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 a mix of teaching, music and worship, as well as meditations provided and led by the team. Soaking is also a feature of our days and this will be explained in more detail during our time together. The idea is to provide time and space to encounter the love that we speak of.
The week is not a counselling week; we are not counsellors. The retreat aims to provide a foundation in the Biblical revelation of God as your Father and create time and space for you to encounter and experience this love.
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 CHILDCARE PROVIDED.
A copy of John MacDonald's book Loved to Life. Audio recordings 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. True and lasting change can occur in a heart transformed by His love.
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 punctuated by meals and sleep. During the retreat, we believe you will make many lifelong friendships.
A RESOURCES TABLE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BOOK/CD PURCHASES
Should participants cancel their booking a refund can be made, 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
Costs for the week are as follows and include Bedroom accommodation with bed linen, Breakfast (except for those providing their own accommodation), lunch, dinner, tea & coffee + home baking snacks. A non-refundable £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 is
DEPOSIT Per Person
FULL PRICE Per Person in Shared Room
FULL PRICE Per Person in Single Rooms (limited availability)
FULL PRICE Per Person with own Accommodation
Payment can be made via 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
By submitting this registration I agree to releaser Father's Love (Scotland) (including agents, staff and volunteers) from any liability arising from any injury, damage or loss sustained by me or my property during the course of my participation in the retreat.
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