These short courses or one day conferences allow you the flexibility of engaging with a specific topic whilst allowing the space and time to go in depth.
In 2024 we are hosting two one-day conferences to go deeper into two books of the New Testament. The first will look at Mark’s Gospel and the second will explore the book of Revelation. These are opportunities for you to discover more about these books than before and to see their relevance for our lives today!
Mark’s Gospel – A Deeper Dive
Why Mark’s Gospel?
Mark’s Gospel is the earliest account of Jesus Christ that we have. Mark gives us a whistle-stop tour of the coming of Jesus, the impact of his ministry and how people respond to him which culminates in his death and resurrection. The words in Mark 16:6 ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen!’ are the most important words ever written. They change the whole of history and the future of humanity.
Understanding this story more deeply, learning about how Mark conveys the good news of Jesus and seeing how Jesus makes himself known is a powerful way to go deeper with God and be equipped for mission in the world.
What will we look at?
- We will cover the whole of the Gospel from start to finish.
- We will look at how Mark structures his work and what that reveals to us about the importance of Jesus’ identity and the cross.
- We will look at the key themes in Mark’s Gospel – his Christology, understanding of discipleship and how the coming of Jesus is a sign of the inbreaking activity of God.
- We’ll look at the tricky passages such as what is the eternal sin (Mark 3:29), should we sell all we have to follow Jesus (Mark 10:28-20), when does the Son of Man come on the clouds (Mark 13:26), and who is the naked man who runs away? (Mark 14:52)
- What does the Gospel mean for us today?
What do I need for the Conference?
You will find it helpful to have a bible with you and something to make notes with. If you can, take some time to read the Gospel of Mark before the day.
When and where?
The conference will be hosted at the St George’s Centre in Leeds City Centre on March 23rd. The conference will start at 10am giving you time to travel in and will finish at 4pm. There will be breaks for refreshments and lunch (please bring your own lunch with you).
Where can I park?
Car parking is available at The Light Q-Park, St John’s Centre, and the Merrion Centre. These are all within 5-8 minutes walk of St George’s Centre. There is limited free parking available in Joseph’s Well Car Park (LS3 1AB) across the pedestrian footbridge on the other side of the A58. For those coming into the city by train, the St George’s Centre is a 10 minute walk from the main station or a two minute walk from a bus stop served by the city centre circular bus route which stops at Leeds City Station, Town Hall, and Leeds City College.
Please note that there is no onsite parking available at St George’s Centre, however there are drop-off zones outside the main entrance.
The conference will cost £30 per person