deeper 2020 – *cancelled*

We are sorry to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel Deeper next week as part of our church response to Covid 19. We will look to rearrange this once the current viral climate is more stable.

John has been in full-time Church leadership since 1987.  Though called to the UK, John has ministered in almost 40 nations of the world. Based in his local church New Life Church, Scunthorpe, he has authored thirteen books and currently serves on the Apostolic Team of One Church Gloucester and wider network, while also being released to teach to a wider translocal context. As a leader, teacher and author John has a passion to equip and inspire leaders as well as empower followers of Jesus into effective lifestyle and service.

What is Deeper?

DEEPER is an annual three-evening conference held in the spring each year. It aims to offer high quality evangelical preaching by inviting conference speakers who share our passion to ‘thoroughly equip’ God’s people today.

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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Deeper is delighted to be a member of the Keswick Fellowship

Each year we invite a guest speaker to take us deeper into God’s Word, either by focusing on a topic, a doctrine or specific section of the Bible (see below for previous years).

Running this event over three consecutive nights enables us to engage with the Bible in a slightly different way than our Sunday teaching allows. And the longer time hopefully helps bed down deeper roots in all who hear as followers of Jesus.

Deeper has three aims: 

  1. To grow followers of Jesus: through in-depth Bible study and direction in how to apply that word today;
  2. To bless the local Christian community with a free, quality, discipleship event;
  3. To enable more people to gain access to God’s word by supporting the work of Bible translators.

Why not join us for the next event?

If you work the words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who dug deep and laid the foundation of his house on bedrock.

Luke 6:48 (The Message)


Mar 2019      Derek Burnside Principal of Capernwray Hall Bible School
Keeping in step with the Spirit: Studies in the third person of the Trinity

Mar 2018      Richard Powney and Gavin Calver Evangelical Alliance
Making Jesus Known: Insights from Acts

Mar 2017      Richard Briggs Lec in OT and Dir. of Bib Stud in Cramner Hall
Daniel and 21st Century Discipleship

Mar 2016      Stephen Gaukroger former Dir. of Clarion Trust Int., Author
Snatching Victory from the Jaws of defeat: Studies in Jude

Sept 2015      Sharon Dirckx & Tanya Walker Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics [Deeper’s 10th Anniversary celebration]
If God exists then why is there so much suffering? How can I know?

Feb 2015        Ian Coffey Former Dir. of Saltmine/EA, VP at Moorlands, Author
Postcards From the Edge: Finding God in hard places

Mar 2014       Mike Reeves Author, Theologian-at-large at Wales Evangelical School of Theology
The Trinity: Enjoying Father, Son and Spirit

Mar 2013       Ian Coffey Former Dir. of Saltmine/EA, VP at Moorlands, Author
Back to the Future: Exploring book of Acts

Sep 2012         Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali Former General Secretary of CMS, Bishop of Rochester
Christian Confidence in a Secular World [5th Anniversary celebration]    

Mar 2012         Krish Kandiah Author, Exec Director in Mission for the EA
Paradoxology: Worshipping the God we don’t always understand

Mar 2011         Jonathan Lamb Author, Director of Langham Preaching
From ‘Why?’ to Worship – Learning from Habakkuk’s journey to faith

Mar 2010         Peter Lewis Minister at Cornerstone Church, Nottingham
The Big Issues (Eph. 1)

Mar 2009         Derek Tidball Principal of LST, former Chair of EA Council
Restoring God’s Masterpiece: Holiness Revisited

Feb 2008          Steve Brady Principal of Moorlands College
Spirit Empowered Living: Practical faith for everyday life (Eph. 5 & 6)

Feb 2007          Glen Marshall Tutor at Northern Baptist College 
Christ Over All – Studies in Colossians

Feb 2006          Michael Ramsden European Director of The Zacharias Trust