13-18 April 2019

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Typical Day

The adult programme is designed to help us hear from God in a variety of different ways. Our desire is that God will empower and equip us to know him and live for him in all the areas of our lives. With a huge range of topics and different teaching styles there’s something for everyone and you can go to as much or as little as you like, so that the pace suits you.

Morning Bible Reading

The centre point of Word Alive. Hear from God’s word in an accessible, yet in-depth, format.

Morning Tracks

In the other half of the morning a variety of tracks help us look more closely at key aspects of faith and our world.

Afternoon Training Tracks

Equip us to serve in the real world as well allow us to tackle issues rarely discussed.

Evening Celebration

Finish the day by hearing God speak and celebrate him in joyful worship and prayer.

After Hours

God speaks to all our lives, including the arts and music. At this year’s After Hours there will a wide range of acts to enjoy:

  • Contemporary worship
  • Film nights
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Silent Disco

Children & Youth

The teaching and activities for children and youth are of the highest quality: engaging, relevant and enjoyable, allowing children and young people to grow in their faith and be encouraged to live for Jesus with their friends and school mates back home.

The children and youth tracks will focus on the same part of the Bible as the adults so that families can talk about what they’re learning and their love for Jesus.

We’re delighted to welcome children and youth with additional needs to our programmes. Whatever extra is required, from giving information to the Team Leader all the way through to targeted one-to-one support from an experienced worker, we will do our best to provide from the resources we have available.

Scramblers:

Crèche and pre-school provision for 3 months–3 years

Transformers:

Reception and starting Reception in September 2019

Trailblazers:

For school years 1–2

Heroes:

For school years 3–6

Ignite:

For school years 7–9

Resolved:

For school years 10–13

(These are school years in England and Wales. In Scotland or Northern Ireland the terminology will be different.)

Families Together:

Families Together is our all-age worship meeting. With the whole family in mind, we’ll be exploring and applying God’s word in a fun and engaging way. There will be a combination of interactive activities, videos, Bible stories, discussions, songs and prayer.

Our hope is that these times will not only provide great opportunities for families to look together at the Bible during the week, but also equip and inspire you for family devotions when you return home.

Families Together takes place every day between 5.30pm-6.15pm.

Other Tracks

count everyone in  

A team from Count Everyone In and the Lodge Trust will provide accessible, interactive  celebrations that are particularly suitable for people with learning disabilities. This track will also be ideal for anyone who enjoys a relaxed style of teaching and worship that may be simple but is often profound. The track additionally offers seminars to inform and inspire local church ministry among adults with learning disabilities.

Note that there is a low-income bursary available for both on site and off site places. If you need a full time carer and are staying off site, it is possible for your registered carer to receive a complimentary event pass.

CEI

equip

Our Equip track is for those involved in church leadership. There will be sessions for those involved in leadership but not as the full time church leader. These will explore a variety of current issues our churches face and will seek to equip us to be more effective and useful leaders.

There will also be sessions for more senior full time leaders and their wives, although these will be dependent on numbers.

Equip is designed to enable you to access the wider Word Alive programme while focusing on some specific issues of leadership.

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Information about our student tracks, including a track for international students can be found on our Students page