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Leaders’ Training Morning – March 2018

‘Who are we?’ is arguably the most pressing question of our age. Rejecting the knowledge of God, we have lost the knowledge of ourselves. A crisis of human identity, unbridled individualism and confusion over our responsibilities have swiftly followed. More than ever, as Christians, we need a

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Come and See – March 2018

Rory Bell joined us again from TnT ministries to help us think through How we Teach Bible Narrative to Children and Young People. You can listen to the three talks, and download the handouts, by clicking on the links below.

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Partnership Meeting – February 2018

Nick McQuaker spoke from Exodus 14. You can listen to the sermon by clicking on the link below.

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Melvin Tinker – Is God Guilty of Genocide?

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Come and See – Purely Preschoolers

'Come and See' events are run by our Sussex Youthworks team three times a year.  You can see the 2017/2018 flyer with all their planned event dates by clicking on the images below. In June 2017 the focus of 'Come and See' was 'Purely Preschoolers'.  You can listen to the session and see the…

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Annual Conference 2017

Recordings, handouts and powerpoints from our 2017 Annual Conference Scroll down for the download buttons Talk 1 by Marcus Nodder Revelation 20:11-15 - Eternal Judgement Talk 2 by Marcus Nodder Revelation 21:1-8 - Eternal Salvation Seminar A with Julian Rebera Living…

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Partnership Meeting – October 2017

John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, and church pastor, joined us to help us think through how we can be prepared for church trends and theological and contextual challenges in the next 20 years. Talk 1 focussed on the Theological…

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SEMS – The Reformation

Dr Garry Williams - Four lectures on the Reformation covering the beginning of the story of Martin Luther and the 16th century Reformation; the nature of Roman Catholicism pre and post-Vatican II (1962-65); and how a Reformation understanding of scripture should shape our approach to the…

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SGP Training Courses Video

Updated for 2017-18 courses.  Download and watch this video to find out more about the SGP's training Courses.  A great video for showing in church gatherings to advertise and promote the training courses.

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Come and See – 18 March 2017 – Sussex Youthworks training morning

Bible-centred training for anyone involved in teaching or leading children or teenagers We were very pleased to have Rory Bell join us again as our main speaker on Saturday 18 March 2017 at our 'Come and See' training morning for all those involved in leading and helping with children's and youth

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SEMS – Preaching Matthew

Nick McQuaker, the SGP's Director of Training and Development, spoke at our Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminar (SEMS) on 20 March 2017, when he spoke on Preaching Matthew. You can listen to the two sessions by clicking on the links below.

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Partnership Meeting – 1 February 2017

We were very pleased to welcome Mark Redhouse, Vicar of All Souls' Church, Eastbourne (SGP Partnership Church) to speak at our Partnership Meeting about Prayer. You can listen to the two sessions with Mark, and an interview with James Clarke, by clicking on the links below.

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Partnership Meeting – September 2016 – Church Planting

Neil Powell speaking first on 'A Gospel Vision for Church Planting' and then on 'Gospel Courage - helping a church take the next steps in church planting.' Neil is one of the Pastors of City Church in Birmingham and co-founder of 2020 BIRMINGHAM which is ‘a coalition of churches and…

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Partnership Meeting – May 2016 – with Richard Coekin

We enjoyed and benefitted from hearing Richard Coekin on our theme of 'Developing Leaders' at our May 2016 Partnership Meeting. Richard Coekin is the Director of Co-Mission, a growing church planting network, largely centred on South West London.  To quote, John Stevens (National Director of the

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Come and See – 18 June 2016 – Sussex Youthworks training morning

We were very pleased to have Rory Bell as our main speaker on Saturday 18 June 2016 at our 'Come and See' training morning for all those involved in leading and helping with children's and youth groups. Rory spoke about Pointing to Jesus in the Old Testament and Spiritual Development of Children

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SEMS – 6 June 2016 – Preaching 2 Peter with Rupert Bentley-Tyalor

We were very pleased to have Rupert Bentley-Taylor join us on Monday 6 June 2016 at our Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminar (SEMS), when he spoke on Preaching 2 Peter. You can listen to the two sessions by clicking on the links below.

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Mental Health – Tim Lane

Tim Lane joined us for our evening seminar on 27 April 2016 about Mental Health - Understanding Complexity and Ministering Wisely.  Over 150 people joined us for this really helpful evening.  You can listen by clicking on the link below. The evening was also filmed and you can see that here.

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SMTC special – Understading and Teaching the book of Acts – David Cook

David Cook joined us for our Sussex Ministry Training Course 'special day' on 3 May 2016 to speak on 'Understanding and Teaching the Book of Acts'.  We were pleased to have 25 guests join our regular students for this really helpful day. You can listen to the 4 sessions by clicking on the…

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Graham Daniels – Frontline Evangelism – evening meeting in Hove

Graham Daniels from Christians in Sport joined us for our Sussex Ministry Trianing Course 'special day' on 23 February 2016 to look at the matter of 'Frontline Evangelism' from another perspective and consider the huge potential. Graham then gave a talk on the same topic in the evening, at Bishop

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SMTC Special Day with Graham Daniels – Frontline Evangelism – 23 Feb 2016

Graham Daniels from Christians in Sport joined us for our Sussex Ministry Trianing Course 'special day' on 23 February 2016 to look at the matter of 'Frontline Evangelism' from another perspective and consider the huge potential.  We were pleased to have over 20 guests join our regular students for

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Partnership Meeting – 3 February 2016

Kevin DeYoung joined us for our meeting at Cuckfield Baptist Church on 3 February 2016 to speak about 'The Hole in our Holiness'. You can listen to the two sessions by clicking on the links below.

