Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11

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What does an EXPLORE course look like?

EXPLORE is held at Ellel Sydney on a beautiful property located in Menangle, south-west of Sydney and also at Ellel Victoria at the Sacred Heart Retreat Centre in Croydon. It is held over a series of weekends. You can find out the full details for each location on the registration page.

Standard Weekend Format (Friday - Saturday)



Each EXPLORE weekend will start with registration from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on Friday evening. You will have time to settle into your room and get a cuppa before the evening session starts at 7.30pm with a time of worship.


Then on Saturday there will be a mix of worship and challenging and inspiring teaching sessions alongside times for personal reflection and group discussion time. There will also be an 'encounter' session where there will be an opportunity to respond personally to the teaching and to receive prayer ministry from our Ministry Team. The last session of the day will finish around 9.00pm.

Optional SUNDAY: (Ellel Sydney only)

For EXPLORE students who would like to stay overnight on Saturday the option is available. A light breakfast on Sunday will be provided but please note that you must vacate the premises by 9.30am.

Reception will not be open on Sunday.

…So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

The wonderful thing about EXPLORE is that God doesn’t just work during the events themselves but continues His work during the time in-between. The EXPLORE notes booklets will also include a journal with activities, questions, worksheets and scriptures all designed to help you continue to grow and receive from the Lord in your own time.

Each of the events in the series will include time for worship, fellowship, biblical teaching, personal reflection, group discussion and an encounter time where prayer ministry will be available.