Sunday, 1 July 2012

Bristol Men's Convention: 'Men of Passion'

Had an excellent day yesterday at the Bristol Men's Convention with 15 other guys from Woodgreen. Hope you enjoyed the twitter updates!

The theme of the day was of 'Men of Passion'. 500 men gathered at the Colston Hall in the city centre to hear great ministry and enjoy robust fellowship with each other.The main speakers were Andy Paterson, FIEC Director of Mission, and Hugh Palmer, Minister of All Souls church in London.

There is something very stirring about being with a group of blokes who are all passionate about living for Jesus and reaching others for him. In an age where masculinity is increasingly either dismissed as outdated or misrepresented as yobbism, it is so refreshing to be reminded of the affirming model of manhood Jesus gave: courageous self-sacrifice for others.

Our broken society desperately needs men who model their masculinity on Jesus: who love their wives, children, neighbours and work colleagues with manly, robust, truth-saturated love. We were reminded and challenged throughout the day that real men not only love God passionately, but also love others unconditionally.

If you're a bloke: why not put the date for next years conference in your diary now: Saturday 8th June.

If you're not a bloke, why not put the date of the Woodgreen Women's Day Conference in your diary: 24th November @ (you've guessed it) Woodgreen.