This is shortened version of a previously run article by the Rev Grant Crowe (Chaplain at All Saints) and Ronald Westerbeek, who works as a theologian for New Wine Netherlands, and who is a part of All Saints Amersfoort. Included this month as a reminder.
New Wine Netherlands Summer Conference 2017
22nd -28th July held at Biddinghuizen
What do you have planned for this summer? We wanted to share with you about this year’s New Wine Netherlands Summer Conference.
New Wine is a church movement in which we encourage, inspire and equip each other to witness to the inbreaking of God’s Kingdom, in the power of the Spirit. New Wine has its historical roots in the charismatic renewal within the Church of England and was established in 1989 by Bishop David Pytches. Since then, it has spread to many others countries and beyond the Anglican community to become a cross denominational inter-denominational movement. In England, many Anglican Churches continue to be involved, and the current leader of New Wine England, Revd Paul Harcourt, is vicar of All Saints Woodford Wells in London.
New Wine seeks to help individual Christians and to partner with local churches to learn more about the Kingdom of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. It seeks to help us to consider how to live out a life experiencing more of the Spirit’s power (as
Acts 1:8 shares), and to be open to and to use the gifts God desires to give through his Holy Spirit. New Wine has a vision of churches and individual Christians witnessing energetically to God’s kingdom in all its fullness. The annual Summer Conference is one way New Wine seeks to help Christians and churches to grow in these important spiritual matters.
The Conference? This Summers Conference is from 22nd -28th July held at Biddinghuizen, and its theme will be: “God in our midst”
The New Wine Conference Week? You arrive on a Saturday and set up your tent as part of a church group. Then, it’s one week full of worship, teaching and prayer! We offer daily meetings, seminars and opportunities to receive prayer through prayer ministry. There is ample opportunity to meet fellow Christians on the campsite or in the conference village chill area. There are also daily children, teen and young adult programs (in Dutch).
Welcoming internationals? Much of the Summer Conference will be in Dutch, but New Wine is striving to be as welcoming as possible to English-speaking internationals. This year, New Wine is launching an International Camping Field. And we’ll provide English translation (through headsets) in the Main Tent.
The Theme? This year’s conference theme: is “God in our midst”. He is the living Lord, who speaks, heals and who brings recovery. This living Lord wants to involve us in that healing and that work. At the conference we will be invited to learn to open ourselves for His presence and be filled again and again by the Holy Spirit to witness to Gods Kingdom in His power.
The main speaker (each morning has a 45-60 minute bible teaching session) is South African theologian Derek J. Morphew (dean of the Vineyard Institute, and author of Breakthrough – Discovering the Kingdom). There is a significant time of praise and worship using contemporary worship songs.
During the afternoons, there is a large range of seminars covering a range of both practical and devotional topics.
In the evening celebrations, there will be teaching on topics such as learning to hear the voice of God, healing & prayer, and witnessing in the power of the Spirit, with extended ministry time. Speakers include Menno Helmus (Vineyard Benelux), Wilkin van de Kamp (VrijZijn), and Maher Hajj (Libanon). Againin these celebrations, there is a time of praise and worship through song.
To add to this – it is important to know – if you cannot make the entire week, there are day tickets available to attend (but those are only useful for a Sunday, Monday or Wednesday or Thursday because the Tuesday is a short programme with lots of free time, and Friday is when people pack and leave).
This year, again a group from Holy Trinity and All Saints will be attending. We hope to be camping on an international ‘field’ where there will be other Christians from international churches, including from the Anglican churches in Amsterdam.
So why not consider it? Pray about it? And why not come along?
Want to be part of this? Enroll for the Summer Conference via : zomerconferentie.new-wine.nl (you’ll find some English instructions to help you out): http://zomerconferentie.new-wine.nl/ international-guests.
Would you like to register for the International Camping Field (additionally to enrollment for the conference)? Or any questions?
Please, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.