About the Conference

Not a Sparrow Falls: Living in Light of God's Providential Care

If there ever was a time when we need a robust doctrine of God’s providence, it is now. Dr Matt Bingham will bring us a Biblical and practical approach to the subject that will equip us with confidence in God for uncertain times.

Our Speaker

Dr. Matthew Bingham teaches systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill College. Originally from the United States, he received his MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary and then a Phd in history from Queen’s University Belfast. He is an author and contributes to various theological journals.


Before going to Oak Hill, Matt served as a pastor in the US and Northern Ireland. He aims to equip students for ministry by encouraging careful, historically informed theological reflection.


Matt is married to Shelley and they have four children.


9.00 am         Registration and Coffee

9.30 am         Not a Sparrow Falls: Life’s Little Details and the Sovereignty of God

10.45 am       Coffee

11.15 am       News from the Region

12.00 am       But God Meant It for Good: Evil, Suffering, and the Sovereignty of God    

1.00 pm         Lunch

2.15 pm         The Lord Establishes Your Steps: Decision Making and the Sovereignty of God

3.15 pm         Short Break

3.30 pm         Q & A  session

​4.30 pm         Close

Food and Fellowship

For many, the highlight of the Conference is the opportunity for fellowship with others who share the burden of leadership in a small church. As usual the ample coffee and meal breaks provide an excellent opportunity for that and to browse the well-stocked bookstall.

Please book your place at the conference before 27th February to guarantee lunch.


The Conference will be held at Central Offices, the home of Dewsbury Evangelical Church. The church is near to the M1 and M62 and thereby easily accessible. Most places in the North of England are less than two hours by car and many less than one hour.

Dewsbury Evangelical Church
Central Offices
Central Street
WF13 2NN


Please note that specific arrangements and numbers may have to be determined depending on the Covid guidance at the time of the Conference