ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We are excited to hold our first Livestream event this year and hope you will be able to join with us on the day. We very much look forward to connecting with you.

As well as the blessings of the main speakers on the day, we are also holding a live guest panel Q and A session for delegates only, with Rev Kenny and Morag Borthwick joining us. Please forward any questions you would like to be answered before the event to be dealt with live.

Our prayer ministry team are always a blessing at our events and we are delighted they will be with us on the day. Conference delegates can sign up for prayer slots that you can book the week before for private personal prayer. As always, all prayer will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

rev Fred Drummond

rev Fred Drummond

Scottish Director of Evangelical Alliance

Fred is Scottish Director of Evangelical Alliance. He is also The Alliance UK Prayer Director. He has a passion to provoke the church to be all it is called to be in Christ and to see unity in the Gospel. As well as having being a parish minister, Fred sits on the boards of various organisations and is also an author and conference speaker.

Seminar: A THEOLOGY OF LAMENT

One of the most significant and important things that all communities of faith are going to have to think about in the days to come, and put in place, is a theology of lament. The church at times struggles with lament, the bible doesn’t!! Fred will share how a theology of Lament is beneficial in these days.

Rev Tommy MacNeil

Rev Tommy MacNeil

Tommy is a Church of Scotland minister who has served in Martin’s Memorial Church, Stornoway, for the last 14 years. During this time they have witnessed the significant growth and development of the church in many ways. Tommy served on the leadership team of CLAN Gathering and was a director with The Scotland Trust. He is a part time lecturer with Highland Theological College where he teaches on Evangelism. Tommy has a passion to see revival in Scotland.

Seminar: Covid and the Kingdom. How to thrive, not just survive! 

From a human perspective this is the worst of times. I don’t want in any way to deny the reality of that. Most of us may have managed to avoid the worst of Covid 19, but we may still know a sickness of heart and soul. If that’s you, I want to share a message of hope with you. A reminder that Christ’s church was born in adversity and can thrive amidst crisis and uncertainty.

 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16v33) 

Maggie Lane

Maggie Lane

Maggie stepped down from full time parish ministry with the Church of Scotland towards the end of  2019. She is pursuing a more itinerant ministry involving mentoring Christian leaders, developing prophetic ministry and writing books.

Seminar: THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE

Maggie says ‘In this season we are called to embrace the real challenge of what God wants and what he does not want. What we need to learn through this shaking is to be all that he has called us to be as the church and its vital we learn endurance and perseverance because we belong to an unshakable kingdom. I believe this is a season of recalibration, realignment and reformation as the church and all of God’s people, and is a time for us a leaders to examine what we have aligned ourselves with’.

DONNA MACNEIL

DONNA MACNEIL

Married to Tommy and on the ministry journey with him over the last 25 years or so, I’ve gained much experience and many insights over these years of what it is to be a “pastor’s wife” in Scottish church culture, and all the ups and the downs that goes with it.

I have been involved in many and varied aspects of ministry over the years both locally and nationally and am delighted now to be the National Director of ESPS Ministries. Our heart is to see pastors, leaders and spouses encouraged, supported and revived in serving God both in ministry, personal life and marriage.

Seminar: BLESSINGS OF MARRIAGE IN THE MINISTRY

With over 25yrs experience of being married to a minister, Donna will be looking at how to balance having a healthy marriage alongside the pressures of ministry life. She’ll be sharing tips and tools for couples to consider, as well as focusing on how we can be a blessing to one another and our families.