It is with much sadness, but recognising the fast pace of world and national events, that the Trustees have taken the inevitable and necessary decision to cancel this year's Bible by the Beach conference. As you will be fully aware, we find ourselves in confusing and troubling times, and yet we remain confident in our good and sovereign Lord and in His good purposes.
Please be assured that, whilst we know that this comes as a great disappointment for so many, plans are already underway for ‘Bible by the Beach’ 2021; we thank God for His provision in so many ways, not least financial, but also in the goodwill and flexibility of so many with whom we contract and work, that means we are able to look forward to 2021 with such confidence. Meantime, we will be refunding all tickets for the 2020 conference, and this process has already commenced.
Thank you for your support for Bible by the Beach, and now for your patience and understanding as we seek to deal with the widespread implications of this decision; we are so grateful to you.
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, about 1500 Christians of all ages are encouraged, strengthened and equipped through clear, faithful and applied teaching of the Bible.
Our speakers for 2020 include Richard Pratt, Ben & Gloria Kwashi, Sharon James, Mark Greene, Duncan Forbes and William Taylor. 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 2020.
IMPORTANT NEWS - BANK HOLIDAY CHANGES
As you will be aware the government has moved the early May Bank Holiday from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May next year so that the nation can commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Although Monday 4th is no longer a Bank Holiday it is very much 'business as usual' for Bible by the Beach. We will be running a full programme with some slight changes and have adjusted ticket prices for those unable to stay beyond Sunday evening. We will also be offering a free download code for talks to all delegates so that no one need miss out on Monday’s teaching.
We are delighted to offer provision for children under 5 on Monday morning. It is possible that some schools will decide to retain Monday as a day off in which case do please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements for older children too.
Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. is president and co-founder of Third Millennium Ministries, a ministry providing Biblical Education. For the World. For Free. Before dedicating himself full-time to Thirdmill, he served as chair of the Old Testament department at Reformed Theological Seminary. He studied at Westminster Theological Seminary, received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and earned his Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University.
William Taylor grew up on a farm in Cornwall. He served in the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Green Jackets for five years before being ordained. In 1995 he joined St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, in the heart of the City of London, and become Rector in 1998. The ministry at St Helen’s has for many years had a focus on reaching the business community; there are also vibrant Sunday congregations reaching people including students, young workers, families and internationals.
Rev Dr Ben Kwashi
The Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Kwashi, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and the immediate past Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria. In 2018 he was appointed as the General Secretary of GAFCON. He is joined by his wife Gloria and they live in Jos, Northern Nigeria. He is an evangelist, preacher, teacher and pastor.
Sharon James is the author of a number of books and has spoken at conferences in many parts of the world. She studied history at Cambridge University, theology at Toronto Baptist Seminary, and has a doctorate from the University of Wales. Sharon is Social Policy Analyst for the Christian Institute.
Duncan was born and raised on a large council estate in London, where he now serves as a pastor. He’s been involved in overseas missionary work, as well as prison ministry, drug rehab work and youth outreach on various council estates. Duncan runs the Urban Ministry Program to equip people to make disciples who make disciples in the urban context. His website is www.urbanministries.org.uk
Mark Greene spent ten years working in advertising and nine years in theological education. He’s now the Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, focusing on empowering lay people to be fruitful for Christ in all of life, and empowering church leaders to help them.
Ticket sales alone do not cover our costs. We rely on the generosity of our Friends and delegates to sustain the event financially. If you are able to support us please click on the button below to find out more.I’d like to support BBTB
Alongside two part-time event organisers it is the band of 150 volunteers that make BBTB happen. Without the warm smile of the stewards, the energy & enthusiasm of the youth team or the calm efficiency at the welcome desk this event could not take place. Our volunteers comment on how rewarding and enjoyable it is being part of the team and if you think you have something to offer we would love to hear from you. In return we will provide all meals whilst on duty, free entry to the conference when not on duty, some help with travel expenses and free access to recorded talks immediately after the event. Call us to find out more, or click on the button to download an application form.Join the team
Many church leaders are happy to support BBTB and encourage church members to book, knowing that people attending events such as BBTB benefits them and the whole church. Resources are available to help with advertising and promoting the event in your church and with family and friends.View Downloads
We have partnered with 10ofthose to bring you a selection of recommended books at discount prices related to the conference theme and its speakers.View Recommendations
The Trustees are delighted to be able to offer most talks from past events as free individual downloads. If you are able to make a donation then this will ensure the future provision of this outstanding audio collection to encourage, educate and feed Christians all over the world.View Resources Donate
We are pleased to welcome and highlight the work of exhibitors who are invited to be at Bible by the Beach. They represent a number of different Christian organisations and we thank them for being with us and for their support. There is plenty of time throughout the weekend for delegates to visit and engage in conversations with the exhibitor representatives.
Exhibitors in 2020 include: