20 years of New Horizon

NEW Horizon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

And this year there’s an even better programme of events lined up for the Christian event which will be held at Coleraine University campus from Saturday, July 19 to Friday, July 25.

The New Horizon Board has sought to bring together an event and programme for this year which will help all to discover how we can practically and positively be ‘salt’ and ‘light’ in this changing world.

If we believe that the Christian worldview is the only one that makes sense of the world that we live in, then we need to seriously engage with God and the truth of His Word so as to face this world with hope, love and ‘wise’ faith.

This is the aim and purpose of New Horizon 2008 and the prayer of the organisers is that all who come will meet with God and be better able to love and live out their Christian faith.

So what is in store for 2008?

In this twentieth year the theme is ‘Not Of The World But In It’, which will be reflected in all the areas of main stage addresses, seminars, the youth programme and mission.

Four outstanding speakers have been lined up:

Michael Green is one of the world's leading evangelists and teachers whose past experience includes being Advisor to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on Evangelism. He is the author of over 50 books, including Don’t All Religions Lead to God? : Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze (2002).

Michael Ramsden, European Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust since its foundation in 1997. Michael is a passionate evangelist dedicated to equipping and inspiring Christians to challenge their generation with the credibility of the Gospel.

Mark Greene is known already to many in Northern Ireland perhaps through his earlier visit to New Horizon in 2000 or through conferences. He is the Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity which specialises in Biblical perspectives on contemporary culture. He is author of Imagine: How will the UK be won?, a strategic new document published in partnership with the Evangelical Alliance.

John Lennox is interested in the interface of Science, Philosophy and Theology and in 1998 gave the Whitefield Institute annual public lecture on the topic "Is the watchmaker really blind?" He recently debated Richard Dawkins on “The God Delusion” in Birmingham, Alabama.

Leading the praise will be Irish composers and artists Keith and Kristyn Getty whose songs cross musical genres and bridge generations,

For more information contact the New Horizon Office, 12 Killyvally Road, Garvagh. Tel: 028 2955 7157; or the website at www.newhorizon.org.uk.