Retreat to Advance

Over the past couple of months the leadership of our church have been thinking forward to 2016 and believe that it would be great to go away as a church family in October 2016.

‘Retreat to Advance’ carries two main meanings.  It's a retreat: it’s about getting away and having a brilliant weekend at The Hayes Conference Centre at Swanwick  while also taking some time out from hectic schedules and to meet with God, be still in his presence, be inspired by great teaching and be empowered by His Spirit.

‘Retreat to Advance’ will be more than just a retreat, because we’re retreating for a very specific purpose – in order to advance. 

We want to gather together to plot, plan and conspire as to how we can advance God’s kingdom in the world, and be part of a church that’s seeking to infect and transform the culture around us with God’s love, his grace and his power.

The weekend will start with dinner on the evening of Friday 7th October and finish with afternoon tea on Sunday 9th 

The ‘Hayes’ is set in 100 acres of beautiful Derbyshire countryside and provides great accommodation and facilities.


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