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“The Loud Cry: Discipleship, Mission and the Last Generation”

Dr  Cedric Vine presented a mini-series on the Gospel of Mark in Crieff back in October 2010, and we are delighted that he agreed to be our speaker once again in the autumn of 2019. His mini-series was based on the Gospel of Matthew.

Dr Vine is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University in 1994. In 1999 he completed an Andrews’ MA in Theology at Newbold College and in 2012 successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Sheffield on the Gospel of Matthew. Before going to Andrews University, Cedric taught in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College (2008-2015). He also served as a pastor in the north of England for nine years after being ordained as a gospel minister in 2006. He is an excellent, thought-provoking speaker, and this study weekend will be of great interest to all those church members and their friends who take Bible study seriously.

The program ran over the weekend of October 4th to 6th.

Friday Oct 4th

  • 19:00-20:30 “The Loud Cry: The Necessity of Different Christian Identities in the End Times”

Saturday Oct 5th

  • 10:00-11:00 “The Prophet: Caring for the City more than the Church”
  • 11:20-12:30 “The Disciple: How to Move Beyond Nominal Christianity”
  • 13:00-14:00 Fellowship Lunch (please bring a contribution)
  • 14:30-15:45 “The Righteous Person: Being a Legalist to Save Others”
  • 19:00-20:30 Informal Discussion and Q&A session

Sunday Oct 6th

  • 10:00-10:50 “The Wise Man: Why Knowledge of Biblical Truth is Not Enough”
  • 11:00-11:50 “The Scribe: Distinguishing Between the Important and the More Important”

Many, many thanks to Dr Laurence Turner for his wit and wisdom over the weekend…

Recordings and slide presentations are available here.

We are very pleased to welcome back Dr Laurence Turner who will be leading out in our Spring Study Weekend from June 15-17.

More details here.

Dr Laurence Turner BA, MDiv, ThM, PhD, recently retired Head of Department  of Theological Studies, Principle Lecturer in Old Testament at Newbold College presented a series of talks on the subject of “Understanding Bible Stories”.



The program for the weekend ran as follows:









Worship Service led by Dr Laurence Turner

This service is part of the Annual Study Weekend


“Stewardship – it’s not all about money!”


Autumn Spiritual Emphasis Weekend with Pastor David Neal, Trans-European Stewardship Director. Nov 3-5.



  • 19:00-20:30
    • “What about a Manager? Matthew 5: You have heard that it was said…”
    • MP3 recording


  • 10:00-11:00
    • “What Time is it? Matthew 5: Straighten up!” 
    • MP3 recording
  • 11:20-12:30
    • “Where’s the Gospel in Malachi? Malachi 1-4: Return to me and I will return to you”
    • MP3 recording
  • 19:00-20:30


  • 10:00-11:30
    • “Who’s got the Truth?”  1 Thess. 5:12-24: Don’t quench the Spirit, don’t despise prophecies, test everything” 
    • MP3 recording


David Neal is Director of the Stewardship Ministries Department at the Trans-European Division of the Adventist Church.

He is based in St Albans, near London.

Spring Study Conference Weekend – June 2-4 2017

Dr Tom de Bruin, Lecturer in New Testament Exegesis and Early Christian Literature presents a series of lectures on the subject of Jewish Messianism in and around the Bible.


Audio recordings:

  1. King, Prophet or Priest: The Messiah in the Old Testament” (19:00 Friday night)
  2. The Messiah and Me” (10:00 Sabbath morning)
  3. What Type of Man is This?” (11:20 Sabbath morning)
  4. Foreigners, Priest-kings and Teachers: The Messiah between the Testaments” (19:00 Sabbath evening)
  5. Rebel with a Cause: Jewish Christian Messianism and Early Christology” (Sunday morning)

Plus notes.

Dr Tom de Bruin, Lecturer in New Testament Exegesis and Early Christian Literature at Newbold College, will present a series of talks on the subject of Jewish Messianism in and around the Bible.

