8 – 10th July 2016

WE WANT TO EXPLORE HOW TO SHARE OUR FAITH BETTER  HOW TO BE PEOPLE WHO LIVE CHRISTIANLY AND GOSSIP THE GOSPEL

We’re hosting our third weekend gathering in the summer, camping in the idyllic gardens and grounds of our headquarters in Welwyn, 25 miles north of London. Pitch your tent alongside other young adults. Join us to learn how to nurture a contagious Christian faith to engage the most secular society on earth. The continent of Europe comprises about 13% of the world’s population living in about fifty countries. All have a Christian tradition of sorts but know very little of the truth of Biblical Christianity. You’ll hear a range of perspectives from across Europe, meet the students at our School and other like-minded Christians. We will dig into the Bible and might toast some marshmallows.

MEANINGLESS LIFE?

The Momentousness of a Life Lived with God

Can we make sense out of life? Is life really meaningless? Is it down to us to create for ourselves whatever meaning we can? Or is there something that our culture is missing?

As postmodernity struggles to make sense of life, the Preacher in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes seems to have pre-empted its quest for meaning. Often with great humour he explores the things we fix on to try and make our lives matter. He concludes that none of them deliver: life “under the sun”, a life viewed without God, is a waste of time, a chasing after the wind, a cul-de-sac. His message is simple: In making the most of life as it is, we are not living it in a vacuum. We were made for God, for eternity. To know him, our creator and our redeemer, is to invest every moment of every day with a new dimension, new purpose and new significance.

José Moreno Berrocal, our main speaker, is convinced: Having taken a realistic view of life and its meaninglessness without God, this is the message we need to share!

MAIN SPEAKER: José Moreno Berrocal

José, known as Pepe, was born into a nominal Roman Catholic family in Alcázar de San Juan, central Spain, south of Madrid. During his early teenage years, Pepe came into contact with the pastor of the Evangelical Church in his town, supported by EMF. This was the first step in a process that brought him to know the Lord. While studying Law and English José began to sense the Lord calling him to full-time Christian ministry.

After studying at EMF’s School of Biblical Studies he was appointed pastor of his home church in Alcázar. In addition to his regular pastoral ministry, Pepe has written several books the most recent in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis on “The legacy of the Chronicles of Narnia”. This summer he spoke at the Spanish IFES camp on William Wilberforce and his social and political Christian ideas and the new forms of slavery today. José is married to Virtudes and loves reading books and enjoys playing tennis.

Daniel Grimwade

Daniel is the pastor of Dewsbury Evangelical Church, having been in pastoral ministry in West Yorkshire since 2001. He is the Deputy Director of Gospel Yorkshire, seeking to plant gospel churches in the needy county of Yorkshire. He is a trustee of European Mission Fellowship and lectures in Apologetics at the EMFschool. He also visits Ghana with Pastor Training International to help teach there. He is married to Karen and has three daughters.

Fabiano Fernandes

Fabiano is the Director of the Portuguese Bible Institute. As well as teaching at the Bible Institute he promotes various levels of Bible teaching through mobile schools and runs a Masters level distance programme of training in Portugal, Mozambique and Angola. He is Co-leader in the Park of Nations church plant in Lisbon. He is married to Suzana and has two children.

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My expectations were met tenfold

“My expectations we met tenfold! I was able to engage, encourage and learn from other people who were from around Europe (and the World!).”

The best!

“I’ve attended other mission events and weekends for young adults, and I can honestly say this was one of the best weekends I’ve experienced. The conference exceeded my expectations on so many levels.”

I feel equipped

“What a great weekend. Great people, amazing atmosphere, edifying and equipping.”

CHAMPIONING THE MISSION OF EUROPE

This is an exciting a unique conference hosted by EMF for young adults in their 20s and 30s. EMF is a mission partner that encourages the Christians of Europe to reach their neighbours because Jesus Christ is worthy of Europe’s praise. For over fifty years we have been working patiently with local churches and indigenous Christians. We encourage others with our knowledge and experience, sharing our passion for the church of Europe.

Date:
8 – 10 July 2016

Location:
Welwyn, UK

Cost (including all meals):
Wage earners – £85
Non-wage earners – £50

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