The Weekend Where Smaller Groups Go (Extra) Large!
We know what it's like. Running a small youth group has its own special challenges, not least when it comes to planning a residential retreat. For many smaller-sized groups the option of a weekend away simply does not exist. Where would you go? Would it be economically viable? What activities could you lay on that will excite 3-5 teenagers? Is it worth it at all?
We're not advocates of a 'bigger is better' model when it comes to church youthwork. But there's no escaping the fact that there are some things - like residentials - that do require a critical mass to be effective. So we set aside occasional weekends exclusively for smaller groups to attend, those with less than 10 members, and of secondary school age (roughly 11-18).
By welcoming several smaller groups on the same weekend, we allow your young people the chance to 'go large' and enjoy the thrill of activities that would never otherwise be open to them (like our sensational archery combat-tag, for instance). They'll get to meet others, laugh and play alongside them, and see that their home set-up is not quite as unusual as perhaps they thought! And at just £65 per person for accommodation, food and all activities it means they get a supersized weekend for a mini-sized price!
Most important of all it will give you, their leader, all the benefit of spending that special time away with them to deepen your rapport, get to know them and their needs better, and so make the most of the discipleship opportunites you'll enjoy... not only this weeknd but in the months ahead too.
Our next weekend is November 3-5. That's bonfire weekend, so we'll get the marshmallows ready for toasting!
Sound good? Use the form below to find out more or reserve spaces.
Or just call us on 0300-302-0080