Time 4 Service
'Useful Not Wasteful' Conference
Encouraging mature Christians to continue to serve the Lord.
With John and Ann Benton.
A conference for Christian men and women aged 50+.
Guidance into retirement - principles and priorities.
For singles and couples.
Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Kings Park Centre Northampton
£160 per person
Information and booking contact
Gill Hollman by 30th April.
Why another Conference?
As Saved2Serve, a Conference for Christian young people has been greatly blessed by God over the years, why not something similar for older Christians? This was the question asked of the Association’s Home Mission in January 2018, and so Time4Service has been conceived and planned.
To envision and equip Christians, singles and couples, who are at that time of life when the mortgage has been paid off, their children have left home, there are no university fees to be paid, maybe planning for or in retirement, to grasp the opportunity for greater service for the Lord in their churches or beyond. What we sometimes fail to see, is that each new stage of life does bring gospel opportunity and joy, and the older years are no different, although the pace we do things might be slower!
There was an expressed concern that for some Christians meeting these criteria, they perhaps ease into early retirement from church life and ministry, so to reinvigorate a desire to keep pressing on and using these new opportunities for service.
The aim would be to run these weekends either each year or alternate years and to book excellent speakers, well able to speak into this time of life and the opportunities it gives for continuing and new areas of serving the Lord.
Venue and Cost
We looked at several possible venues that are not too far from London, with easy rail links, and provide good accommodation, inclusive meals, and good conference facilities. We narrowed the choice down to Kings Park, Northampton which meets these criteria and has been often used by other partner organisations for their Conferences and may be well known to many.
The costs per person have been based on a couple sharing a twin bedded ensuite bedroom including all meals. To this has been added the speaker’s fees and expenses.