3 - 4 Dec 2021
Two Day Event
Friday evening - Saturday evening (Sunday Optional)
If there is one thing that would really change our sense of well-being it is to know that we are unconditionally loved and accepted. The scriptures tell us that God loves all He has created and that when we accept Jesus as our Saviour we are fully part of God’s family again. Yet we can find it so hard to personally accept this truth and live in the abundant life promised to us.
Even as Christians we sometimes feel as if we are lost sheep who desperately desire and need to be found and embraced by the Good Shepherd but then sense of inadequacy, guilt and shame can hold us back.
This course will explore how rejection first came into the world and how you can develop distorted beliefs about your own acceptability to God, to others and even to yourself. If you can assuredly know the truth of who God is and who you really are then, undoubtedly, your life will be transformed.
This course is part of our exciting Explore programme. You can join any Explore course individually, but to receive the full experience we recommend you register for the entire series of this life-transforming programme.
EXPLORE IS FOR ANYONE WHO…
…desires a deeper, closer and more meaningful relationship with God
…knows there are issues in their life which are holding them back
…wants to understand God’s plan for their own life so they can walk in it
…wants to grow in their understanding of healing so that they can help others
I have realised that I have carried a belief deep inside my heart that I am rubbish. That is a lie. I am precious to God; I have a right to exist and he thinks I am WONDERFUL!
When you arrive for the course you will receive a printed booklet. This provides the teaching notes that will be covered during the event but also gives further questions for those who want to study the topic further after the event.
During the course there are six teaching sessions which cover the following topics:
When Jesus spoke, it touched all generations, all personalities and all cultures. It is the same today! The teaching on our courses is primarily grounded in biblical truth and also includes lessons learned from ministering to people over many years.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12, ESV
The teachers on our events have all experienced God’s healing in their lives and are walking their own journey of daily transformation with the Lord. It is out of that journey that they are passionate to share the same life-changing truths with you! With a breadth of different backgrounds and teaching styles, our teachers bring deep ministry experience coupled with strong biblical foundations to deliver a clear journey of learning. They will encourage you to find Christ’s healing, freedom and passion and share with those whom God calls you to minister.
To find out more about our beliefs please check out our About Us page.
When you arrive at the centre you will be welcomed at reception where you can check-in. You will be given the teaching notes for the course you are attending (notes may not be included for some shorter courses) along with any other materials that are relevant to the event. If you are staying residentially you will also be given your room key and be shown to your accommodation.
All of our events include times of worship followed by biblically-based teaching sessions that normally last for up to an hour each. Plenty of coffee, tea and biscuits are available during the breaks and delicious home-cooked food* is served during the meal times.
Time is also made available on each course for those who want to respond to the teaching and receive prayer from our ministry team. This is done in the group setting.
Our team are always around to help with any questions or concerns you might have during your time with us.
Every course has a slightly different emphasis, so times available for prayer ministry vary – some courses include more intensive teaching while others allow more time for reflection and practical ministry.
* We aim to provide a healthy and freshly prepared meal to a set menu. However if you require a specific medical diet please inform us of this at the time of booking.
Father God truly has restored my lost youth and childhood to me.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Budget (4-6 sharing)
Budget (4-6 sharing) - Including Sunday
Standard (3 sharing)
Standard (3 sharing) - Including Sunday
Twin (2 sharing)
Twin (2 sharing) - Including Sunday
Twin ensuite (2 sharing)
Twin ensuite (2 sharing) - Including Sunday
Single - Including Sunday
We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any practical problems or questions you may have. It is open daily from 9:00am – 5.30pm.
We have a main car park for all our guests. Limited blue badge parking is available at the front of the house (all cars are parked at your own risk).
We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability. There is wheelchair access from our courtyard entrance and our team will be available to help if needed. Please call ahead so that we can greet you and help you in.
Our kitchen team are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are able to cater for some special medical diets if you give us notice on booking and liaise with us. Meal times are typically: Breakfast 8:45am, Lunch 1:00pm, Evening Meal 6:00pm.
For each course you will find there are multiple accommodation options depending on your preference, which are budget (4-6 sharing), standard (3 sharing), twin (2-sharing) and twin ensuite. We provide electric blankets in all our rooms on every bed for the comfort of our guests.
Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house.
We are conveniently located less than a mile south of junction 33 of the M6 motorway. After leaving the motorway, take the first turn exit at the first roundabout, and then take an almost immediate first right on to our main driveway where you will see our signs.
Our nearest train station is Lancaster Station which is just 6 miles north of Ellel Grange. From there you can easily get a taxi to us. The next nearest station is Preston which is 21 miles south of Ellel Grange.
Local taxis are readily available to and from Ellel Grange. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required.
A bus stop is located at the end of our main drive on both sides of the A6 main road. Buses regularly run between Lancaster and Preston on the A6.
Our nearest international airport is Manchester (MAN), which is 55 miles away. It’s connected to a railway terminal providing regular train travel direct to nearby Lancaster (6 miles from Ellel Grange). From there you can take a taxi. If flying into the UK’s other major airports, Heathrow provides air connections to Manchester, or alternatively take a train from London Euston direct to Lancaster.
For guests staying on our longer term courses or who wish to plan an extended trip in the area, there is an abundance of fantastic places to see and explore.
Ellel Grange is nestled amongst some of England’s finest and most spectacular scenery. To the north there is the exquisite Lake District National Park, home of Beatrix Potter and a walkers paradise (35 miles to Windermere). To the East of Ellel Grange there is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with stunning limestone pavement, rolling hills and quintessential english farmland and market towns.
On our own doorstep there is the historic city of Lancaster with its medieval castle and the Forest of Bowland, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Or you can explore some of our nearby coastlands, such as Blackpool and Lytham St Annes, with wide open beaches and victorian period promenades, or take in the stunning Morecambe Bay sunset views towards the Lake District mountains.
For a nearby trip, why not visit The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange, the country’s largest garden centre with shops, cafe, cinema, crazy golf, bowling and curling rink! Or try Scorton Barn’s unbeatable cakes and coffee. Wallings is loved for its superb farmhouse ice cream and sundaes (beware the huge portions!). Or take a drive through the gorgeous Trough of Bowland.