Youth & Children's Work SW
Saturday March 5th 2016



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A day to leave behind our labels and reconnect with God.

The YCWSW Day Conference is having a break in 2016. Instead, following the success of our Retreat Day with Mark Yaconelli in 2015, we are offering a similar Retreat Day for all youth and children's leaders in the region in March 2016. Here are the details:


DATE: Saturday March 5th 2016

TIMINGS: 10am to 4pm

VENUE: Monks Yard, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PT

COST: £30 (to include a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day)

is a day to leave behind all the labels that can end up defining both ourselves and our ministry, and find space to seek the presence of God in order to be refreshed for our life of service for Him. During the day there will be a variety of workshops, seminars, worship streams and labyrinth-style spaces to choose from, both indoors and outside (weather permitting).



0930 - 1000    Arrival and refreshments

1000 - 1030    Welcome and introduction

1030 - 1045    Short break

1045 - 1145    SESSION 1

1145 - 1200    Short break

1200 - 1300    SESSION 2

1300 - 1400    Lunch

1400 - 1500    SESSION 3

1500 - 1530    Refreshments

1530 - 1600    Closing thoughts

'SPACES' running during the Session times - some also run during the lunch break:


HEAD SPACE - challenging and engaging Bible teaching to help you re-discover the majesty and wonder of God, and develop intimacy with Him.

PRAYER SPACE - individual 'prayer pods' containing things to help you reconnect with God through prayer and reflection. Bring your own music if you wish on an iPod/phone + headphones.

CREATIVE SPACE - a variety of expert-led, interactive and creative presentations using art, photography and poetry to help explore God's character.

JOURNEY SPACE - a variety of 'stations' designed to help you connect with God through prayer and contemplation.

LISTENING SPACE - a chance to meet with an experienced and trained listener if you would like help with any aspect of your life or ministry.

DISCUSSION SPACE - an opportunity to discuss issues relating to the theme of the day.

Book tickets

Retreat Venue

Our venue is 'Monks Yard', a beautiful conference and events venue just off the A303 in Somerset, with easy access from the M5 and plenty of free parking.

For more details about Monks Yard click here.

Book Tickets

1. In the window below, choose the number of Retreat Day tickets you would like to buy/reserve. (If you wish to buy/reserve tickets for others as well, just choose the quantity you require when you order below. We need to keep track of who is coming so if you are ordering for others you will be asked to enter their name(s) and a contact email address to which the tickets will be emailed.)

2. If you wish to pay by credit card now please have you card details to hand (VISA/MasterCard/Amex) and click the green Order Now button when ready to order. You will then be taken to the Eventbrite website for payment - the transaction will be handled by Eventbrite via an industry-standard encrypted connection. You will not have to pay any fees for the credit card transaction.

2. If you would prefer to bring a cheque or cash on the day then click on the Show other payment options text and then click the grey Pay Offline button when you are ready to order. You will then be taken to the Eventbrite website to register. (If bringing a cheque with you on the day please ensure it is payable to Urban Saints SW Regional Account - no other cheque will be acceptable.) Please note that if you reserve a pay-on-the-day ticket and then do not turn up you are liable for the full fee of £30 and will be invoiced for this amount.

5. After buying/reserving your ticket you will receive an email containing a PDF file of your ticket. (If buying/reserving multiple tickets each ticket will be emailed to the email address given for that ticket.) Please print off your ticket(s) and bring with you or use the Eventbrite App to bring an electronic version with you on your smartphone/tablet. If you lose the printout or forget to bring your e-ticket you will still be allowed entry but there will be a delay in your registration whilst we verify your details.

6. RETREAT DAY TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED BY 8am ON TUESDAY MARCH 1st 2016 - we do not offer on-the-door tickets so it is not possible to book in after this cut-off date.

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