2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
What is Deeper?
As a church we strongly believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative word for us today. It’s really important to us that we not only read the Bible in its original setting but that we also apply its teaching to the 21st century. We look carefully at what the Bible says and how we might apply its teaching to our situation. As a way of enhancing our regular preaching and Bible study times, each spring we organise and host a major time of in-depth Bible study led by some of the finest teachers in the UK.
DEEPER aims to offer evangelical preaching of a high quality from conference speakers who share our passion to ‘thoroughly equip’ God’s people today. All of our speakers have led teaching at major Christian conferences and people travel from all around the Midlands to benefit from DEEPER. Why not join us for the next event?
DEEPER offers an opportunity over 3 consecutive evenings to re-focus on God’s word in a way that perhaps regular Sunday preaching isn’t able to do.
If you’d like to find out more please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEEPER – 19-21 March 2019 at 7:30pm
Resources: Free download – including heading, references and quotes for Deeper 2019 (produced by Derek Burnside) – Notes
DEEPER – 20-22 March 2018 at 7:30pm
DEEPER – 21-23 March 2017 at 7:30pm
DEEPER March 2016
DEEPER 2016 saw over 400 people gather at Castle Hill over 3 consecutive evenings in mid- March to hear Stephen Gaukroger expound the letter of Jude. Warning, on the first evening, that Jude is a difficult letter, despite its brevity, Stephen carefully unpacked the false teachings and errors that had befallen Jude’s first audience, offering wise parallels with some heresy’s not uncommon today.
Drawing on his title of ‘Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat’ though saw Stephen draw a hugely positive and encouraging message from the end of the letter. All who attended were bolstered by the encouragement in v.21; ‘Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.’
Recordings from all the talks, together with some Q&A sessions are available below.
Stephen Gaukroger is regarded as one of the most significant leaders of his generation in the UK. With his very firm & clear grasp of the post-modern culture in which we now live, he addresses its challenge with an unquestioned commitment to Scripture. He is now the founder-director of Clarion Trust International, an organisation which exists to equip the church for leadership, mission & evangelism. And, over the last five years, Stephen has had opportunities to speak to Christian leaders, and engage in evangelism, in over 20 countries worldwide. He has, for example, travelled to Mongolia to speak at a mission workers’ conference, to Sri Lanka to speak at a pastors’/leaders’ forum, to Australia to speak at leaders’ conferences, to the Middle East working with persecuted Christians, and more recently has been involved in working with believers in China.
September 2015 saw us marking 10 succesful years of DEEPER with an extra event. Re-connecting with our first event, led by Michael Ramsden of RZIM, we enjoyed the stimulating input of two of Michael’s colleagues; Sharon Dirckx and Tanya Walker. Bot gave inspiring, challenging and thought provoking talks to help us better respond to some of those awkward questions that people pose to us as believers. The talks are available HERE and below are a couple of pictures from the evenings.
Postcards from the edge: Finding God in hard places – Ian Coffey
Ian is a Baptist minister who has led churches in suburban, city-centre and international contexts. He has also served as Director with the Saltmine Trust and the Evangelical Alliance. He was a member of the leadership team of Spring Harvest for nine years and has served as chair of the Board of Spring Harvest Holidays. He is currently Vice Principal (Strategy), MA Course Leader and Director of Leadership Training at Moorlands College in Dorset. Ian is married to Ruth and they have four adult sons. Ian and Ruth regularly speak at conferences and church events in the UK and abroad.
You can listen to Deeper 2015 at the links below:
Previous Speakers and Recordings
Click below for details of previous speakers and to listen to the recordings
Guest speaker: Mike Reeves
Guest speaker: Ian Coffey and Steve Brady
Guest speaker: Krish Kandiah
Deeper Extra 2012
Guest speaker: Bishop Michael Nazir Ali
Guest speaker: Jonathan Lamb
Guest speaker: Peter Lewis
Guest speaker: Derek Tidball
Guest speaker: Steve Brady
Guest speaker: Glen Marshall
Guest speaker: Michael Ramsden