EXPLORE B4 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Exploring how to Deal with Difficult Emotions
From the ups to the downs, emotions are an essential part of being human. Without them our relationships are empty and mechanical. Robots can be amazingly useful, but you can’t have a real relationship with an un-feeling machine or an object with no spirit or soul.
Yet many of us struggle with our emotions, often trying to deny and even crush them because they seem to be the cause of our problems. The reality is that some emotions seem very hard to handle; emotions that feel overwhelming, emotions that seem unacceptable and even emotions that feel destructive. We probably all need God’s help to understand which of our emotions are truly good, what are bad emotions and how they can turn ugly.
This course will consider some of our difficult emotions, e.g. anger and grief, and how God has purposed for us to find release and His comfort, so we can move safely through the turmoil and find a new place of rest.
EXPLORE B5 - Godly Sexuality
Exploring God's Design for Sexuality and its Expression
Like many Christians, you might be searching for answers to the forceful challenges of secular opinion towards sexuality. What is the Christian framework that the church as the Body ought to be reinforcing, as well as applying to our own lives and our children?
Human sexuality and its expression is a central part of God’s design for His creation – something intended to bring joy, blessing and life. However, in a world of shifting ‘norms’, there is much confusion about this vital subject and this course aims to bring clarity from the perspective of the traditional Christian understanding of the Bible.
This course will explore the foundation for human sexuality as God intended it to be. It will look at the importance and significance of the biblical covenant of marriage, the power of boundaries and will explain how sexual expression outside of this is sinful and has consequences not just on our lives, but all those connected to us.
The good news is that damaged sexuality may be restored to God’s good order and so the course will also share how, through Jesus Christ, we can find bondage breaking forgiveness and cleansing for sexual sin and learn how to walk in purity.
EXPLORE B6 - Picking up the Pieces
Exploring Healing for Past Accidents and Traumas
Doctors recognise that those who experience a sudden accident or trauma are not just damaged in their physical bodies but frequently experience a deeper heartfelt problem that can affect them long after the event.
This can be post stress mental issues, or it can even be an injury and symptom that persists despite the doctors best efforts. When there is nothing else the medical profession can do, many are left wondering if there is an answer to their ongoing struggles with the consequences of what they experienced. The answer is yes, there are ways to pray into these moments of trauma, to go back to the source of the pain and bring release.
These moments may be physical accidents or receiving news of the unexpected loss of a loved one, financial tragedy, horrific abuse, or some devastating shock that rips into your core and shatters trust. The response and outworking of this shock inside our soul and spirit can cause untold inner person damage.
This course will explore what it really means to be broken in soul and spirit by accidents and traumas, and how the promise of Jesus to ‘bind up broken hearts’ can bring wonderful restoration and healing to the whole of our being. As a ministry, we have seen many people healed physically as well as finding freedom from the inner consequences of things like fear and anxiety which have resulted from accidents and traumas.
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. If booking online, please indicate your preference for Premium (2-3 person sharing, en-suite, restored in a lovingly, antique fashion) or Standard (3-person sharing, en-suite, modern renovation).