The four key threads: Worship. Learn. Challenge. Grow.
The half-day workshops on Saturday cover a wide range of Bible-based topics ranging across Bible Study, Practical Instruction & Fellowship and Outreach & Preaching. The emphasis is on applying Bible principles in practical ways, equipping us to lead fuller, deeper lives.
As the world around us changes and becomes more challenging, so our vision has to expand in order to respond. That often means questioning our assumptions as we try to apply unchanging Biblical principles to deal with new and, sometimes, unsettling situations.
The aim of everything what is done at the Weekend – the praise, the workshops, the private chats, simply just eating together – is to help each-other develop and grow on their journey through life; to be driven by a vision of God’s coming Kingdom and how those values should shape our lives now.
The principles behind the Weekend
Running through the whole weekend are some important objectives that we as lovers of God try to achieve. We believe that the Weekend should be a safe place where we can ask stupid questions, where doubts can be voiced and experiences shared without judgement or criticism. The event should be inclusive, embracing all ages, all backgrounds, all views, all characters. The event should be practical, equipping us to live more spiritual lives as individuals, but also better able to contribute to our local church and to the Christadelphian community at large. The event should be bottom-up, driven and shaped by what attendees want to discuss and do. Above all, we believe that the weekend should be Christ-centred as we try to come closer to our Father and his Son.
17-19 March 2017
On Saturday: 16 workshops covering Bible study and practical living.
Sunday Study: “The Truth Dimension”.
Full board accommodation £129 standard room (limited availability), £157 en-suite room. Special rate: £30 for 25 year-olds & under. Half-price subsidised rates are also available.
The prospectus is available at www.hoddesdon.org.
Below is a taster of the 2017 workshops, but click here for detailed descriptions.
|1.||Ministry of reconciliation||Wendy Johnson|
|2.||Called to be||Joe Warwick|
|3.||Get out there||Dan Parsons & Judith Norcross|
|4.||The Christian response to Homosexuality||Anne & Pete Jeavons|
|5.||Samaritans, Palestinians, Coincidence?||Eric Lowe|
|6.||Decision making from a Biblical perspective||Stuart Walker|
|7.||The power of the positive||Jon Downes|
|8.||Styles, strategies, and strengths||Hazel McHaffie|
|9.||Eat, pray, love||Arne Roberts|
|10.||You’ve lost me||Mike & Suzette Thompson|
|11.||Great message, shame about the messenger||Phil & Karen Cox|
|12.||Living with God in a godless world||Andy Avery|
|13||Flower power||Gretchen White|
|14||The Lord is my Shepherd||Philip & Kate Lawrence|
|15||Diversity, disability and difference||Ruth Andrews|
- May we have doubts
- Science, scepticism, doubts and beliefs
- Back from gone #4 Your inner feelings and actions
- Have faith in your faith…doubt your doubts
- Know by trying
- New year, Reflective self
- Doubt (by Truly Garesia)
- Doubt (by Peace Grooves)
- Moonlight Blues
- Untitled 3
- Sinking Fast
- Not Good Enough
- A Season of Activity
- The Power of Doubt in Faith
- Benefit of the Doubt
- Breaking the Chains
- Fit Faith: Competition: I Don’t Want to Win!
- January 12
- More of a Wanderer Than I’ve Ever Been
- Confession: Somewhere, someone
- Blessings [What Does it Really Mean?]
- Get Up Grasshopper!