5 - 12 Feb 2022
One Week Event
Saturday - Saturday
Welcome to Ellel Scotland’s week-long edition of Explore. This event includes courses A7-A10. Continuing with the journey of healing and discipleship, this event moves the teaching onto deeper understanding of the healing needs of people and how our relationship with God sits at the centre of His work in our lives.
This begins with a look at the human spirit, where we can see how our identity, creativity and sexuality are precious gifts from God and how He can restore the fragile places within. We then look at how relationships are key to our lives and the joy God intended them to bring. We finish the teaching with a look at God’s heart to see us free from fear and anxiety through His healing of our inner false beliefs and insecurities. Explore A then finishes with a practical healing workshop.
Only our centre in Scotland offers Explore courses over a week-long event, fitting three Explore courses in a week. Our other UK centres offers individual Explore courses over the convenience of shorter weekends.
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
Ellel Scotland’s week-long Explore event includes the teaching from the following three courses:
Exploring Restoration of the Human Spirit
A natural follow-on course from ‘Inside Out’ but equally effective as a stand-alone event, this course seeks to bring understanding to the most core part of our being. Exploring the function and purpose of our human spirit can be a revelation that opens doors to healing opportunities never explored before.
Looking at how our human spirit is formed by God and is our core identity, the place of our life-source and where we communicate with God, this is indeed a fundamental topic that can radically change how you approach your life issues with the Lord. Using scriptural principles, you will explore how past experiences can cause inner disorder and distress that outwork in issues you face on a day to day basis.
With this shift of understanding, you can allow Jesus, the Healer, into those very core and deep places to receive his healing, transforming you inside and out.
The following topics will be covered:
Exploring God’s Design for Relationship
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 potential to cause significant pain and hurt.
During this course we will see how Jesus modelled relationship to us, both in terms of His relationship with the Father as well as with other people. We will explore how our view and expectation of relationships here on earth can have an impact on our relationship with God as well as with others.
The course looks at healing for the pain resulting from wrong relationships as well as freedom from entanglement that wrong relationships can bring. The aim is to help you find joy and freedom in healthy relationships and how to approach the restoration of shattered ones.
The following topics will be covered:
Exploring the Antidote to Fear and Anxiety
Fear and anxiety are becoming more prevalent in the world today and can be regular but crippling companions along our life journey.
This course seeks to untangle this complex issue, investigating the roots of fear and anxiety as well as looking at how human solutions are less than perfect and can even be unhelpful. It also looks at how we can develop 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 with the worries of our heart, bringing us to a place of knowing the truth of who He is – our strong shelter, our safe tower, the anchor for our hearts.
The following topics will be covered:
Exploring Ministry Practice
Explore A concludes with a practical workshop where guests have an opportunity to both give and receive ministry from others on Explore.
This is an exciting end to Explore A and is a time when many discover how God can use them in praying for others. We have received many testimonies of healing during these workshops and also great encouragement for those wanting to grow in helping others in this way.
Please note that members of our ministry team will be alongside in the groups to give guidance and help and to attend the Healing Workshop you must have completed 6 or more of the individual Explore A courses (each Explore week contains 3 Explore courses).
This policy was last updated on 23rd September 2021.
With the easing of national restrictions across the UK in the summer of 2021, we wanted to update you about the changes we are making at our UK centres. Please note that current restrictions will slightly differ at Ellel Scotland.
Health and Safety procedures that will stay in place:
The wearing of face masks will be optional for all guests and team. In Scotland, masks are still required in public areas and while singing.
Meetings and Worship
We will be returning to normal seating arrangements in our conference rooms and singing will be allowed by all present during times of worship.
We will be returning to shared bedroom accommodation at the centres.
Track and trace
As all of our guests are required to pre-book and register on arrival at the centre, we will have an accurate record of who is present. We also have the NHS QR code to register your visit for those using the NHS app in England.
Protecting our guests and helping everyone feel at ease
In the current world situation with Covid-19 it is our responsibility and heart to keep all our guests and team safe.
