ACB Weekend Away
25 May @ 18:00 - 27 May @ 14:00
The theme of this year’s Weekend Away is
Life with God
We all want to live our whole lives as disciples of Jesus – at home, at work, in our leisure time, but if we are honest that is sometimes easier said than done. How do we stop it just being ‘church talk’ and translate it into our everyday life? I want to suggest that we begin with prayer.
During the weekend we will be looking at the prayer that Jesus taught us and trying to approach it in fresh ways with fresh eyes. For most of us, this prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, feels too familiar, so we skate through it not stopping to think too much about what we are praying, and even less about what it means for us in the places we spend most of our time. In doing so, we may miss the most radical way of thinking about our lives that we have ever come across.
So come ready to think and reflect, be provoked and be encouraged.
Ready to pray, ready to listen, ready to live.
There will be separate programmes for children and youth.
Come for the whole weekend or just for the day.
Our speaker will be Neil Hudson, Director of Church Relationships at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He has worked with churches over the past 12 years learning what it takes for churches to become communities where whole life disciples develop and flourish. His book, ‘Imagine Church: releasing whole-life disciples’, (IVP 2012), reflects on this process.
Neil is also an Elim church minister in Salford. He’s been part of that church community for the last 30 years. During that time he also worked at Regents Theological College for 12 years, initially as a lecturer and then as Vice-Principal. He’s married to Maggie who originates from Belfast, has two adult children and two cats. He’d like the cats to leave home. The cats are pleased when Neil’s away.
COST: Full weekend – SFR 150.- for adults. 90.- for ages 12-16, 65.- for 7 -10 yrs, 45.- for 2 – 6 yrs.
Saturday only: SFR 45.- for adults, 25.- for ages 12-16, 20.- for 7-10 yrs, and 15.- for 2-6 yrs.
Under 2 years are free. Please ask the church office for the price for a different combination of days.