The topics for the weekend are:



  • 7.00 – 8.30 pm “King, Prophet or Priest: The Messiah on the Old Testament


  • 10.00 – 11.00 am “The Messiah and Me
  • 11.20 am – 12.30 pm “What Type of Man is This?
  • 7.00 – 08.30 pm “Foreigners, Priest-kings and Teachers: the Messiah between the Testaments


  • 10.00 am – 12.00 noon “Rebel with a Cause: Jewish Christian Messianism and Early Christology

We are very pleased to remind you that Ian Sweeney, the President of the Adventist Church the the UK, will be leading our study weekend, from 18-20 November.

All welcome…

ian_sweeneyThe second of the 2016 Study Weekends at Crieff Church ran from 18th to 20th November.

Our speaker was Pr Ian Sweeney, the President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, here in Britain.



 ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

As regulars will know we run we run two ‘study weekends’ every year.  The spring conference has a more ‘theological’ bias and the autumn a more ‘practical’ bent.

Audio Recordings

  1. The Problem With Holiness” (19:30 Friday night )
  2. Go To Hell!” (10:00 Sabbath #1)
  3. Only Perfect Will Do” (11:20 Sabbath #2)
  4. Righteousness By Fake” (17:00 Sabbath #3)
  5. Discussion (19:00 Sabbath #4)
  6. Moments of Holiness” (10:00 Sunday morning)

Recordings of the Laurence Turner study weekend are now available.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Laurence Turner will be with us on March 11-12.

More details can be found here…

Regular visitors will know that we run two ‘study weekends’ every year.  The spring conference has a more ‘theological’ bias and the autumn a more ‘practical’ bias.

So, get your best thinking hats on…

turner-laurenceThe first of the 2016 study weekends.

Our speaker is Dr Laurence Turner, retired Principal Lecturer in Old Testament at Newbold College.



Genesis 1-11 provides an introduction to the whole of Scripture.  It has always been considered foundational for everything that follows.  Unfortunately, in recent years it has also become controversial.  Most of these controversies rage over matters of science and history.  However, the primary purpose of these chapters in Genesis is spiritual.  So, we will spend time assessing the spiritual value of Genesis 1-11 by reading the text closely and asking what significance its words would have for its original readers.  The aim will be to show how unexpectedly radical the narratives actually are and their relevance for us in the 21st century.  Once we appreciate those matters we might have a different response to the usual scientific and historical questions.

Audio recordings

plus PowerPoint presentations.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back our former pastor, Llew Edwards (and Karin!), to our church.  He will be leading out in a weekend of study and practical Christian advice.  All events are happening at the Church unless otherwise indicated.

  • 10am ‘Mind the Gap’ (MP3 recording – FYI the video referred to by Llew is a Skoda advert with the tag line “It’s a Skoda – Honest“).
  • 11:15am ‘The Call of Matthew’ – Matthew 9:9-13 (MP3 recording and PowerPoint slides)
  • 5pm until late, informal gathering with supper, discussion and a devotional


  • 8:30. A proper full-on Sunday breakfast!  Many many thanks to Gail and Grant and the kitchen helpers.
  • 10-11:30am. Workshop. With MP3 recording plus PowerPoint. More stories about Ritz Carlton and their ethos can be found on their website along with the ‘Gold Standards’. The videos featured by Llew were
  • Afternoon.  As Llew now lives in the grim South East of the UK we feel it’s only fair that we try to drag him up a local hill.  So there will be a hill walk for the adventurous.

On May 31st Dr Daniel Duda, the TED Education Director, gave a series of presentations at Crieff Church entitled ‘Ordination of Women ~ Keeping The Church United’.

You can listen to the presentations and discussions by following the links below:

TEDOrdinationBookThe TED book on ordination: “Ministry, Mission and Ordination” by Tom de Bruin is available from Stanborough Press (and should be available soon from Amazon on Kindle).  Tom’s book is an abbreviated and popularized version of the full TED Study Report.

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