We agreed as a UK Leadership that we would follow the Government guidelines for each country and bring changes to procedures in-line with their advice and guidance. Below you will find the procedures we have in place in accordance with the new guidelines issued this summer.
The safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members is always at the forefront of our minds. We are confident in the operating procedures we have in place, but we are more confident in the faithful God that we all serve. Nothing can replace the importance of prayer and trust. He is the One we look to be our guide and our shield throughout these days!
Be assured – all our teams are working hard to keep you safe, but we are also praying hard! We love nothing more than hearing how welcome and “at home” our guests feel, and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Our prayer is that you feel just as ease and able to relax and enjoy the Lord’s presence as ever.
With many blessings
UK & Ireland Director
From the minute you step through our doors you can be confident that we have prayerfully and practically prepared the building for you.
In line with Government guidelines it is optional whether team and guests want to wear a face covering. We are also not enforcing social distancing at our Centres. In Scotland, masks are still required in public areas and while singing.
Our team members are brilliant, and their safety and wellbeing is of utmost importance to us. To ensure this we have adopted the following safety measures. Again, we will adapt these in line with guidance, but we want our team to feel confident and comfortable being at work and for those who live on-site.
It goes without saying that, as much as we can’t wait to see you, to keep everyone safe we need your help…
All the things that seemed unattainable - loving God, knowing that I am deeply loved by Him, knowing that He has a purpose for my life, hearing His voice and being obedient etc. now seem possible!
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.
I was able to forgive these people and myself before seeking the Lord's deliverance.
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When booking an event at Blairmore,
there are two options for accommodation,
Premium and Standard.
All rooms at Blairmore are 2-3 person sharing and en-suite. Premium accommodation is more expensive due to the high-quality standard of the rooms, which were lovingly restored with antiques; standard accommodation is more simply renovated in a modern style.
Do contact us if you have any query about staying at Blairmore House.
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:
Evening Meal 6.00pm.
We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any problems or questions you may have.
It is generally open week days 9.00am- 5.00pm.
We have a car park in front of the house for all our guests. Feel free to unload at reception before parking (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.
Free WiFi internet access is available by reception in the house.
Ellel Scotland is set in the village of Glass, which is 45 miles west of Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. Its nearest town is Huntly.
Our nearest international airport is Aberdeen (ABZ), which is 45 miles away. From there you can take a taxi to the local train station, Aberdeen Dyce, and take a train to Huntly, the closest town.
From Aberdeen take the A96 (signposted Inverness) and turn off at Huntly onto the A920 (signposted to Dufftown). Drive about 6 miles from the A96, turn left down the drive signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive of Blairmore. Driving time from Aberdeen is about 60 minutes.
From the A95 at Charlestown take the A941 to Dufftown and then the A920 for about 5 miles. Take the first right turn (signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive. For Sat Nav use our post code – AB54 4XH. The Sat Nav will take people to our back driveway, so please follow the signposts.
Our nearest bus stop is in Huntly. We collect guests from The Square, in Huntly at 16.10 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Our nearest train station is Huntly (7 miles away). We collect guests from Huntly at 16.20 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Local taxis are occasionally available to and from Blairmore. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required. Pre-booking is suggested as availability is varied.
Blairmore House is situated amongst stunning scenery, with rivers, lochs, mountains and coastland all within easy reach. It makes it an ideal destination for our walking and creative retreats. The coast is 25 miles north to Blairmore House, about 45 minutes drive.
Balmoral Castle was owned by Queen Victoria and is now the private property of Queen Elizabeth II. She resides there each summer. When the Queen is away, the castle is open to receive tourist guests. Balmoral is 50 miles south of Blairmore House, and about 1.5 hr drive away.
The Cairngorms are a wild mountain range in the eastern highlands of Scotland. They are a National Park, and offer stunning scenery, hiking and skiing adventures. Aviemore town is a hub of winter sport activity when the snow arrives, having its own ski resort.
There is plenty of beautiful scenery on the doorstep of Blairmore House, with woodland paths around our own grounds, or nearby walks just a short drive away.