Local Church Services
Ballywillan Presbyterian 0930 & 1130 Bishop Ken Clarke Burnside Presbyterian 1100 Geoff, Open Doors Coleraine Baptist 1100 Vaughan Roberts Coleraine Methodist 1130 Stephen Cave New Row Presbyterian 1100 Ruth Cooke Portstewart Baptist 0930 SU Team Portstewart Presbyterian 1030 Paul Bowman Portrush Presbyterian 1030 Paul Coulter St Andrew’s Church of Ireland 1100 John McIlvenna St Patrick’s […]
with Vaughan Roberts and Rachel Gardner
Abortion: what’s right and whose rights?
In this seminar Dr Peter Saunders, the Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, will be interviewed about the ongoing debate surrounding abortion in Northern Ireland. Over the course of 2013 and 2014, there have been calls for the legislation in Northern Ireland on abortion to be changed particularly in the area of fatal foetal […]
Jesus’ kingdom challenge
Jesus came to earth to save those who are lost. Yet He focused his teaching and activity on something even bigger than that. (Bigger than saving us) He announced, lived, brought, and promised to further-bring something that overarches, undergirds, and thoroughly encompasses. Something cosmic and eternal, yet personal. Something glorious and regal, yet humble. His […]
The grey tsunami
Given the dramatic increase in the over 60s demographics, as the “baby boomers” come up to retirement age, this seminar will look at how society views the aging process, and at recent research into the factors which contribute to wellbeing at this later stage of life. We will look at how to make good transitions […]
Care for the Family let’s stick together
In the excitement and utter exhaustion of becoming new mums and dads, the first thing that can get overlooked is the couple relationship. ‘Let’s Stick Together’ is a one hour session on relationships for new mums and dads. It teaches three simple but powerful principles based on sound research into what makes a happy, healthy […]
Grown and flown – get ready!
A look at the Empty Nest stage of parenthood, when growing “children” leave home for the first time. Caroline Bradley of Care for the Family and James & Willi Barton will lead the discussion and share their different experiences. What are the major changes that occur and how can we best prepare for them? What […]
James and Willi Barton
Insight into bullying
‘Insight into Bullying’ addresses bullying in both childhood and adulthood and considers why someone is bullied in different contexts. It touches on child, teen, workplace, relationship and spiritual bullying.
Dealing with: stress and anxiety
This seminar will seek to provide information regarding the nature and causes of stress and anxiety with a particular emphasis on how these might be experienced by Christian believers. Various approaches to dealing with stress and anxiety will be presented including those arising from biblical understanding and application. Attendees will be encouraged to develop a […]
Living stories: the gospel of transformed lives: 1. Their stories
A series of stories from those whose lives have been transformed through God’s work of mission. A chance to celebrate the God of transformation and to be inspired by stories from other places – and from here at home.
A passion for the next generation
This seminar will look at how we use the Bible with children and help them meet God through it. We will explore some key questions such as: How can we help unlock the power of the Bible in children?
Leadership refreshment 1. The heart of spiritual leadership
The purpose of the church is to make disciples and the point of leadership is not to do all the ministry but to equip every disciple for ministry. In these seminars we will look at what it means to be leaders who make disciples who make disciples. And, in the process, how to be leaders […]
Sustaining passion: practices that sustain an undivided heart 1
The ‘Undivided Heart’ seminars will explore various Psalms, including Psalm 86, in an attempt to understand the theology and practice of the Christian devotional life. Seminar 1 will seek to extract the deep goodness found in these beautiful scriptures to gain an understanding of the heart of God towards his followers and the depth of […]
From Horror to Hope – Learning from Rwanda
2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of two significant events, one traumatic and one hopeful. The Genocide in Rwanda saw the slaughter of an estimated 800,000 people in 100 days. In Northern Ireland, ceasefires were declared by the main paramilitary groups, paving the way for peace. This special evening event looks back over the past 20 years in Rwanda and offers a […]
Too many people try to build Christ’s Church – but that is His job. If we seek to build His Kingdom first, our churches will grow, but if we seek to build our churches and our own reputations, we will end up in trouble. What do Kingdom People look like?
Obedient unto death?: euthanasia and assisted suicide
In this seminar Dr Peter Saunders, the Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship will be interviewed about the ongoing debate surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia. In recent years, there have been attempts to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland and in England and Wales. In this session, hosted by the Christian social policy charity CARE […]
Breaking free from porn
Research shows that accessing porn is not only an unhealthy habit, it is and can become an addictive behaviour. For those struggling with this, they can feel shame and guilt. This subject is not talked about much, especially in the faith community. We believe that people can break free from this behaviour, especially when given […]
Chris and Susan Cordner
Where is the church on Tuesday?
