Plenary Sessions

The European Leadership Forum programme includes plenary sessions for all participants to attend each morning and evening. These sessions consist of worship, prayer, interviews, and teaching. 

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

The morning plenary sessions take place from Sunday through Wednesday morning. They focus on a passage of the Bible studied over the course of the four mornings. Peter J. Williams, Principal and CEO of Tyndale House, Cambridge, will deliver the morning plenary talks in 2018.

 

Peter (P.J.) Williams, Principal and CEO, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Peter is the Principal and CEO of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997–1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Cambridge University as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998–2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy. Since 2007 he has been leading Tyndale House, and he is also an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible. Most recently he has been assisting Dr Dirk Jongkind in Tyndale House’s production of a major edition of the Greek New Testament.

 

EVENING PLENARY SESSIONS

The evening plenary sessions begin on Saturday evening. One evening plenary will be devoted to interaction within the Networks.

Pablo Martinez, Psychiatrist and Former President, Spanish Evangelical Alliance

Pablo is a Forum steering committee member. He currently works as a psychiatrist at a private practice in Barcelona. He has also developed a wide ministry as a lecturer, counsellor, and itinerant speaker. He has been a plenary Bible teacher in more than 30 countries. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) for 20 years, also serving as one of the organisation's vice-presidents. He has filled the role of President of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (1999-2009) and Professor of Pastoral Psychology at the Spanish Theological Seminary for seven years. Pablo is currently a member of the Sociopolitical Commission of the European Evangelical Alliance. He has authored three books, Prayer Life: How Your Personality Affects the Way You Pray, now published in fourteen languages, Tracing the Rainbow: Walking Through Loss and Bereavement, and his latest, A Thorn in the Flesh: Finding Strength and Hope Amid Suffering (Inter Varsity Press, England). He is married to Marta, a medical doctor.

 

Amy Orr-Ewing, EMEA Director, Ravi Zacharias Initernational Ministries (RZIM) and Director, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA)

Amy gained a first class degree in theology at Christ Church, Oxford University, before receiving a master’s degree in theology from King’s College London. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis at Oxford University looking at the work of Dorothy L Sayers.  She serves as the EMEA Director for RZIM and Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Amy speaks and lectures on apologetics worldwide and has written two books exploring key questions in apologetics: Why Trust the Bible? and But Is It Real?. Her most recent publication is Millennials, which she co-authored with her husband Frog. They have also published Holy Warriors: A Fresh Look at the Face of Extreme Islam and Deep.  Amy and her husband lead a church in Buckinghamshire called Latimer Minster, which they planted in 2010.  

 

Peter Saunders, CEO, Christian Medical Fellowship

Peter was born in New Zealand and originally trained as a general surgeon before serving with the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK. Since 1992 he has served full-time with Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members, first as Head of Student Ministries, and since 1999 as Chief Executive.  His current work involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing, and media work. He has been a member of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical and Dental Association) Board since 2003 and is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations in the UK promoting palliative care and opposing euthanasia.  His wife Kirsty is a community pediatrician and they have three sons, Christopher, Benjamin and Jonathan. They are members of Spicer Street Church, St Albans. www.cmf.org.uk; www.carenotkilling.org.uk; http://pjsaunders.blogspot.com/

 

Michael Reeves, President, Union School of Theology 

Michael is President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology in the UK. Previously he has been Head of Theology for UCCF and an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is the author of Introducing Major TheologiansWhy the Reformation Still MattersThe Unquenchable FlameThe Good God, and Christ our Life, co-editor of Adam, the Fall and Original Sin, and holds a doctorate in systematic theology from King’s College, London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia.

 

 

 

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