In addition to the structured courses, we also run an annual Bible Study day. Normally held in October or November, we invite an external speaker to spend time with us so we may develop our understanding of a particular theme or topic from the Bible.
This year's Bible Study day is on Saturday 14th October from 10.00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The day will be led by Rev Ruth Gee, who is the Chairman of the Darlington Methodist Circuit and who was President of Conference in 2013-14. The theme for the day is 'God's Presence - Our Presence. Exploring the incarnation and mission'.
Previous Bible Study days have included:
2008 The Rev Ian Bell
'The Message and the Messengers' (Studies in 2 Corinthians 3-5)
2009 Rev Dr Chris Blake
Three Bible expositions on the theme of ‘Being Changed'
2010 Rev Martin Turner
‘A Gallop through Colossians’
2011 Rev Dr Martyn Atkins
District ‘Bible Fresh’ day: creative ways to engage with the Bible
The event in 2011 was organised by the District but held at Gracious Street. We decided not to hold our own event separately. Martyn Atkins gave the keynote address.
2012 Rev Leo Osborn
‘Acceptable Worship’ (Studies in Hebrews 12 and 13)
2013 Rev Dr Joel Edwards
‘Advocacy and the Spirit of Prophecy’ (based around Luke 4:14-30)
2014 Rev Dr Derek Tidball
‘Visions of the Exalted Lord’ (Portraits of Jesus in the Book of Revelation)
2015 Rev Paul Wilson
‘God answers back’ (A study of the Book of Malachi)
2016 Rev Dr Calvin Samuel
‘Scriptural Holiness: navigating the Old Testament’
These events are well publicised within the church via notices and notice boards but if you have any questions please have a word with Rev Peter Whittaker.