Maidstone Bible Week is an interdenominational, evangelical week of Bible teaching, held over four nights (Monday - Thursday) once a year during mid-May. It aims to provide an opportunity for Christians from across Maidstone and the surrounding area to come together to worship, have fellowship together and hear God's word faithfully proclaimed. Through the years we have had a wide variety of speakers, from different backgrounds, experiences and denominations; some well known nationally or even internationally and some from local fellowships. The meetings over the four nights sometimes have the same preacher for all four nights, and sometimes are split, either with a different speaker each night or 2 different speakers taking two nights each.
The meetings are held at a different town centre church venue each year with 3 or 4 churches currently welcoming the Bible week in rotation. The leaders each evening and the worship bands are also from a variety of local fellowships, to try and include as many different traditions as possible.
Beginning with a time of informal worship from about 19.30hrs, the formal evening commencing at 20.00hrs. Following some more formal worship, reading of scripture and prayer, the preaching of the Word is usually finished between 21.15 and 21.30hrs. Tea and coffee are then served, usually with biscuits, while everyone is encouraged to fellowship together and browse the stalls present, selling Fairtrade produce and books from the speaker. There is also the opportunity to purchase recordings of the messages on either CD or flashdrive.
Maidstone Bible Week is organised by a committee of volunteers, consisting of Ministers and laity from several denominations and different church fellowships in the Maidstone area, who have various gifts to offer the committee and are committed to the aims and principles of the Bible Week.
The Bible week has no source of income apart from offerings given on the four nights of meetings each year, and relies solely on the generosity of those attending to be able to maintain this ministry.