Yesterday I returned from five days in Hungary. It was a great visit. The European Leadership Forum is an event which brings together people involved in ministry from across Europe. There were over 600 there this year. Ron and I took two of the Cor Deo team, and the four of us all had a great time. Andy and Jon joined the Apologetics Network, while Ron and I were in the Bible Teachers and Preachers Network. It was great to connect with other friends as well.
It was a busy week. We enjoyed teaching from people like William Lane Craig, Wayne Grudem, Lindsay Brown, and the morning Bible teaching sessions from John Lennox were absolutely stunning. Ron was asked to lead a couple of workshops, and I did the same, plus some sessions in the Bible Teachers Network and a post-forum seminar yesterday morning. It was encouraging to hear good response from those who came.
I have been asked to take over the leadership of the Bible Teachers and Preachers Network, which is a great privilege and responsibility. I’d value your prayers for the preparations for that over the next twelve months.
While I’ve been away, Melanie and the children have been joined by a good friend, Laura and her daughter from Romania. They leave us today, but I get the sense that it has been a huge encouragement for Melanie!
Tomorrow I am heading into London for the day to teach for a day at the Philip Project (a ministry equipping foreign students to handle and teach the Word before they head back to their countries as leaders in various spheres). I’d value your prayer for energy as I am a bit wiped out after the week away. I am also sad to be missing the induction of Mark Styants as pastor in a church in Devon tomorrow – Mark came through Cor Deo last year and will do a great job in this new ministry.