The first of the EXPLORE series running in Scotland. You don't have to register on the whole series to enjoy the teaching on this event. The courses covered on these dates are:
Explore A1: The Big Picture - Exploring God’s Foundations for Life
All of us are born with questions about life and eternity etched deep in our hearts. We have a God-given need to find out why we are here on earth and what life is meant to be all about. In today’s fast-changing world, full of confusing voices, this need for solid truth to build our lives on is even more necessary than ever.
This course answers life’s foundational questions from a solid biblical perspective - perhaps in a way that you have never heard God’s story explained before. We will look at the sweep of history from the early days in Genesis until the Lord’s return in Revelation. You will understand better where we come from, how humankind got to be in this mess and perhaps most importantly, you will understand more of God’s amazing rescue plan for humankind. Not only has God saved you, He also wants to heal you and set you on the right course to fulfil His destiny purpose for our lives! The Big Picture will help you lay hold of God’s plan for your life and we trust it will be a catalyst for you to start being released with ‘strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow!’
Explore A2: Knowing God - Exploring the Character and Nature of God
For many of us there can be a disconnect between knowing about God and truly knowing God in our hearts. We read the scriptures and see that God wants us to know Him, but we are not sure how to enter into that deeper place of knowing and relationship.
This course is all about helping us come to know more of God and connect to Him in a deeper way. It is designed to provide an opportunity to look deeper at His character and nature and explore how we can have an intimate relationship with Him – how we can experience Him and know more of Him in our lives. It will also seek to deal with the blockages we have in knowing God the way He really is and to understand the reasons why some of those blockages exist. There will also be an opportunity to receive more of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Explore A3: God’s Master Key - Exploring the Power of Forgiveness
When Jesus spoke from the Cross, “Father forgive them”, He released to humankind an immensely powerful key for restoration from the bondage of pain from the past. For true freedom, we need not only to receive God’s forgiveness for our own sinful actions, but we also need to extend forgiveness to all those who have hurt us, however difficult this may be.
Forgiveness is a Kingdom principle which is pivotal to the healing ministry of Jesus, so in this course we will explore the damage caused when there is unforgiveness and judgement of others, we will investigate the many challenges of applying this key, and there will be opportunity to receive God’s healing for areas of unresolved inner wounding. Without doubt, countless lives have been totally transformed by God as people have lived out the consequences of applying the key of forgiveness.
The event starts with a 6 pm dinner and ends after breakfast on the final day. If taking public transportation, we do a pick up on the first day of the event at 4.15 pm and drop off on the last day at 9.45 am from Huntly, the nearest town.
We are very much looking forward to opening the doors of our centres again following the lifting of certain restrictions in the UK. Ellel Ministries falls within a number of sectors including hospitality, retail and a registered place of worship. All of these sectors are now able to function within government guidelines. We are therefore working very hard to ensure the safety of all of our guests, team and volunteers and there are some key changes that are important to note.
We will have enhanced cleaning and safety procedures in place and will keep guest rooms and public areas such as corridors and receptions at the highest standard of cleanliness throughout your stay. We’ve introduced new measures to ensure social distancing guidance is easy to follow and we’ve made many of our services contact free.
Accommodation will be limited to one person per bedroom other than for those attending an event from the same household (e.g. a married couple). The pricing structure for our events has therefore been simplified to reflect this.
Worship times will not involve group singing and there will not be any one-to-one personal ministry opportunities. Instead, the teacher(s) will lead prayer and ministry times from the front of the meeting, inviting the Holy Spirit to work deeply in the lives of those who attend.
We will post more details of how we are ensuring the safety of everyone at our centres later this month and information will also be sent prior to any event booked.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.