30 Sep - 7 Oct 2023
One Week Event
Saturday to 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:
Some things in life impact us deeper than others. In fact, sometimes the things we go through can have such a profound impact on our human spirit that they shape the way we live, behave and relate to others, including God.
This course is designed to explore the function and purpose of our human spirit which brings revelation that opens doors to healing opportunities never explored before.
Based on biblical examples, we will look at how our human spirits can be damaged in various ways. It will also challenge our responses to this damage that can cause us ongoing hurt, pain and life struggles, often leaving us with a sense of constant inner distress and overwhelm.
Looking at how our human spirit encompasses our God-given identity, our creativity and the place of connection with God, this is a vital topic that can radically change how you approach dealing with the issues you face in life.
With this shift of understanding, Jesus can enter into the very core and deep places of our hearts to outpour his healing, bringing true and lasting transformation of our lives.
The following topics will be covered:
When God made us in His image, He set relationships at the heart of life. We are created to live in dynamic relationship with both God and with one another.
If we want to find joy and freedom in healthy relationships then we need to explore how our experiences of former relationships can forge views, expectations and behaviour patterns that limit how we connect with God as well as with others.
The teaching will explain how we are connected with each other through relationship and how this connection is designed by God to be a blessing. But they can become toxic through difficult or traumatic experiences – leading to an ungodly entanglement with those we have had wrong relationships with.
During the course we’ll consider how God can bring healing to the pain caused by difficult relationships and guidance on how to be free from the consequences of wrong relationships in the past.
The following topics will be covered:
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).
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!
I was able to forgive these people and myself before seeking the Lord's deliverance.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
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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.