Seminar Streams 2019

This Autumn you’re invited to join us at 181 to attend our first set of seminar streams, helping to equip and train us in different areas of life.

The details

We’ll grab a drink and have a quick catch up at 7.45pm before breaking off at 8pm into different streams in rooms around 181. We aim to finish by 9.30pm.

We’ll run the same set of streams on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening so every one has a chance to attend. The dates for the seminars are:
Week 1 – 12, 13 November
Week 2 – 19, 20 November
Week 3 – 26, 27 November

Please fill in the form below to register your interest in attending one of the streams.

Your Seminar Choice (required)
More details on each seminar can be found below.

Getting more out of your Bible readingNo Blind Faith!The Human JourneyFoundations of a godly home

The streams

You may choose one of the following series:

Getting more out of your Bible reading

How to read the bible better            

The bible is a book for every Christian to read.  As we do so, it promises that we will hear the voice of God.  Sometimes though, it can be confusing, sometimes we don’t dig deep enough into a passage or chapter and leave much yet to be discovered.  So if we’re honest, most of us need help when it comes to reading the bible, most of us would do well to dig deeper.  These seminars will be introducing us to tools that will help us do that. Tools like the author’s purpose tool, the Bible timeline tool, the copycat tool the vocabulary tool – amongst others.  All of them will help us in our quiet times and help us know God better through his word.

Led by Phil Vellacott.

No Blind Faith!

Do friends ever ask – do you ask yourself – “Is faith in Jesus Christ ‘believing and hoping DESPITE evidence?’” This seminar series looks at the evidence for the Christian faith and as we explore, we will see that this is, “No Blind Faith!”

  • Nov 12th & 13th 2019: The Bible I – ancient evidence for the reliability of the Scriptures.
    • Rumoured & exaggerated?
    • Copied & error-riddled?
    • Imagined & created?
  • Nov 19th & 20th 2019: Resurrection I – The Apostle Paul wrote, “…if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” – 1 Corinthians 15:14 – dare we ask the question? What is the evidence for the resurrection? In this seminar we explore evidence from circa AD33.
  • Nov 26th & 27th 2019: Science & Faith – surely there is a contradiction?

Led by Andy Mayo.

The Human Journey

This seminar series aims to establish a biblical framework to engage wisely and sensitively with current issues relating to health and ethics.
Sessions include:

  • Humanity: What does it mean to be human?
  • Start of Life: When does life begin?
  • Marriage & Sexuality: What is marriage for?
  • Mental Health: Am I supposed to feel like this?
  • End of Life: How should life end?
  • New Technologies: Are we playing God?

Led by Josh Mills.
For more information visit the course website:

Foundations of a godly home

Becky and Rui are definitely not setting themselves as experts in this area; but, with 4 children of their own and having helped in youth work for various aged groups, they’ve made enough mistakes to share some! Their sessions will look to draw on God’s words as the basis to collectively look at some practical steps to help build foundations for a home focussed on God.

12/13 November – How can we parent in the light of God’s salvation plan?

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov 9:10). I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Phil 4:13)

19/20 November – How do we communicate the good news to our children and embed them in our homes?

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deut 6:4-7)

26/27 November – How do we pray for our children in all situations?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Phil 4:6)

Led by Rui & Becky Domingues.

We hope these evenings will prove popular and all being well we plan to run them again next year to give you a chance to attend a different stream.