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Bournemouth Bible Week
Our aim is to gather the churches in Dorset and the surrounding counties and those who come from further afield to encourage them with solid Bible teaching. We bring in guest speakers from the UK and other countries to open up God's Word and help us apply it to our situation. Our events are all shapes and sizes, ranging our biennial Men's Convention day to the Summer Convention which traditionally takes place every weekday in the first week of July.
Starting in 1993 with Rev. RT Kendall as our speaker, the Bournemouth Bible Week began as the Bournemouth and Poole Convention. The goal: to have a week in the year dedicated to sound Bible teaching which would bring together the churches in the South-Western counties. The Conventions we have run have chosen many different speakers from the UK and internationally, helping all who attend to understand how God’s word applies to us today whatever our situation.
An equally important objective is to provide an opportunity for churches to deepen their fellowship and get to know other churches in the area plus brothers and sisters from all over the country. We believe strongly that unity under the Gospel, led by God’s Word, is the way in which His kingdom can have a strong impact on our society today.
2020 gave us the opportunity to revamp our conventions to engage with a fresh generation. So, a new name was born – “The Bournemouth Bible Week”. The name may have changed but the goals remain the same - “Gathering the Churches, Preaching the Word”.
Colin Smith Promotional Video
Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
and Founder of Open the Bible
Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, USA, and Founder and Teaching Pastor of Open the Bible.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at the London School of Theology where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Philosophy. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as senior pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London.
He is the author of several books including Momentum: Pursuing God’s Blessings through the Beatitudes; Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross; Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life; The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life; as well as others. His preaching ministry is shared around the world through Open the Bible.