Venue: The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney
24-7 Prayer & New Wine ‘ Awakening’ – 8pm, Wed 19 March
We are called to be a people, a church, of prayer and worship. We are called to live lives that are full of the Presence and Power of God. And we believe that God is awakening his church to these fundamental truths again.
We believe this is an exciting time for the church in Ireland, where we are seeing signs of spring at the end of winter as God’s Spirit moves again through our land. And we want to continue to pursue his Presence, to keep in the flow of his Spirit and to tune in to His voice and guiding.
In this context, we are responding by calling the church to worship and pray around St Patrick’s day, we want to intercede for our land and to listen to God’s voice.
Following on from Sunday 16th, where we encourage all churches to pray for Ireland and the celebrations in Downpatrick on 17th, we are holding four evenings of prayer and worship in Dublin (18th), Cork Blarney (19th), Sligo (20th) and Belfast (21st).
Thursday – Saturday
“SHOW US HIS GLORY” Conference—Thur 20-Sat 22 Mar 2014
- Worship, Bible Teaching & Ministry on Thursday 20 & Friday 21 at 8pm
- Seminars on Saturday 22, from 10am to 1pm
Speaker Revd James Boyd
James Boyd has a passion to see people come to know Jesus and be released in the gifts that God has given them. He has a heart to stand in the gap through intercession for our community encouraging others to seek the presence of God in their lives. James has been in full time ministry since 1998 and has served a number of churches in a variety of roles and he is currently leading a rural church in Dromore County Tyrone. James loves to walk, read and potter in the garden, he is married to Shirley and they have two wonderful girls.
Using Exodus 33:12-23 I hope to draw us into pursuing the presence of God in three ways as we cry out for God to
- Send His presence to be with us – bolder in sowing the seeds
- Show us His intentions – grasp the revelation God has for His church
- Show us more of His glory – deepen in our understanding of who God is
Seminar 1: Shoes on their feet—the Ministry of the Cork Street Pastors
Come and be inspired by this focus on one of the most imaginative examples of Christian witness in recent years. We will hear about the vision, the background, the needs, the principles and the dedication of Christians from several churches, followed by an open discussion.
Seminar 2: Transforming Worship—encounters with God in Scripture inevitably bring transformation.
How do we keep our worship fresh and alive and ever open to His transforming work in our lives? Led by Ben Jonas and Michael Kenning and our speaker, Rev James Boyd with Robert Ferris acting as MC.
Seminar 3: Nurturing the faith of generation Y—what are the distinctive trends in this group of teenagers and young adults?
Gen Y—or those born after 1982—has grown up in the hyper-connected internet age, with greater access to information and choice than ever before. However, in contemporary Ireland, this age group can find work and life opportunities limited by harsh economic reality.
- How does the church connect with, nurture and utilize the talents of this group?
- How do we nurture the faith of those living in a culture that is increasingly institutionally closed, but often spiritually open?
- What place does Christianity have as a source of meaning, hope and purpose for young people?
This workshop, led by Matt Gould (youth worker in Carrigrohane Union) will explore these issues with creative discussion and shared thinking.