The 2017 Event
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 2017 is Firm Foundations as we celebrate and explore the great and glorious truths of the Christian gospel which were rediscovered in the Bible 500 years ago during the Reformation.
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 2017.
Main talks and seminars
Lee Gatiss – Bible Reading
Director of Church Society, and Lecturer in Church History at Union School of Theology, Lee is also the author/editor of a number of books including The Forgotten Cross and The NIV Proclamation Bible.
Steve is the Executive Director of Biblical Counselling UK, leads their two-year Certificate Course and is a visiting lecturer in biblical counselling at Oak Hill College. He is senior minister of Christ Church, Cambridge and trained as a psychiatrist before being ordained.
Mark spent ten years working in advertising in London and New York and is prepared to admit it. After that he studied at the London School of Theology, lectured in communications and served as Vice Principal before joining the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity as Executive Director. His many books include Thank God it’s Monday and Fruitfulness on the Frontline.
Andrew teaches church history at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and especially enjoys reading and writing Christian biography. He is author of The Reformation: Faith and Flames (Lion Hudson) and is unauthorised biographer of Archbishop Justin Welby.
Wallace was Bishop of Lewes for 15 years until he retired at the end of 2012. He says he’s swapped from Pirellis to Goodyear and carries on! A popular preacher and writer he has a passion for teaching the Bible and doing evangelism. He was the founding chairman of Bible by the Beach and remains a trustee. He is a member of the GAFCON Primates Council.
Clare is married to David, a minister in south London, and has two grown-up children. As a former history teacher, when she’s not busy doing women’s and children’s ministry she loves researching, writing and speaking about Christian women from the past.
Matthew is Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author and editor of several books, including Reformation Theology and God’s Word Alone. You can read more about him at matthewmbarrett.com
Rico is the Senior Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls, Langham Place in London. He is well known for developing the Christianity Explored course which introduces people to Jesus through studying the Gospel of Mark.Last September saw the launch of a new resource called ‘Life Explored’, which unpacks sin through the lens of idolatry.
Tickets are available for the whole weekend or individual days. There are concessions for students, discounts for early bird booking and further discounts for group bookings.Book Now
Accommodation & Travel
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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