Events

Our mission is to make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. An important part of this mission is to hold Bible conferences, which are open to everyone without charge. Anyone who wants to can come and listen to the Word of God being taught. And in 2017 we also held our first UK Women's Conference! Find out details of our conferences by clicking on the events below.

We will also update this page throughout the year with details of other events and conferences we will be attending. But you don't have to wait for a Bible conference in order to meet our team and get to know us better! We'll come and visit your church! See the details at the end of this page for how to arrange a visit from Our Daily Bread Ministries.

You can come to us . . .


When and where:

We are delighted to be able to hold our 2018 conference in both London and Liverpool this year, so that more people will be able to join us for a great day of studying God’s Word together!

Jesus: Word of Life!

Jesus: Word of Life!
Saturday, 3 March 2018. 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road, Liverpool, L19 4XR

David: Warrior, Shepherd, Poet, King

David: Warrior, Shepherd, Poet, King
Saturday, 10 March 2018. 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS

How do I get there?

To get to the Liverpool conference:

From Mersey Tunnels: Follow Liverpool Airport signs onto A561 (Aigburth Road). At Garston, turn left onto B5171 (Horrocks Avenue), which continues onto B5180 (Mather Avenue). At traffic lights, turn left onto Heath Road. Bridge Chapel Centre is on the right.

From Runcorn Bridge & M56: Follow A561 (signposted Liverpool Airport) towards Garston. At Garston, turn right onto B5171 (Horrocks Avenue), which continues onto B5180 (Mather Avenue). At traffic lights, turn left onto Heath Road. Bridge Chapel Centre is on the right.

There is plenty of free parking on-site at Bridge Chapel.

Using public transport: From Liverpool Lime Street Station, take Hunts Cross train and disembark at West Allerton Station, which is a 15 minute walk to Bridge Chapel Centre. Or, take Liverpool City Centre Bus routes 80 or 86 to Heath Road.

To get to the London conference:

Westminster Chapel is a short walk from Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. It is easily accessible by bus and tube. The main entrance is on the corner of Buckingham Gate and Castle Lane.

Arriving by tube: The closest tube stations are St. James’s Park (District and Circle lines) and Victoria (District, Circle and Victoria lines).

Arriving by bus: The 11, 24, 148, 211 and 507 routes all have stops nearby on Victoria Street.

Arriving by car: There is no parking at the church. On weekends, subject to some restrictions, there is very limited free parking on the surrounding streets.

Arriving by bike: Parking for bicycles is available on-site. There is also parking for motorcycles nearby on Spenser Street.

What will be studied?

Jesus: Word of Life!
(Liverpool conference)

Open up John’s eyewitness account of Jesus’ life with us as we explore the insights and details only found in the gospel written by “the disciple Jesus loved”.

David: Warrior, Shepherd, Poet, King
(London conference)

From the soaring heights of military conquests and God-centred leadership, to the dark lows of adultery, murder and warring family conflicts, join us as we explore key episodes in the life of King David. Discover with us why someone of such mixed successes and failures is described by Scripture as “a man after God’s own heart” . . .

Who's speaking?

Paul Baxendale

Paul Baxendale
(Liverpool conference)

Paul is the Pastor of Parr Street Evangelical Church in Kendal. He is married to Jane and they have two adult sons. He grew up in the South Lakeland Town of Ulverston and started to follow Jesus as a teenager. To relax, he loves watching football and old cowboy films.

Bill Crowder

Rev. Bill Crowder
(London conference)

Bill is a Bible teacher with Our Daily Bread Ministries. With over twenty years of pastoral experience, Bill is passionate about helping others study God’s Word! He has written several books including Singing the Songs of the Brokenhearted: Psalms that Comfort and Mend the Soul.

Will the teaching be recorded?

Yes! All the teaching from the day will be available to listen to from our website by April 2018. The teaching will be free to download.

We will also put the recording on a CD. If you would prefer to receive the CD version of the teaching, please contact us.

What will the format of the conferences be?

Paul and Bill will teach across several sessions during their respective conferences. There will be breaks between the sessions and an extended break for lunch. During this time you can ask any questions of the Our Daily Bread Ministries staff, buy any books, CDs and DVDs from our bookstall and browse our displays. There will also be a presentation during the day about Our Daily Bread Ministries, including who we are, what we do and what resources we have available to help you draw closer to God every day.