What would it look like if every believer who sat in church on Sunday was released to live out their God-given vocation in their workplace, community and home? This seminar explores a theology of work – but more than that, it aims to show how everyone: student, worker, unwaged, homemaker, grandparent, has a unique ‘frontline […]
Insight into self-harm
‘Insight into Self-Harm’ looks at the various types of self-harm and the deeper issues behind self-destructive patterns. It highlights tips for helping yourself as a sufferer as well as how best to support as a parent, carer or therapist.
Depression: When Life gets you down
Depression is a common, disabling condition – which affects Christians too! In this seminar we will gain an understanding of what depression is and what causes it. We will look at some of the particular dilemmas that Christians who struggle with depression face. We will also see that there is hope in the midst of […]
Evangelism: passion, not fear
The seminar will hopefully encourage Christians to become passionate about evangelism and deals with our natural tendency to do evangelism in our own strength, and end up giving up altogether! God has shown us through the ministry of Christ that we can only do it through his power and in his way. He opens up […]
Two-way mission: when global shapes local
‘Mission’ tends to be perceived in terms of ‘local’ or ‘global’ – with most churches focusing on one or other, or maintaining a separate emphasis on each. But global mission always has a local expression, wherever it takes place. The Body of Christ is International and each part of this global body has something to offer the others. […]
Leader refreshment 2. Disciple-making leaders
[Continued from Monday]
Sustaining Passion: practices that sustain an undivided heart 2
[Continued from Monday] Practical guidance towards a rhythm of life that sustains devotion in the midst of the realities of our 21st century lifestyles. Both seminars will provide space for reflection and practice.
New Irish Arts presents Greater Love (stories, music and images of World War 1)
Through stories of individuals who made personal sacrifices during the War, this event brings the events of 1914-1918 to life for a 21st century audience, infused with the hope of the Gospel. Featuring period music by members of the New Irish Choir and Orchestra Tickets £10 on sale at Information Desks
University…passion in all the right places?
University is a time filled with possibilities. You can sleep walk through it or wake up to its opportunities. You can lose your values or discover your soul. Independence can seem like a burden or a release valve. Your studies might direct your paths or leave you feeling lost. You might struggle to connect with […]
Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting
The prayer meetings are open to everyone. Come when you can, leave when you need to. Mornings at 0930 and evenings at 1845 in the Prayer Tent, next to the main Pavilion.
Wednesday Creche (Pre-School)
The youth programme is offered for the benefit of children whose parents are on campus attending a Bible Reading, Seminar or Evening Celebration. New Horizon has always seen working with young people as a vital and rewarding part of the week. Different programmes are geared to appropriate ages and cover from Crèche through to 18 years of age. New Horizon adheres to a Child Protection Policy and is registered with […]
Wednesday Livewire (Year 11+)
Each morning through the week the Livewire team creates a fun and trendy space in which young people can explore faith issues which matter to them. Characterised by depth of teaching, engaging worship, games, activities and discussion, this is a must be at venue for all young people in year 11 and above. Livewire is […]
Wednesday Scripture Union (P1 – Year 10)
Scripture Union has worked in co-operation with New Horizon for several years to provide an exciting, fun-filled varied programme of teaching and activities for those in P1 to Year 10. Activities run in the mornings only from Monday to Friday and the groups are: P1-P4; P5-P7 and Y8-Y10. The SU Programme is for use only […]
Wednesday Bible Reading
Kingdom and money
How does our Christian faith and commitment to extending the Kingdom impact not only our finances but the way we view our wealth and resources.
The gospel: good news for gay people
In a culture which is increasingly affirming of same-sex relationships, the real challenge for the church is how do we communicate the gospel of grace to those who identify as gay? Do we believe that the gospel is good news for gay people too, and good news for Christians who perhaps don’t identify as gay […]
Exploring love languages
Based on the popular book ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Gary Chapman, we will explore the five love languages. We will investigate the idea of expressing love in the language in which it can be received. We will provide tools to help identify love languages and tips on how to apply them in practice.
Jackie and Heather Davison
Misconceptions? Christian choices in family planning
Since the middle of the twentieth century rapid advances in contraception and fertility treatment (including IVF) have made it increasingly challenging for Christians to know how to honour God in the area of family planning. Some churches take an absolutist line against all forms of artificial birth control, while others leave decisions entirely to the […]
Dealing with: eating disorders – CANCELLED
This seminar will seek to provide information regarding the nature, causes and treatment of eating disorders in line with current scientific theory and practice. The impact of eating disorders on family members will be addressed and strategies for how best to support a loved one suffering from the illness will be suggested. There will be […]
The what, how and why of drugs
In this seminar we will look at what drugs are, how they work and why people take them. We will also explore what God’s Word has to say about this issue. And we will discuss risk and protective factors and what we should tell our kids about drugs.
Living stories: The gospel of transformed lives: 2. Our stories
Many of us struggle to tell our story, preferring instead to share second-hand accounts of grace and transformation. This seminar seeks to celebrate ordinary stories – our own stories – and to encourage each of us to play our part in God’s living narrative of change.