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Annual Conference 2015 – A CONFIDENT CHURCH

In two great talks, Rupert Bentley-Taylor first gave us eight 'Reasons for Confidence' from the account of Paul's mission in Philippi given by Luke in Acts 16:9-40; and then showed us Paul 'Rejoicing in Confidence' in a second Bible exposition from Philippians 1:1-30. The Bible expositions were…

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SEMS – 28 Sept 2015

The new SEMS programme got off to a great start with two helpful sessions on Systematic Theology from Mark Johnston. Two quotes from Mark’s helpful and even provocative teaching were “We are all theologians but are we good theologians or bad theologians?” “Were Proc Trust right to…

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Two Books in a Day – Jonah and Naham

Rupert Bentley-Taylor joined us at the Sussex Ministry Training Course on 2 June 2015 when he expounded the books of Jonah and Nahum.  We were very pleased to welcome over 30 extra guests who booked to join us and hear Rupert for this ‘special’ training course day.  You can listen to the talks

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Conference 2015 Promotional Powerpoints

A set of powerpoints for promoting this year's annual conference. The duration of the automatic powerpoint with accompanying music is 1 minute 10 seconds. It automatically advances after clicking on to the second slide.

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21st Century Disciple Making – 15 July 2015

We had a great day with about 80 people from various churches.  Glen Scrivener (Evangelist and Director of Revival) was our main speaker, followed by a choice of two morning streams and four afternoon seminars.  The programme was as follows and three of the sessions were recorded - you can listen…

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Partnership Meeting – June 2015

SGP Partner, Michael Wilcock, spoke at our meeting on 10 June 2015, about 'Staying Fresh through a long ministry' and gave us six lessons.   You can click on the link below to listen to Michael.

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SEMS – old recordings from 2004/2005

We have some recordings from 2004/2005 Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminars.   You can access them by clicking here.

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Musician’s Breakfast and Masterclass

Musician's Breakfast and Masterclass Saturday 14 March 2015 The Rebirth of the Hymn Thank you for joining us on Saturday morning! Sadly for copyright reasons we weren't able to give out sheet music for all the hymns and arrangements we used. However, here are a selection of the resources we…

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BOOK: Totally Transformed

So often teenagers struggle to not conform to the pattern of this world. This great book by a veteran youth worker plunges into Ephesians and addresses the key areas where teenagers struggle to be transformed. Worth getting your hands on. Review by:  James Pinto, Youth Minister, Bishop…

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BOOK: Lost

Lost - a superb book to give to a teenager who's not yet a Christian, a baby Christian or a mature Christian who'd benefit from being reminded how wonderful the gospel is. In short this book is great for any teenager. Jonty's style is easy to read, there's pictures to break up the text and it brings

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Partnership Meeting – January 2015

Kanishka Raffel joined us from Perth, Australia, where he is Rector of St Matthew's Anglican Church in Shenton Park. Kanisha expounded 1 Corinthians 8 to 10 on the theme of Freedom and Gospel. You can click on the links below to listen to the two audio files and see the talk headings on the…

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Come and See – Teaching the Old Testament to Children & Young People

Mark Ashworth came to our 'Come and See' morning for all those involved in teaching or leading children or teenagers on Saturday 1 March 2014.   You can listen to the 2 sessions by clicking on the links below.

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Partnership Meeting – October 2014

Carl Beach joined us for this meeting.  Carl heads up Christian Vision for Men (CVM), an international evangelistic men's movement focused on introducing men to Jesus and equipping the church for the task.  Carl has spoken to thousands of men in the UK and overseas, encouraging them to live for…

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Partnership Meeting – May 2014

Nick McQuaker (SGP Director of Training and Development) expounds Ezekiel 37:1-14, considering the reality of the situation we face, our task to prayerfully preach the gospel word and the mighty power of God by his Spirit to raise the dead! The second session recording includes a report by Nick…

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Partnership Meeting – January 2014

Andy Paterson (Mission Director for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches) expounds Acts 17:16-34 and then talks about church planting, outlining the benefits of church planting and some of the models for doing so.

