudner for allowing us to hold it at Oakwood. The weather was perfect and it was great to see so many people there, even first time visitors from the Sunday morning meeting who got invited along and got to share in other peoples picnics - very Acts2!



Anonymous said...

Hey Simon

Just want to say how much I enjoyed the picnic Sunday as well. My friend who was with me does believe in God & hasnt been to interested in the whole church thing, Sunday opened his eyes, he really enjoyed himself and is interested in coming along to Hope in the Park. I pray that for him this will be the starting of him beginning his walk with God.

Hope you well


Anonymous said...

Have just noticed a typing mistake was ment to say doesn't... ha ha

Simon Benham said...

Hi Nina,

Hopefully the 'does' will prove to be prophetic :-)

Glad to hear you enjoyed the picnic.


Anonymous said...

I have been listening to Mark Driscoll's talks from the New Frontiers conference and find him to be totally inspirational. Thanks for providing the link Simon.