Godly men in a Godless world
Cornerstone Church, Nottingham
6 November 2021
Bookings will be open nearer the time.
Doors open at 9:30. First session at 10:00. The day will end at 16:30.
Tickets are £15 (£10 concessions).
Tickets bought on the door will be £17 and £12.
Due to continued uncertainty around holding large events, we have chosen to not run MMC West as planned in June.
We hope to hold the convention in Nottingham in November as planned with as many men as possible meeting physically together. We’re also exploring options to live stream the convention to a satellite venue in the West Midlands.
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Rupert was born into a missionary family and lived as a child in the Far East where he came to faith. He taught history for six years and then went on to serve as a pastor for 30 years, firstly in Bournemouth and now in Bath, where he is currently involved in a new church, Emmanuel Church. Rupert has taught the Bible on a number of training courses and conventions and has been engaged in preaching training in North India over many years. He and his wife, Margie, have four grown-up children and many grandchildren!
We’ve a wide selection of engaging workshops to help us grow as godly men. You’ll be able to take part in two during the day and need to indicate your choice when booking.
Godliness and Mental Health
Chris & Zena Schofield
Mental health is a growing concern in our society, but what does the Bible say about it and how we are to respond to it? Chris and Zena have a wealth of experience both as psychiatrists and as biblical counsellors. They will help us approach mental health in a godly way, whether for ourselves or when helping and supporting others.
Understanding a Godless World
We want to be men who make a difference for Christ in our families, churches, communities and workplaces. John will help us see the values and direction of the culture around us today so as to help us be godly men in 21st Century Britain.
The Great Gain of Godliness
We live in world obsessed with fitness and wellness. Paul tells us physical training is good (1 Tim 4:8), but he goes on to say there’s something even better: ‘godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come’. This workshop will help us engage our hearts and minds with what the gains of godliness are and how we can pursue godliness in our lives.
Godliness and Getting older
Godliness in a Digital Age
Godliness and God’s Word
What will make the greatest difference to us as we live in an ungodly world? What will most distinguish us, ground us, shape us and bless us as we live amongst ungodly people? In this workshop, we’ll turn to Psalm 1 to discover how engaging with God’s word is the way through which God blesses, strengthens and makes us fruitful throughout the Christian life.
The Midlands Youth Convention ‘All I have is Christ’ (for 11-18s) is on Saturday 20th June at Cornerstone, Nottingham. We want to encourage you to get involved in that new initiative and so there will be no youthstream at MMC West this year. For details and to book visit: midlandsgospel.org.uk/conferences/myc
By Car: The postcode to use is B30 3PS. There is ample parking available at the church.
By Public Transport: The nearest station is Kings Norton from where you can get the 18 bus to the Broad Lane stop on Monyhull Hall Road. It is then a short walk to the church. The 35 from the centre of Birmingham also stops at Broad Lane.
Refreshments will be available on arrival and during the breaks. Delegates should provide their own lunch.
Welcome & Introduction
Godliness Tested, 2 Kings 18
Godliness Vindicated, 2 Kings 19
How can we stand firm as men of faith in an age when the tide against God and His truth seems so overwhelming?
How can godliness survive in a godless world? This is not uncharted territory. Generations of faithful men of God in the past have faced situations as dire and even worse than ours and have clung to godliness against all the odds. They’ve proved that God hears and vindicates those who throw themselves on God alone.
Rupert will be opening up the story of Hezekiah in 2 Kings which is written to encourage and teach us to stand firm in our day as Hezekiah did in his.