What do I need to bring?

Just bring yourself (and anyone else who wants to come along as well), a Bible, pen, notepad and packed lunch (or money for the local cafés). Also, you might want to bring some money for the bookstalls. Admission to the conference is free and open to everyone.

How much does it cost?

Admission to both conference locations is free for everyone. Our mission is to make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. An important part of this mission is to hold Bible conferences like this one, which are open to everyone without charge. Anyone who wants to can come and listen to the Word of God being taught.

Will there be resources available for browsing?

There may be a small selection of Our Daily Bread Ministries’ resources to look through. However, you will be given a Request Form in case you wish to order any of the resources you see advertised. We will send you our resources without cost or obligation, although donations are welcome.

Will there be a bookshop?

Yes! Discovery House, an extension of Our Daily Bread Ministries, will be selling a range of great books, CDs and DVDs. We will also have plenty of books by Bill Crowder (one of our conference speakers) on sale.

Will there be refreshments?

We will be serving tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits at Bridge Chapel (our Liverpool based conference) during the breaks.

However, due to space restrictions, we are unable to serve hot drinks at Westminster Chapel (our London based conference). There will be cold drinks and biscuits served during the breaks.

We will not be serving lunch at either venue. There are plenty of coffee shops, cafés and sandwich bars near to both conference locations should you wish to visit them during the breaks. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.

Will there be seating during lunch time?

There is plenty of seating in Bridge Chapel (our Liverpool based conference) for lunchtime.

However, Westminster Chapel (our London based conference) has quite limited seating outside of the main auditorium. Food cannot be consumed inside the auditorium, so we cannot promise there will be seating for everyone to eat their lunches.

Accessibility

Both conference locations are wheelchair accessible.

Westminster Chapel (our London based conference) also has an induction loop system for those who wear hearing aids. Although the venue has adequate seating, not all of it is on the ground floor. Should you require seating on the ground floor, we suggest that you arrive at 10:15am to ensure these seats are still available.

Do I need to book my place?

No. Please just turn up on the day. However, if you plan to bring a group with you, we would appreciate it if you could contact us to let us know how many people are coming with you.

Can I listen to previous Bible Conference talks?

Yes! We still have the talks from our 2017 conferences available to listen to on this page.

Need to contact us?

Send us a message here.

Email: uk@odb.org

Phone: 015395 64149

Psalms for the Journey

We had a fantastic time at our Bible conferences in Liverpool and London earlier this year! Bill Crowder, popular Our Daily Bread writer and Discovery House author, taught us from God’s Word as we journeyed together through the heartfelt prayers of the Psalms.

Holding these annual Bible Conferences gives us another opportunity to make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. We were very thankful that so many people could join us!

We are also incredibly grateful to all those who gave up their time to volunteer at our conferences. Everyone who attended was greatly blessed by their willing service! In fact, without them, we couldn’t have held these events at all.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t join us this year—you don’t have to miss out on the excellent teaching! You can listen to all the talks online here. Or you can contact our office and we’ll send you out a CD.

Session 1: When the Journey is Isolating (Psalm 42)

Session 2: When the Journey is Overwhelming (Psalm 55)

Session 3: When the Journey is Confusing (Psalm 73)

Session 4: When the Journey Goes On and On (Psalm 13)

Embracing Freedom: From Broken to Beauty Full

Our Daily Bread Ministries were delighted to be able to hold a women's conference in the UK for the first time in 2017! Guest speaker Elisa Morgan has shared her powerful and personal story to encourage and uplift women all over the world. Make sure you and the ladies in your church catch up on an inspiring day of resting in God's wonderful grace!

You can listen to all the talks online here. Or you can contact our office and we’ll send you out a CD.

Session 1: The Beauty of Broken

Session 2: Hello, Beauty Full

Session 3: She Did What She Could


. . . or we can come to you!

Would you like someone from Our Daily Bread Ministries to visit your church and share more about who we are, what we can do and how your church can be involved? We know it is only with the partnership of you and your church that we can make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. We would love the opportunity to give a presentation to your congregation, bring along a selection of our resources and answer any questions!

If you would like Our Daily Bread Ministries to visit your church, please email us at churchministry_uk@odb.org, and we will get in touch shortly.

Want to find out a bit more about us straight away? Download the Our Daily Bread Ministries introductory booklet!