The Christian WAR

Standing in Christ against the world, the flesh, and the devil

11-13 June 2024 – IPC Ealing

The 2024 IPC Catalyst Conference will look at spiritual warfare in the Bible, theology, and lived Christian experience. We will begin each day encountering the living God in Scripture in our morning expositions. These will expound the foundational work of Christ in his conquest over evil in his atoning death, taking time to explore the classic understanding of Christus Victor. The rest of each day will then explore the believer’s fight against a hostile world, our struggle with fallen human nature, and our resisting of a supernatural adversary.

Each day will consist of the following sessions:

The Work of Christ

Sinclair Ferguson (Morning Expositions)

The World

David Filson

The Flesh

Matthew Mason

The Devil

R. Kent Hughes

Bookings open Monday 4 March 2024

Tuesday, 11 June 

Thursday, 13 June 2024


£40 per day or £90 for all three days

£45 for students, all 3 days,

(Lunch and accommodation are not included)

IPC Ealing, 53 Drayton Green, West Ealing, London

Early birds:

The first 200 bookings for all 3 days will each receive some carefully selected outstanding free books!

About the Speakers

Sinclair Ferguson was minister of two churches in Scotland, on the Island of Unst the most northerly of the Shetland Isles, and in St George’s-Tron, in the centre of Glasgow, as well as serving in the USA at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. He and Dorothy have four children and twelve grandchildren. Sinclair continues to have teaching commitments in the USA as Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and as a Teaching Fellow of Ligonier Ministries. As a member of Trinity Church, Aberdeen, he serves in an honorary capacity as the Preaching Associate.

David Filson is Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at WTS in Philadelphia and Pastor of Theology and Discipleship for Church and Academy at Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, TN, where he has served for the past decade. He has been in vocational pastoral ministry for over thirty years. David has a background in youth ministry and church planting. His doctoral work explored the history of apologetics, focusing on Post-Princetonian, twentieth-century developments and debates over epistemology with special attention to the works of J. Oliver Buswell and Cornelius Van Til.

Matthew Mason has served as a pastor of churches in the UK and USA. He is the Assistant Director of the Pastors’ Academy, teaches ethics at London Seminary, is Director of Crosslands Cultivate, and is an associate fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology.  He has published journal articles and book chapters on sexuality, gender, transgender, catechesis, and the Lord’s Supper. He is co-editor of a new IVP series of popular-level theological commentaries on the Bible, called Hearing God’s Voice, and is currently working on the volume on Ruth. His longer-term writing project involves work in the area of theological anthropology. More generally, he is interested in the intersection of doctrine and ethics as aspects of the ministry of the Word of God.

R Kent Hughes is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and former professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Spokane, Washington, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Special Catalyst Event

Sin and Temptation in the Christian Life

Wednesday 12th June 2024, 6-11pm

Hog Roast & Summer BBQ hosted by Westminster Theological Seminary

Ealing IPC

There are 120 free places for an evening of good food and reflection on the battle against sin in the Christian life. The aim of the evening is to take time to apply some of the teaching of the conference in more detail and depth, with time for questions for our speakers and interaction with each other. This year the BBQ will be hosted on site at Ealing IPC

The event is first come first served, but priority will be given to those currently in or considering further theological education (male or female) and to those in church ministry responsible for the training of others. It is only open to those attending Catalyst.

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