5 - 10 Feb 2024
One Week Event
Monday - Saturday
Welcome to Ellel Scotland’s week-long edition of Explore. This event includes courses B4-B6. Following on from B1-B3, this Explore focuses on specific issues that we all face in our lives.
The first part looks at dealing with the power and purpose of our emotions, how they can be damaged, as well as how we should respond to the difficult emotions we all feel from time to time. This moves onto looking at sexuality and how we express it and where God fits into this area of our lives. The final topic looks at how the Lord can bring radical healing to specific times of accident and trauma and the outworking it has on life today.
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:
From the ups to the downs, emotions are an essential part of being human. Without them our relationships are empty and mechanical and our lives grey and colourless.
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; they can be overwhelming, seem unacceptable or even feel destructive.
This course seeks to bring a full understanding of what your emotions are, why they exist and how you can handle them in a godly way. It will unpick the intricacies of difficult emotions such as grief, anger and jealousy, and how God has purposed for you to find release and His comfort, so you can move safely through the turmoil and find a new place of rest.
The following topics will be covered:
We are facing constant, unprecedented and forceful challenges of secular opinion towards personal identity and sexuality. Maybe you, like many others, are left with very real and honest questions about God’s design for us as sexual beings, possibly even afraid to voice your thoughts or opinions.
This course explores the scriptural 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 course focusses on the heart of God for those in need of healing and restoration and how He offers you cleansing for sexual sin, breaking of ungodly bondages and the joy of walking in purity, however murky the past.
The following topics will be covered:
It is a well-established medical fact that a sudden accident or trauma can leave a person with ongoing mental, emotional and physical issues, even years after the event. But the world’s solutions to these problems are limited. Medicine, mental resilience and emotional crutches can only support the wounded heart; God, the Creator of our hearts, can bring full and lasting healing to our whole personhood.
This course explores our inner response and the outworking of shock and trauma that can cause untold damage to a person, body, soul and spirit, defining what it really means to be broken inside and how healing on the inside can outwork in miraculous healing on the outside too.
Jesus promised to ‘bind up broken hearted ’ and we know from many years of seeing Him do so, that He can bring wonderful restoration and healing from ongoing issues of fear, anxiety, physical conditions and many other issues that hold you back from living in freedom.
The following topics will be covered:
God reached into the pain of my despair and I got to a place where I was able to surrender suicide as an escape route to the Lord and to let go of it.
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.
Stubborn areas of sin in my life have been burned away by Christ's powerful presence in my life.
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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 the Royal Family. The late Queen Elizabeth was especially fond of visiting each summer. When the Royal Family 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.