"Engaging Your Community" with Dr John Fuder

an evangelism training event

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd January 2015 
The Faith Mission Bible College, Edinburgh 

You'll find this conference helpful if:

  • you are an evangelist, gospel worker (or you want to be...)
  • you support/train/equip the above
  • you are committed to communicating unchanging gospel truths in a changing world
  • you want to be equipped to love people in Jesus' name in your neighbourhood and beyond

Reaching people convincingly with the unchanging Good News is our passion.  We live for the glory and fame of the Saviour, Jesus Christ.  We celebrate when people in all walks of life find New Life in Jesus, discovering joy & freedom in the Holy Spirit.  We are on a mission to love and serve a changing world in desperate need to rediscover its Creator.

But, the pace of societal change often presents the evangelist with a challenge.  Or perhaps an opportunity.  Spotting the open doors, embracing them, and discovering where God is at work is our privilege.  And sometimes a barrier and frustration.

An Opportunity on Our Doorstep:

Join us at Cc:onnect 2015 and learn how to exegete your community so that you can clearly and convincingly communicate unchanging truths through whole-life ministry in Jesus name.  Dig deep and connect  meaningfully in your town, village, street, home.

Developing Our Strengths:

Cc:onnect 2015 will present a biblical framework for evangelism, applied to changing lifestyles, cultures and contexts, in both town and country.  We will explore the motivations and methods for personal and group witness and discuss approaches to holistic evangelism.  And we will explore the practical ways we can discover open doors for the gospel in any culture and community, at home or abroad.

This conference will run for five days, based at FMBC with teaching from Dr John Fuder and case studies from other ministries.  It is open to church leaders, evangelists, Bible students and anyone excited to make Jesus famous!  Spaces are limited, so book your place soon.

Who is John Fuder?

Dr. John Fuder is coming as a friend and mentor of FMBC lecturers Adrian & Heather Holdsworth, who studied under him at Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago.  John is the director of Justice and Compassion Ministries of re:source global, and the Director of City Engagement for Park Community Church in Chicago. (more...)



Starting at 9am each day, the seminars will be informal and interactive, breaking for discussion of your questions and insights. 

 Rekindling the Gospel Fire
Tuesday  Becoming an Insider (Case Study 1)
 Exegeting your Community (Case Study 2)
Thursday  Cultivating an Evangelistic Lifestyle
 The Church on Mission

How can you apply these ideas where you live and work?  We will visit two very different ministries in two very different settings to discover how the principles of community engagement are being explored and applied. There will be opportunity to discuss your own setting and possible avenues for putting new concepts to work where you live.

Case Study 1. Mez McConnell at Niddrie Community Church and 20Schemes

Case Study 2. Carrubbers Christian Centre where Malcolm McGregor will walk through his experience of exegeting Edinburgh City Centre.


  • Conference Only
    You are welcome to join us as a day-time delegate, for which the conference fee is £120 for the week.  Refreshments, lunch and transport to Case Study sites are included. 

  • Full Board Conference Package
    Join us on Monday morning and stay until Friday afternoon.  The conference fee and accommodation with breakfast, lunch and light tea costs £220.  If you'd prefer to arrive one night earlier or leave later an additional night B&B is available for £20.

How to Register

The links below will take you to a registration form, after which a payment can be made at our payments page.