The Unsearchable Riches
Preaching Christ from all Scripture
The Bible is all about Jesus.
That’s why our preaching must also be all about Jesus.
EMA 2018: The Unsearchable Riches will explore the theme of Preaching Christ from all Scripture.
Paul’s entire ministry could be summarised as ‘...preaching to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ’ (Ephesians 3:8). When we look at the Old Testament we should expect to find the riches of Christ - previously unsearchable but now made plain through the apostolic preaching.
Vaughan Roberts will bring our from 'Study to Pulpit’ talks each day, helping us unearth the unsearchable riches of Christ in one specific Bible book. Andrew Atherstone will deliver a ‘Pen Portrait’ on the life and ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great Baptist minister. James Hamilton (Southern Baptist Seminary) will help sharpen our Biblical Theology. Sam Allberry, William Taylor and Adrian Reynolds will deliver a conference sermon each day and give us opportunity to sit under the preaching of God’s Word.
This year's EMA will run from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th June - earlier than in previous years! Each day begins at 10.30am and concludes at 4.30pm.
The cost is £60 per day. As previously, we are offering discounted tickets for three days, but this year these are for a limited time only: three day tickets costing £140 are available now; the price will rise to £155 on Friday 6th April.
There are reduced rates for students (£30 per day, or £80 for 3 days).
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Each of the streams this year focuses very specifically on preaching, and most on preaching Christ from a different book or genre.
Preaching Christ from the Psalms (Christopher Ash)
Preaching Christ from Daniel (Nigel Styles)
Preaching Christ from Proverbs (Gwilym Davies)
Preaching Christ from Old Testament narrative (Carrie Sandom)
Evangelistic preaching (Rico Tice)
Preaching foundations (Andrew Sach)
This is the perfect seminar stream for individuals starting out in preaching ministry or for occasional preachers. Andrew will be teaching the foundations of exposition and help people think through how to get from a text to a talk. This seminar stream will be of particular value to those who have not had any preaching training either at the Cornhill Training Course or elsewhere.
Preaching masterclass - Preaching Christ from the Epistles (David Jackman)
The Preaching Masterclass is the seminar stream to stretch the seasoned preacher. It is geared towards people who have been in Word ministry for more than 10 years. It is a small seminar (12 people), but incredibly helpful in digging deep and receiving a thorough exegetical sharpening over the course of these seminars.
The Barbican is a purpose built conference, exhibition and concert venue in the heart of the city of London. It gives us main meeting space, break out venues, coffee bars and restaurants, a bookshop venue and plenty of networking space, both indoors and outdoors.
- Comfortable seating and lounge areas
- Cafes and a range of restaurants - open before and after hours
- Large EMA bookstore
- Bookable meeting rooms for delegates
- Free public wifi for all delegates
- Easy access central London location
- Within 5 minutes walk of Moorgate and Barbican tube stations (District, Northern, H&C and mainline trains)
- Less than 10 minutes walk to Bank (Central, Waterloo & City)
- Car parking on site (charges apply)
About the EMA
The Evangelical Ministry Assembly is a three day event for all those with responsibility for teaching and preaching the word of God in the local church. We recognise that such ministry is sometimes counter-cultural, can often be lonely and is always hard work. The EMA therefore is planned to both challenge and encourage preachers in the task to which Christ has called them and provide a place to meet others involved in the same ministry so that we can spur one another on.
What do we stand for?
- Evangelical - We are unashamed to follow the whole truth of biblical Christianity, and committed to the paths of Christian orthodoxy/evangelical doctrine.
- Ministry - We are unashamed to recall ministers to the work of biblical preaching and teaching, believing that this alone with equip the saints for the work of ministry.
- Assembly - We are unashamed to witness to the sufficiency of Scripture and the power of the Gospel as the only hope for genuine Christian unity.
What do we offer?
- Biblical truth taught clearly and powerfully.
- Stimulation for the mind and heart.
- Encouragement through meeting with hundreds of other like-minded evangelical ministers across denominations.
Maps and directions
This year we have a limited number of beds available with church families in London. If you would like to come to EMA but accommodation costs would otherwise be prohibitive, please email email@example.com for details and availability.
The following are some accommodation options that may/may not be helpful to you as you plan your stay in London. We have tried to include a variety of options for the more upmarket to the cheapest we know of but this is by no means an exhaustive list! If you find other good options then please let us know so that we can pass the information on to others…
5 minutes walk away:
- Citadines London Barbican – apartment accommodation from £92-150 per room per night
- Malmaison London – from £200/night
- Travelodge, Central City Road – from £80/night
10 minute walk away:
- Thistle Barbican – from £150/night for a room
- The Zetter – from £200/night for a room including breakfast
- London Hyatt hotel – from £220/night
- Holiday Inn Express, Old Street – from £125/night
Tune Hotel, Liverpool St/Kings Cross – budget hotels run by a Malaysian hotel group. Rooms come with or without windows(!) and prices start from £35 (double with no window), £45 (double with a window).
Slightly further afield:
- Ibis, London City (between Liverpool St and Aldgate Stations) – from £100/night
- The Highbury Centre (nearest station is Highbury and Islington) – from £37/night - limited number of rooms
- Other London Travelodges may be available from about £45
Safestay, Southwark – a clean, new, safe hostel near Elephant and Castle. From £21 per person per night including a continental breakfast. Private en suite rooms from £66/night.
Z Hotel, Soho – a new designer hotel in the heart of Soho with very reasonable rates – £85 and up.
Russell’s B&B, Hackney – reviewed as having excellent breakfasts and comfortable, clean rooms, this is a bus ride away from the Barbican. Doubles from £98.
University and youth hostel options (hopefully slightly cheaper)
- UCL Halls (from £39)
- University of London (from £37)
- Intercollegiate Halls
- London Met
- University of Wesminster (from £37)
- The City of London YHA hostel (close to St Paul’s Cathedral) has a few single rooms. Breakfast is included in the £22-£35 shared room price.
Or why not try finding something through airbnb - private B&B networking site – you can find some amazing and cheap accommodation options here if you have the time to hunt!
The bookstore has always been an important part of the EMA but after our move to the Barbican in 2013 we have been able completely to rethink it. Buying Christian books is now only a web-click away. However, online buying does not allow you to browse or get advice. So, again this year, our bookstore is stocked with useful, carefully chosen titles from all the major publishers. Make use of this unique opportunity to browse their publications and buy at web prices. Staff will be on hand to give advice and help. The bookstore is also open to the public so if you have church members who work in or near central London, encourage them to visit too.