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Live - Keswick Convention 2019 - 17 July 9.30am - Lecture 1 - Longing: Ours, Theirs and Everyone’s

It is curious that in our deeply divided world, humanity seems easily able to reach consensus that 'things are not as they should be'. Our problem lies in our failure to agree on the 'what should be' bit. For followers of Jesus, the Great Commission is a vital part of 'what should be' - good news of great joy shared with the whole world! Yet enthusiasm for it, and the language used to articulate it, has shifted constantly through church history. 'Longing', as both word and paradigm, brilliantly captures an underappreciated but powerful aspect of God’s design for global mission.

Jason Mandryk was born, grew up, and studied in Canada before moving to the UK to join the Operation World team. For 20 years, he has served through multiple editions and publications of this ministry, as researcher, editor, author, and team leader. He is thrilled to minister in an exciting time when we are seeing the increasing convergence of information, prayer, and mission. He also enjoys being outdoors amidst God’s created grandeur; Keswick allows the best of both passions!

For more information please visit https://keswickministries.org. Please visit https://www.eden.co.uk/essentialchristian to buy a copy of this talk.

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European Leadership Forum '18 - "Reaching Young People" - Amy Orr-Ewing - Talk 3

The sheer numerical challenge of reaching the rising generation in Europe can seem overwhelming. We may well be reading reports of the churches declining amongst young people. How might we begin to meet this challenge? Are there any signs of hope? Are there practical things we can do to try and reach Europe’s young people with the gospel?

Amy Orr-Ewing is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Director of RZIM. She leads a team of inspirational apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life. Over the last twenty years Amy has spoken on university campuses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, Hong Kong, Phoenix, Massachusetts, in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament, on Capitol Hill, and to West Wing staff at the White House. Amy speaks in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms, as well as churches and conferences. She gained a first-class degree in Theology and a DPhil (doctorate) from the University of Oxford and is an Associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Amy is the co-founder of REBOOT, a youth Apologetics initiative aimed at helping young people think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world. Amy is married to Frog and helps lead Latimer Minster, a church plant and community on a farm in Buckinghamshire, and they have three children.

Length: 49mins

The European Leadership Forum meets annually in Central Europe to unite, equip, and resource evangelical leaders to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe. As a coalition of evangelical Christian groups, they seek to do what no single organisation could do alone: provide a bridge between God’s global resources and local leaders from all over Europe. The Forum consists of 27 Networks focused on everything from apologetics to science, media to politics. This annual meeting now brings together 800 participants from more than 40 countries.

To find more resources from the Forum visit foclonline.org

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Keywords:Youth, Young People, ELF18, ELF, FOCL, FOCLOnline, FOCL Online, FOCL18