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Life Away From Home

A Journey in 1 Peter

at Stockton Baptist Church, Stockton-on-Tees
on Saturday 8 February, 2020, doors open 9:15

Speaker – Karen Soole

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Welcome

If you take Jesus seriously, you may be thought of as odd, or a little quaint or extreme and sometimes as offensive - it can feel very lonely at times. The Northern Women’s Convention was set up to encourage Christian women across the region to live for Christ. It is a day when we can meet with other like-minded women, sing praises to our Lord, and listen to God’s voice in the bible. This February we are thrilled to be coming to Stockton-on-Tees - our most northerly venue yet.

Together we will look at the letter of 1 Peter who wrote to encourage Christians in a hostile world to keep on following Jesus despite all the struggles they faced. Life away from our heavenly home is full of many ups and downs, Peter’s letter provides much needed practical advice as well as pointing us to the fantastic promises we have in Jesus.

We will have seminars for you to choose from to help us engage with our culture and to live out our lives for Christ.

Get the date in your diary and invite others. Bring a group from your church and have a day away from the usual Saturday chores. Let us encourage each other to live radically for Jesus while we wait for the day when we will see him face to face.

We are praying that God will use this day to equip us all to serve him more. We do hope you can join us! Looking forward to seeing you
in February!

Venue

Stockton Baptist Church, Stockton-on-Tees

Saturday 8 February, 2020

Timetable

09:15

Doors Open

10:00

Main Meeting 1

11:15

Morning Break

11:45

Seminar Choice

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Singing in the main meeting room

14:00

Main Meeting 2

15:00

Close

Speaker

Karen Soole

Karen Soole is the women’s worker at Trinity Church, Lancaster and the chair of the Northern Women’s Convention. She helps out on the North West Ministry Training course and supports women’s ministry in the region. She is the author of ‘Unleash the Word’ a book on how to do small group bible studies. Karen is married to Martin and mother to four now grown children. She enjoys the great Northern outdoors and the quiet of indoors watching films and reading.

Seminars

  1. Secure in Singleness

    Anne Witten

    Singleness can come with many pressures but is often ignored or feared in our churches. Is it possible to be single and not experience loneliness?

    Anne has worked through many issues regarding sexuality and singleness and now works part-time for Living Out.

  2. Life in a Gender Confused World

    Karen Soole

    It used to be so simple, we all understood what gender was. Now whether we like it or not our traditional view is being challenged. But what is gender? How does it relate to our identity in Christ and understanding of God’s purposes? How does a clear understanding of gender equip us to speak of Christ to a gender-confused world?

  3. Encouragement for Life

    Rosy Redfearn

    We are strengthened in Christ by reading his word. So what better thing can we do than read it with someone else?

    Rosy is the student worker at Jesmond Parish Church and reads the Bible one to one with many women. She will show us how we can read the book of 1 Peter with someone else to help one another stand secure in Christ in an uncertain world.