There is so much going on around us. “Woke” culture. Cancel culture. Questions of gender and identity and sexual ethics. The society we live in is changing so fast and is becoming increasingly intolerant of Christianity.
It is harder than ever to be a Christian in today’s world, especially when that means standing out and holding to beliefs that seem so outdated or even offensive to some. It is so often easier for us to keep quiet and simply blend in with the crowd.
But, as Christians, we are called to be the “salt and light of the earth”. We need to be awake, prepared and ready. The world – including those we know and love, our families and neighbours – needs to see and hear about the great and eternal message of hope that is in us. But how can we share this message and how can we show it with kindness, gentleness and respect?
This year’s conference, on Saturday 18th September, will get to the very heart of what it means to be a faithful Christian in a hostile culture, exploring how we might shine brightly as God’s people in this fallen and ever-changing world.
Ann Allen, our main speaker, will deliver two short addresses: the first, ‘Being Christian in a Hostile Culture’ will concentrate on a quick overview of present-day culture and applying the lessons of Ephesians 4 to suggest how we can thrive in a hostile climate. The second ‘Being Missional in a Hostile World’ will examine Luke 10: 38 – 11:4, exploring basic principles which help us in witnessing to and caring for others.
We encourage women of all ages to tune in to this conference and pray that it will be stimulating, challenging and an encouragement to us all.
How do we watch the conference?
The conference will be broadcast live on Youtube. The livestream will begin at 10.30 with background music playing until the conference begins at 11.00. You can find the link and more details here.
Do we need to pay?
There is no cost to this year’s conference, which will be freely available to watch online. However, if you are able, we would be delighted if you could make a donation to support this year’s projects.
Organise a Group Event
With some restrictions easing, it might be possible for church groups to meet up and watch the conference together. If you’d like to advertise a group event, you can download a poster template here.