Christian Resources Exhibition
Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) will be at the East of England Showground Thursday 24 February – Saturday 26 February 2011.
Welcomed by local clergy and lay leaders CRE is long-established as Europe's leading series of Christian exhibitions, it will be the first time CRE has been staged in Peterborough. Some 150 exhibitors are expected displaying everything from pews to pulpits, computers to communion wine. A book and resource centre will be a focal point.
Thirty seminars will reflect issues of current concern to communities throughout the east of England. Up to 5,000 visitors are expected to attend, representing regional churches of all mainstream denominations.
'We are delighted to bring CRE to the region for the first time in our 25-year history,' said event director Steve Briars. 'Whether you are a youth leader or counsellor, church magazine editor or full-time minister there will be a host of new resources to discover.
'We are also keen to ensure our seminar programme covers key topical and regional issues - so we met with local clergy and lay readers to listen as well as inform.'
Tough topics already scheduled for discussion include 'Disappointed with Jesus: Why do so many young people give up on God?' Leading author Adrian Plass will ask if Jesus was a bad role model. 'Should we try to avoid the hard work, insecurity and disapproval that we are bound to face if we follow his example?' Plass contends.
A full programme of arts and media will include presentations by Saltmine and Riding Lights Theatre Companies.
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