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Partnership Meeting – 5 June 2013

Our focus for this meeting was on evangelism, through the local church and in partnership, with a particular view to working together in A Passion For Life (AP4L) 2014 – a nationwide mission initiative following on from AP4l 2010. Glen Scrivener (an SGP partner based in Eastbourne and serving as…

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Partnership Meeting – 3 October 2012

At this meeting we considered how we can work together to strengthen and expand gospel ministry in Sussex. In particular, we focussed on maximising the benefits of local partnership through geographical cluster groups. Nick McQuaker expounded the scriptures in the first session, looking at the…

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Making the most of music in the life of the local church

Wednesday 10 July 2013, at Lindfield URC. Music in church life can sometimes seem like a blessing and a curse in equal measure! It can be a wonderful tool for gospel work, or it can spread confusion and cause division. How can church leaders make the most of music? This training day for…

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Book in a Day: Judges

On 4 June 2013, Nick McQuaker, SGP's Director of Training and Development, did a 'book in a day' on the Sussex Ministry Training Course, to help our students and guests for the day get to grip with the book of Judges. Exciting, challenging, puzzling, appealing, and at times repulsive, Judges…

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Come and See – Reaching Young People and Children for Christ

13 October 2012 at Christ Church Haywards Heath. 'Come and See' training mornings are for all those involved in teaching or leading children or teenagers. Rory Bell, Director of TnT ministries, joined us to help us get to the heart of reaching young people and children for Christ. You can…

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Leading Growing Churches – a training day for church leaders

Thursday 14 June 2012, at All Saints' Church, Lindfield. Ray Evans joined us from Grace Community Church, Bedford, where he has worked for nearly 30 years and had the privilege of seeing the church grow from small beginnings to a church of around 400, and experienced the opportunities and…

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Partnership Meeting – 16 May 2012

David Cook, former Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College, joined us to speak on ‘Reaching the unreached locally.’ You can listen to the two sessions by clicking on the links below.

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Book in a Day: 1 Timothy

On 22 May 2012 John Stevens, Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, was our guest lecturer on the Sussex Ministry Training Course. You can download the 4 handouts and listen to the recordings of sessions 2-4 by clicking on the links below. Regretabbly we do not have the…

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Crucial issues in the life of the church

These two recordings are Bishop Wallace Benn speaking at an SGP Partnership Church 28 February 2010 Jude verses 1-4, The faith that must be preserved 7 March 2010 Jude verses 5-25, The authority that must be obeyed 14 March 2010 Anniversary Service, What makes a church grow? You can…

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2013 Annual Conference – Fight the Good Fight

23 November 2013 at All Saints' Church, Lindfield. All the indications are that in the days ahead the surrounding culture will be increasingly secular and hostile to the Christian faith. As the battles come, will we retreat into an isolated Christian sub-culture; surrender to the surrounding…

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2012 Annual Conference – May the mind of Christ my saviour

25 February 2012 at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. Our theme this year was taken from Philippians 2 verse 5 where Paul teaches us that we need to have the mind of Christ. Paul Williams, Vicar of Christ Church Fulwood in Sheffield, spoke about what it means to have our thinking about Christian

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2011 Annual Conference – Strength in Weakness

26 March 2011 at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. 2 Corinthians 10-12 was our focus as we looked at Paul's moving and passionate appeal to a wayward church to reject worldly standards and grasp the cross-bearing, servant nature of genuinely Christian leadership. Here we discovered an urgent call

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2009 Annual Conference – Get the Passion

Saturday 28 March 2009, at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. Evangelist, Roger Carswell was our main speaker and brought teaching and encouragement from God's Word as well as sharing his experience of practical partnership in evangelism. To listen to the two main talks, click on the links below.

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SEMS – The Trinity and Ministry Today

January 2015. The doctrine of the Trinity is not simply unique to Christianity but central, intended to frame our Christian experience and living as well as our understanding of salvation. But what should this look like in practice? During our morning together Nick Tucker carlified the doctrine

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2008 Annual Conference – The Mission Minded Church

Our focus this year was on the mission that Christ has given the church to proclaim the saving message of the gospel to a lost and broken world.  Our main speaker was Steve Timmis who began The Crowded House - a network of missional communities in Sheffield and Loughborough with a commitment to…

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Partnership Meeting – May 2011

Our focus at this meeting was Ministry Trianing Schemes. Click the links below to listen to Philip Coekin speaking from 2 Timothy 1:1-7 on 'The centrality of the Gospel to the local church' and James Packman giving a presentation about Ministry Trainees.  

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Partnership Meeting – 10 October 2007

Click the link below to listen to Eric Harmer speaking about Church Planting.

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SEMS – Understanding and Preaching Hebrews, with Lee Gatiss

December 2014. Lee Gatiss spoke at SEMS (Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminars) on Understanding and Preaching Hebrews. You can listen to the 2 sessions by clicking on the links below:

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SEMS – Science and Christianity, with Steve Jeffery

October 2014. Steve Jeffery spoke at SEMS (Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminars) on Science and Christianity. You can listen to the 3 sessions by clicking on the links below:

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SEMS – Evangelism, with Glen Scrivener

May 2014. Glen Scrivener spoke at SEMS (Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminars) on Evangelism, from 1 Peter. You can listen to the two sessions by clicking on the links below:  

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‘Book in a Day’ with David Jackman: Isaiah

David Jackman joined the Sussex Ministry Training Course on 3 June 2014 for our 'Book in a Day' on Isaiah. You can listen to the 4 sessions by clicking on the links below.

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