Global crises: mission in the midst
When the whole world shakes, what must a child think? Natural disasters devastate communities and hit the headlines, leading to a surge of much-needed aid, money and prayer, but what really happens in the aftermath? How do individuals recover and how are communities rebuilt after the media loses interest? This seminar considers what mission looks […]
Leadership refreshment 3. Enjoying God as a leader
[Continued from Tuesday].
Expository preaching 1. Getting it right
These seminars aim to introduces the basic principles of expository preaching both for beginners and as a refresher for the more experienced preachers. It is driven by the assumption that when God’s word is faithfully preacher, his voice is truly heard.
What does it mean to be Good News People in local communities in Northern Ireland?
One king, one kingdom!
Jesus prayed for it, the apostles worked for it, the creeds proclaimed it and the book of Revelation envisages it as the culmination of history, yet the unity of the Church seems as elusive as the proverbial pot of gold at the rainbow’s end. This seminar will consider the biblical emphasis on unity, the four […]
Wise words: applying scripture to everyday life
Ever been stuck for words when a friend has shared a problem? Left searching for that knock-out verse which will dissolve all your difficulties? Or left wondering if the Bible really addresses all the complexities of 21st century life? This seminar will take a look at how the Bible connects to life with a particular […]
Building a passion for God in families
An enduring passion for God’s Kingdom must be modelled and taught, first and foremost, to our children and grandchildren. They should be growing up with a passion for God, not just knowledge about God. But it is not easy to find the all time, energy, patience, organisation and enthusiasm that seems to be needed 24/7 […]
Enduring passion: is there life after university?
For many who spiritually survive the college and university years, the transition to working (or non-working) life can be unexpected and much greater than the transition from school to college. This seminar aims to look at the practical and spiritual challenges of the early post-college years and how the habits learned in student life can […]
Does my work matter?
This seminar looks at why God wants to make our work His work and how this truth can transform our world of work. It will explore some of the issues related to living faithfully in the workplace – what does it mean to be a kingdom carrier in the workplace? At the heart is the […]
It’s not fair! – perspectives on 21st century justice
It’s not fair that 4 billion people are not protected by their justice system. It’s not fair that one in three widows in Africa have their land stolen. It’s not fair that nearly 30 million people today are enslaved. It’s not fair that Christians are the most persecuted religious minority in the world. It’s not […]
Mission in the margins
The seminar will focus on ‘the marginalised’ and highlight God’s heart for those on the outside, the least among us. We think of the poor and those with disabilities in countries far away and at home. Exploring how God’s message of love gains special significance when it is effectively communicated to people who have faced […]
Leading sung worship
What does it mean to lead worship? Is it the same as directing music? What should be the goals of those entrusted with this task? How do we prepare to lead sung worship? What steps can we take to encourage people to engage fully in congregational worship? How can we lead helpfully without becoming a […]
Expository preaching 2. Getting it across
[Continued from Wednesday]
Q&A with Malcolm and Vaughan
An opportunity to meet Malcolm and Vaughan to ask questions about their talks and more generally about their lives, passions and concerns for the wider Church.
Creating a porn-free culture
In today’s society everything is instant, including our access to information. The online world has opened up such potential and opportunity for us to connect, shop, play and research. When not managed, however, this freedom can bring us to images, videos and information that are damaging and destructive. One of the most shocking realities of […]
Boundaries in marriage
No one plans to ruin their marriage but how many of us have plans to enable them to thrive? Andrew and Dana have busy jobs, a young family and lead a church together. During this seminar they will be sharing some of the things they have learned to ensure the health of their marriage remains […]
Andy and Dana Masters
Embracing single life
This seminar will look at living a life God intended us to live whether single, single-divorced or single-widowed. God’s design is for us to embrace the fullness of life as the Body of Christ – inclusive of married and singles. Nowhere does the Bible ever portray being single as something less than normal or less […]
YOU can stop human trafficking
Did you know that you could stop human trafficking with a tweet, at work, over a coffee, or as you shop? We have heard about human trafficking and we know that it happens locally and globally. What now? Do we wait for law-makers and enforcers to put an end to modern-day slavery once and for […]
Reaching the unreached
This seminar will look at the 10/40 window and how God is reaching the unreached and those with the least opportunity of hearing the Gospel message. We will see how God is calling Muslims to Himself from lands that have for centuries been held in darkness and how you too can get involved in practical […]
Teaching the kingdom through sung praise
So much of our theology is learned through the songs that we sing, and so we will be thinking about the importance that this role plays in the life of a worshipping community. We will also explore the importance of having the right people leading this.
A creative approach to missionary care
This seminar will look at the needs of returning cross-cultural workers whether for home assignment or longer term. We will use group discussion, exercises, and case studies to pool together our knowledge in order to answer some of the questions that arise. This a broad subject and our aim is to raise awareness of needs, […]