Revealing the Fatherheart of God
Monday August 8th - Saturday August 13th
During this week our prayers are that you will receive Father’s Love and come to know your place as God's son/daughter.
The week is not a counselling week; we are not counsellors. The aim of the retreat is to provide you with a foundation in the Biblical revelation of God as your Father and create time and space for you to encounter and experience this love. This will be done by way of a few teaching sessions each day, times of meditation and reflection, worship and soaking times.
The retreat will be led by John MacDonald with the Father's Love (Scotland) team. The retreat sessions will be taught in English. Unfortunately there will be no translators available.
Teaching topics include The Heart of the Father, Forgiveness from the Heart, Being a Son, God's Heart of Nurture, The Nature of Love, The Father Revealed and more. The sessions will include Bible teaching, Bible rooted Christian meditation/soaking times, prayer ministry and communal life.
PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU ARE BRINGING CHILDREN YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE SOMEONE WILL BE CARING FOR THEM TO AVOID DISTRACTING YOU TOO MUCH DURING THE SESSIONS, AS THERE IS NO CHILD CARE PROVIDED.
All meals (including tea, coffee etc) and accommodation are included in the cost (unless you choose to provide your own accommodation. Then only lunch and dinner is included along with teas and coffees) as well as fees and a copy of John MacDonald's book Loved to Life. Audio recording of all sessions will be made available for download.
Jesus had the heart of a son to his Father as he lived in the love of the Father. John's Gospel tells us that everything that He said and did was what He saw and heard His Father doing. Jesus invites us to enter that world as brothers and sisters of Him. As we open our hearts, Father pours His love into them through the Holy Spirit. In a heart transformed by His love, true and lasting change can occur.
Each day there will be sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening and you will need to attend all of these to obtain the full benefit of the retreat. Unlike a conference, where you can pick and choose which sessions you attend, we see the retreat as one long session. During the retreat we believe you will make many lifelong friendships.
A RESOURCES TABLE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BOOK/CD PURCHASES
Should the government change the rules and the event is cancelled by the venue or ourselves, participants will be offered two options.
1. A full refund (including deposit)
2. An online event with a partial refund
Should participants cancel their booking a refund can be made in some circumstances, though the deposit will be retained by Father's Love (Scotland)
John became a believer in 1985 after an encounter with God at a Church of Scotland Service in Glasgow (U.K.)He has served as Pastor at two churches in Staffordshire (England) and Glasgow (Scotland). In addition he has been involved in and led prophetic ministry, healing ministry as well as having served in various leadership roles in local church.In 2005 he had an encounter with the Lord which had a profound effect upon him, and has revolutionised his whole life and ministry.John is convinced that Sonship, living as Jesus did, is the call and core of Christian life. It is the burden of his heart that all people are made aware of the Father's burning desire for his offspring; that all encounter his embrace just as the lost son did (Luke 15:20).
Sheila is the minister and coordinator of Beacon Ministries in Crail (Fife). She has been involved in ministry for many years and is a mindfulness practitioner and musician. Her professional career was previously in education and she is a gifted communicator.
Sheila encountered Father's Love many years ago and has been journeying in the revelation of her daughterhood to God the Father.
She is also a member of the Board of trustees for Father's Love (Scotland) and has participated in many of our retreats and conferences.
Jenny Nunn is talented musician who has been connected to Father's Love (Scotland) since 2013 and has also participated in many of the events we have hosted and run throughout Scotland.
Jenny will be leading us in worship, soaking and ministry throughout our week together.
Her CDs (she has recorded four) are wonderful pieces of God's presence which assist in quiet times, personal worship and soaking.
You can obtain Jenny's music from her website
Helen joins us for her first time as a team member. She has been involved in Christian ministry for many years and has been an invaluable supporter of the work father's Love (scotland) has been doing..
She is an experienced life coach, prayer minister and counsellor and we look forward to her contribution during this week.
Helen's new book on 'gut' health will be available on Amazon Kindle in the near future.
Check out her church puppet patterns on Facebook
Our main speakers will be joined by an experienced ministry team who will impart something of Father's Love as they walk through this week with you
Costs for the week are as follows and includes Bedroom accommodation with bed linen, Breakfast (except for those providing own accommodation), lunch, dinner, tea & coffee + home baking snacks. A £70.00 GBP deposit per applicant is required with registration submissions (one per person).
Your place on the retreat is not confirmed until we receive your deposit
FULL PRICE FOR THE WEEK
DEPOSIT Per Person £70
FULL PRICE Per Person in Shared Room £395
FULL PRICE Per Person in Single Rooms (limited availability) £425
This includes a £30 supplement imposed by the venue
FULL PRICE Per Person with own Accommodation £310
Payment can be made via Paypal using the link below or by bank transfer (email for details) or by posting a cheque made payable to Father's Love (Scotland)
75 Seaforth Road, The Pastures, Stewarton, East Ayrshire, KA3 3FH, UK
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Our venue is Carronvale House in the Stirlingshire town of Larbert. The house is welcoming with spacious grounds and modern bedrooms. Home cooking and baking help us to feel at home.
Carronvale House is the home of the Boys Brigade in Scotland, whose patron is Prince Edward.
The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow on 4th October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. From this one Company formed in Scotland the BB has grown in to a worldwide movement having worked with millions of children and young people for well over a century. Today The boys' Brigade are working with over 60,000 children & young people in over 1500 companies (groups) in the UK & Republic of Ireland every week.
A Registered Charity in England & Wales (305969) and Scotland (SC038016).
Bedrooms are a mix of ensuite doubles, triples and quadruples, though some of these rooms can be used as singles.
If you wish to share accommodation with anyone particular, please let us know in your application.
The rooms are well equipped and beatifully furnished with small extras, like usb sockets, that make them more comfortable.
One of the triple rooms is equipped for use by disabled guests and there is a lift for disabled access to the first floor.
The mix of rooms is below
Bed Linen is provided but towels are not. Please ensure you bring your own towels and toiletries
It is a time when we cease from all activity and come before God in stillness and rest.
The concept of soaking is not a new one. In the past this was done mostly in silence. St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross both speak so eloquently about being in His Presence.
There were no CDs or MP3s back in those days. Now we have a wealth of music to enable us to enter that place of quiet reflection with the Lord.
Soaking is not an emptying of the mind as practiced by followers of Eastern religion. It is neither mindless nor emotionless. Rather, it is the filling of our mind, body, spirit and emotion with His presence. It is our time to ‘lean on His breast’ as John did (John 21:20) and for our ‘heart to burn within us’ as did the disciples when they encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke24:32).”
Our aim is that people leave these sessions saying, “I have stilled and quietened my soul; like a weaned child with its mother”(Ps131:2)
Arriving at Glasgow Airport, take a bus to Glasgow Queen Street Station and then a train to Larbert.
Arriving at Edinburgh Airport, take bus or tram to Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket Stations and then a train to Larbert
Larbert Railway Station offers a regular service to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk.
Larbert Railway Station is an 11 minute walk from Carronvale House or take a taxi.
There are two bus stops 10 minutes walk from Carronvale going to Falkirk with connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.