The third and final of the EXPLORE A 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:
Knowing Me - Exploring Restoration of the Human Spirit
This course follows on from Inside Out and takes us deeper into understanding the functions of the human spirit. The starting point of this course is the understanding that the human spirit is our life source and the core of our identity, so if I want to truly know myself, as God knows me, then my human spirit is the key to this understanding.
Our human spirit is formed in us by God. However, life in a less than perfect world has starved our spirit of the nourishment it was created to receive and often this causes disorder between spirit and soul. Exploring the scriptures together we will discover how the functions of the human spirit can be distorted and limited by the circumstances of our past, and how the outworking of these inner conflicts can affect our life today.
Jesus is the human spirit Healer so understanding how to open ourselves to His healing touch is an essential element of God’s restorative plan for each of us. He has the healing power for our restoration but we need to grasp the truth of, and enter into, our part in that process.
Connected - Exploring God’s Design for Relationship
Life consists of relationships! When God made us in His image, He made us relational human beings, created to live in dynamic relationship with both Himself as well as one another. Whilst relationships are intended for mutual blessings, we all know that they also have the potential to bring pain and hurt. Sometimes relationships can get so mixed up that we even lose sight of God’s original purpose for them. How can we find the way back?
Jesus modelled perfect relationship to us - both in terms of His relationship with the Father as well as with fellow human beings. But even more so, He provides us with healing for the pain resulting from wrong relationships as well as freedom from entanglement that wrong relationships can bring. The Lord wants to teach us how to find joy and freedom in healthy relationships and how to approach the restoration of shattered ones. This course will help you in finding God’s way forward for your relationships and in receiving healing from wounds inflicted through relationships in the past.
Sheltered - Exploring the Antidote to Fear and Anxiety
For many of us fear and anxiety are regular companions along our life journey. For some there is a specific fear or anxiety that grips our heart, often linked into a specific trauma or memory. For others anxiety lies at a deeper place of our being, having become entwined into our hearts at an early stage. We often have a misconception of how God views us in our struggles and instead of finding the Lord in our place of need, we find our own ways of coping and controlling our lives to avoid the discomfort and weakness of fear.
This course will share how the Lord longs to show us the freedom that is in Him when we can learn to fully trust Him and bring the worries of our heart to Him. Perhaps we have lacked security and safety in our lives and our Father God longs to show us the truth of who He is – our strong shelter, our safe tower, the anchor for our hearts.
Healing Workshop - Exploring Ministry Practice.
A practical workshop where those who attend to have an opportunity to both give and receive ministry from fellow guests on EXPLORE alongside our Ministry Team. For those not registered on EXPLORE, there will be ministry times available.
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.