Perth Men’s Convention 2019
Saturday 10th August
8:30am – 3:00pm
No one can escape the impact that pressure can have on how we live our lives.
It entices us back to living more self-centered lives. If we give in to that pressure, what always follows is disunity or division in churches, a loss of focus on who we are as Christ’s disciples and how we ought to live.
In Philippians 1–3, the Apostle Paul addresses this pressure by directing us back to a gospel focus and to stand firm in it.
As Stuart Coulton teaches us from Philippians, God’s word will help us with grace under pressure: to set our priorities in life, follow the example of Jesus, and wonder anew at the grace which frees us to stand firm and serve Christ, the church and our world.
Stuart Coulton is the Principal of SMBC, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, in NSW.
Stuart studied Arts/Law at the University of NSW (1975-1979), being admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in NSW in 1980. He practised law in both private and government spheres (1980-1983) before undertaking theological studies (1984-1986). He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 1987 and pastored the Burwood Presbyterian Church (1987-1991) and Blacktown East Presbyterian Church (1991-2002). Stuart commenced as a visiting lecturer at SMBC in 1987, before joining the faculty of SMBC on a full time basis in July 2002, becoming Principal in 2012.
Stuart and his wife Pauline have been married for over 40 years. They have 3 married children and 4 grandsons.
This year is the 19th Perth Men’s Convention, and we are delighted to have Stuart Coulton among us.
Stuart will be speaking to us from the book of Philippians.