Lively and contemporary in style, Bible by the Beach is a high quality, Bible-centred conference for all God's people. It attracts church groups, couples, families and individuals at all stages on their Christian journey.
Gathering together in Eastbourne over the first May bank holiday weekend each year, 100s of Christians of all ages are encouraged, strengthened and equipped through clear, faithful and applied teaching of the Bible.
Our theme for 2018 is FAITHFUL in a changing world.
We will dig deep into God's word in the main Bible readings, work through the practical applications in a choice of seminar streams, and rejoice in the gospel together in our evening celebrations.
As usual, high quality music for our sung worship, a full children and youth programme, an extensive bookstall and exhibition area, and After Hours evening events are all part of the Bible by the Beach programme for 2018.
Jeremy McQuoid will be leading our Bible Readings. He is the Teaching Pastor at Deeside Christian Fellowship, a growing independent evangelical church in the suburbs of Aberdeen. He preaches at national and international conferences, is passionate about training younger leaders, and is a trustee of the Pathways conference which seeks to encourage young men and women into full time Gospel work. Jeremy has written several books, including ‘the Amazing Cross’ along with his wife Elizabeth, who is a trustee of Keswick ministries. Jeremy and Liz have 3 boys.
Jonty is the pastor of The Globe Church which was planted in September 2015 on the Southbank in London. He is married to Linda and they have three boys. He grew up in Southampton and has remained loyal to the football team despite many disappointments. He is the author of three books for teenagers, Lost, Hero and Fearless.
Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, and a Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on Christian faith, psychology and mental health. He and Louise are members of Emmanuel Church, Bristol. His new book ‘A Better Story: God, sex and human flourishing’ asks whether the sexual revolution now means the end of biblical teaching on sex and marriage.
Lee is the Senior Minister of Trinity Church Scarborough, a new church planted in May 2017. He is married to Vicky and they have three children under 5. Lee has written the popular Identity course and an evangelistic resource called Essentials (www.lifeessentials.org.uk).
Graham Beynon is the pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge, and Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College. He is married to Charis and they have three children. He is also the author of a number of books.
Emma Scrivener was born in Belfast, but now lives with her husband and daughter in the south east of England. She is the author of several books including ‘A New Name,’ and ‘A New Day,’ (IVP). She blogs about identity, faith and mental health at emmascrivener.net.
Revd Dr Simon Vibert
The Revd Dr Simon Vibert has just begun a new phase of ministry as Vicar of Christ Church Virginia Water, after 10 years as Vice Principal and Director of the School of Preaching at Wycliffe Hall Oxford. He has written on various subjects (Marriage, Preaching, Stress, John’s Gospel) and most recently on the topic of this year’s seminar entitled “The Fight”. He shares ministry with wife, Carrie, and they have three grown up children, one grandchild and one wilful but lovable dog.
Tickets are available for the whole weekend or individual days. There are concessions for students, discounts for early bird booking and further discounts for groups including 10+ adults.
Early bird before 01/01/18, usually £105
10+ Early bird before 01/01/18, usually £95
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