Day rate £60
3 days £140
Student day rate £30
Student 3 days £80
Tuesday 12th June 2018 –
Thursday 14th June 2018
The Evangelical Ministry Assembly is the flagship conference of The Proclamation Trust. It is 3 days of listening to God's Word preached and applied together with around 1000 church leaders from across the UK and around the world. It is at the iconic Barbican Centre in the heart of London.
This year our theme is The Unsearchable Riches - preaching Christ from all of Scripture. We have a list of excellent speakers lined up to serve us, including Vaughan Roberts, Adrian Reynolds, James Hamilton, Sam Allberry, William Taylor, Christopher Ash, Nigel Styles, Carrie Sandom and many others.
We would love you to join us for these days of energising, equipping and being encouraged in the work that God has called us to do.
A new online resource
by David Jackman
Equipped to Preach the Word is a training course designed to develop faithful and effective preachers of the Bible. Click here for more.
This is the third in our Preachers Profile Series. This time we asked Melvin Tinker questions about his life and preaching ministry. Melvin is the vicar of St. John, Newland in Hull. He has been the vicar there for 23 years. Melvin is married to Heather and they have three grow up sons and nine grandchildren. Melvin enjoys walking and films. Melvin has also authored a number of books. We asked Melvin about life and ministry. When did you preach your first sermon and how long have you been preaching? When I was a student of 18 (44 years ago!!!) at an evangelistic event held by the CU. What was your journey to preaching ministry? Mainly while at university I was given opportunities to preach which began to create within me a desire to serve God in this way. After a short career in teaching, I went to train for the ordained ministry. I certainly would say that the work of PT in the 1980’s under Dick Lucas had a very significant effect in shaping my preaching (for the better I hope!). Describe the congregation/setting you regularly preach to. St Johns is a large multi-cultural congregation. It is made up of people from all ages, all walks of life, social groupings and different nationalities. It is the most mixed congregation I know. I minister in the most unchurched city in the UK (less than 0.7%).
What are you currently preaching on/through? In the mornings a series on John’s Gospel; in the evenings The Apostle’s Creed- the beliefs dealt with expositionally by looking at a particular passage which deals with the article of faith. What is your regular rhythm of sermon preparation, your usual process and how you schedule it in during the week? I am usually thinking and praying ahead on the passage to be preached in a week or two’s time, mulling the passage over, thinking of relevant material. Then down to work usually Tuesday morning and using most mornings for preparation (that is when I work best). I will look at the passage and different translations; make notes regarding important features, maybe an outline will be developed as a go through the passage. I will then consult commentaries. Once the main substance of the sermon has been forged I will then note useful illustrations, references and how the text is to engage the congregation- always having a picture of the congregation in my mind as I prepare. What is your drafting/editing process that you go through in finalising your sermon for Sunday? Once the sermon has been drafted (I use full text) I then edit, mainly trying to cut it down to a manageable size, noting how to deliver different parts of the sermon, what effect I hope it will have on the hearers. I am keen to ensure that engagement/application takes place throughout the sermon. I give a fair amount of time in crafting a good introduction and conclusion.
What script/notes do you take into the pulpit? I use full script. This is crucial to ensure that everything that needs to be said is said, there is discipline in delivery (avoiding waffle and going off point)-but I ensure that I am very familiar with the sermon, it is preached, not read. What is your routine before preaching on a Sunday? If I am preaching in the morning then before breakfast I go through the sermon, making last minute alterations and spend time in prayer. What feedback structures do you utilise in improving on your preaching? There are no formal structures. My wife remains my best critic and friend. But I have other staff members who are willing to give feedback, and we occasionally carve out time to do this in staff meetings of the ministers. What areas are you currently seeking to develop in your preaching? Nothing in particular. I am continually challenged and inspired by the preaching of my colleagues - we hold each other to a high standard. What do you do on the days your preaching did not go very well? Reading Spurgeon’s talk ‘The Preachers fainting fits’ is good - prayer, reflection and a determination to do better next time by God’s grace. What one piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out as a preacher? Avoid trying to cover too much in one sermon; walk before you can run, work within your limits. Be yourself and don’t try to imitate others (but do emulate good preachers). What are some of the best resources you have found on preaching? Lloyd Jones ‘Preaching and Preachers’; Spurgeon’s ‘Lectures to my students’; Stott ‘I Believe in preaching’; Piper, ‘The Sovereignty of God in Preaching’.
Women in Ministry 2018
Monday 22nd January 2018 –
Thursday 25th January 2018
The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Wisdom literature and the Psalms are some of the most untaught books of the Bible and therefore something we need to be better equipped to handle. Robin Weekes, Minister of Emmanuel Wimbledon and Jenny Salt, Dean of Students at Sydney Missionary & Bible College (SMBC), are coming to help us with just that.
We enjoy focused ministry of the word, practical Bible teaching workshops, seminars and plenty of opportunities to pray, relax and have fun. Based at Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire.
This conference is for women involved in local church Bible teaching ministries, whether full or part-time, paid or voluntary. It recognises that women have an equal but different, complementary role to play in the ministry of the local church.
Sorry, this conference is not open for online booking. To see if there are spaces, please call the office (0207 407 0561) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Training Women (London) 2018
Saturday 24th February 2018
This is a one day Bible handling seminar, 10am to 4pm, with teaching from Carrie Sandom. This is a great opportunity for training to equip women to teach the Bible to women in appropriate settings. The theme is teaching Old Testament narrative. The cost covers refreshments and materials but please bring your own lunch!
Started in 1991, PT Cornhill exists primarily to train preachers, as well as equipping men and women to teach the Bible in other contexts, such as youth/children's work and women's ministry. Click here for more details
Talks from EMA 2017 by Graham Beynon, Richard Borgonon, Kevin DeYoung, Denesh Divyanathan, Andy Gemmill, Chris Green, Justin Mote, Neil Powell, Vaughan Roberts, Daphne Ross, Pete Sanlon, Steve Smith, Rico Tice, Neil Watkinson, Robin Weekes and Garry Williams on John, Acts, Ephesians, 1 Peter and Revelation
We're gradually adding material from our archive. EMA 1993 featured Dick Lucas, Phillip Jensen, Don Carson, David Petersen and John Lennox for a mix of inspiring teaching, challenging exhortation and encouraging reports of gospel work. (Click the title, left, for the talks)