Sometimes we all need a little recharge, don’t we? Or at least a top-up. Convention 242 is POWERED UP: a full day of study, sharing, listening and learning, as we remind ourselves of the pure source of unbelievable power that is ours to personally – and freely – tap into.
God’s holy and heavenly power, delivered through the Holy Spirit, is all the fuel we need to shine brightly as effective, productive and impactful disciples. And as happy, free, and noticeably joyful Christians in our churches and in our communities and families.
Our main hall was buzzing with ministry from Jon Stanley and Andy Seddon, and a praise band in full flow.
The keynote text for the event was Colossians 1:11. There were keynote talks covering:
• Powered up … to share. Sharing God’s Word as gospel and for teaching. Let’s learn together about being more effective in the different ways we can share what God has revealed to us.
• Powered up … to care. Starting with the great caring example we have in the character of our Lord Jesus, we’ll look at the personal and practical work that is essential in helping a Church of God to function and grow as a loving church.
• Powered up … to lead. Both in our church lives and at home – from Overseers and Deacons, to Youth Leaders and Praise Leaders, to parents and role models – we need to discover His will, reflect on His example, and rely on His power.
• Powered up … to worship. Making the most of this natural response to God’s grace and mercy, the importance of preparing for the collective worship of the Remembrance, and what’s involved in “a full life of worship”.