3 - 4 February 2023

About The conference

Barvas Church of Scotland is pleased to announce we will be holding ‘Lord, teach us to pray’ – A teaching conference on prayer from the Psalms. Speaker Dr Jamie Grant (HTC, Dingwell) Co-author of Psalms, Volume 2 (The NIV Application Commentary) and many more books.

Three exegetical, exciting and enthralling teachings on ‘prayer from the Psalms.’ The basis for the conference has been a long time understanding for the necessity to know the way we pray, to who we pray and why we pray. David reveals this profoundly in the Psalms, as do other writers.

Whilst studying at HTC, I was privileged to be able to glean a portion of knowledge on the different aspects of pray. This through Dr Grant’s teaching on the Psalms.

I always hoped this teaching could be passed onto others in and around the nation of Scotland, with the desired approach to our prayers becoming more directional, applicable, and of course purposeful. I think we could all do with being taught how to pray.

It is with great thanks to God; we are able to ask Dr Jamie Grant to be with in February 2023.

- Rev. Dougie Wolf

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Location - Barvas Church of Scotland
Speaker - Dr Jamie Grant
Date & Time - 3 - 4 Feb 2023
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Booking is essential Free
3 Sessions
Full conference
Light Lunch on Saturday will be provided
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'Jamie's lectures on the Biblical Theology of Mission were inspiring and engaging for all students' HTC Student

Dr Jamie Grant

Vice Principal (Academic), PhD Co-ordinator and Lecturer specialising in Biblical Studies

Dr Jamie Grant is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological College UHI. His main teaching responsibilities are in the Old Testament poetic texts, the biblical languages and hermeneutics. Jamie has been working at HTC since 2002. His first degree was in law at Dundee (1990) and Jamie then worked for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Poland for several years. He went on to complete an MA (Biblical Studies) at Reformed Theological Seminary (1999) and PhD from the University of Gloucestershire (2002). Jamie’s PhD research adopted the canonical approach to the Psalter and examined kingship and torah themes in the Psalms and Deuteronomy. (UHI Source)

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Two days of teaching, with three sessions spread accross the weekend providing you with food for thought to continue leading a Christ filled life……

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Barvas Church of Scotland

Barvas Church of Scotland is located on the West side of the Isle of Lewis. Our services are in a traditional form, the word of God preached is central, with a medium mix of precented and musically accompanied praise. A mid-week prayer meeting gives us time to come together in fellowship and sit in the presence of God our Father. We are blessed to know people coming to faith, devoting their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ through the numerous ministries that serve the church, i.e., Sunday School, Bible Class, Crèche, Womens Bible Study, Warm Space, Food Bank support, also, the many mission causes throughout the world. These are enjoyed by a wide range of ages in our congregation's life.

The building and sanctuary were refurbished about ten years ago. Pews and the elders box replaced, due to termites, with modern chairs and an adaptable platform area in front of the original pulpit. Although many of the ascetics have been replaced, the full wealth of past history is still felt and known through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are very aware of the times gone by, where the awakening presence of God touched many lives. His redemptive salvation through Jesus Christ is still the central point to which we look and hope.

Within the different periods of revival in the area, family worship, scripture reading, and prayer was the first aspect of worship that many relied on. This gift which enables us to speak with the Living God and Father, has somewhat been neglected and overtaken in our age. Possibly through the rush of things around us, possibly the intensity of life, possibly the reliance on technology. Yet with all this Barvas Church of Scotland enjoys the beauty that surrounds us. Yes, sometimes wild and stormy, these creational blessings and simplified lives, brings many to an understanding of God's Sovereign Work. Very often it is with this approach to daily devotion and biblical praise we come to recognise, we are in His hands and His hands alone.

Hebrews 4:16 - 'Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.'

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Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the conference.

When will the conference program details be announced ?

January 2023

Can I view the sessions I registered for online ?

The confirmation email you receive at the time you register will include a link to your registration record.

Will a packet be mailed to us before the conference ?

All conference materials will be distributed onsite when you check in at registration. This includes a full conference program and daily schedule-at-a-glance.

Can we get a discount for group registrations ?

At this time, there are no discounted group rates for Prayers for life conference.

How do I pay for the conference?

All cost can be paid for online. You must reserve your place before hand by booking online by clicking here, or if you prefer, you can book on the phone and pay at the door.

What do registration fees cover?

Light refreshment breaks will be provided, and a lunch on the Saturday.

The fees are set to make the experience both memorable and affordable.

If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please contact us.

Great Quotes about Prayer

Some of the greatest understanding about prayer come from those who have battled, perplexed, and presented their daily lives vocally to God.

Dougie Wolf
Dougie WolfMinister Barvas Church of Scotland

Collected and Edited by Dougie Wolf

“Prayer should be the breath of our breathing, the thought of our thinking, the soul of our feeling, and the life of our living, the sound of our hearing, the growth of our growing.” Prayer in its magnitude is length without end, width without bounds, height without top, and depth without bottom. Illimitable in its breadth, exhaustless in height, fathomless in depths and infinite in extension. – HOMER W. HODGE

Booking is essential Free
  • 3 Sessions
  • Full conference
  • Light Lunch on Saturday will be provided
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Barvas Church of Scotland, Lower Barvas, HS20QY

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