Monday, 30 May 2011

Cliff College Festival

Arriving at Cliff College for the May Bank holiday Festival brought back wonderful memories of camping here as a teenager and in subsequent years bringing young people from churches we were serving. Sadly Alison was unable to join us at Cliff due to feeling unwell we offered prayers for her as she took some well earned rest. I am deeply grateful for the many ways in which Cliff College has been an important part of many people's faith journeys and equipping for ministry over many generations and continues to respond to that challenge today.

The Festival theme this year was, 'Ask for the Ancient Paths' an all age programme was offered from morning to late at night with vibrant worship, bible studies, seminars and a new Youth 'Pulse' tent.

Why not think about bringing your young people next year?

Speakers this year included Rev Jonathan Edwards, General Secretary of the Baptist Union, Matt Sumerfield, Urban Saints, Joanne Cox, Evangelism & Contemporary Culture Officer for the Methodist Church, Roy Searle, Leader of the Northumbria Community, Dave Newton, Youth for Christ, Krish Kandiah, Evangelical Alliance.

It was a great privilege to preach at the morning celebration with Rev Piers Lane leading worship alongside a band from the student community.

In the afternoon several seminars were an offer I led a session
reflecting on my year as Vice-President other seminar options included-
Unlocking the New Testament -Peter Ensor
Raiding the history of Cliff - Rev Howard Mellor
A King, A Horse and a Poor man - Piers Lane
Effective Learning for Today's Church - Mark Bagnall

The college offers a wide range of courses both full and part-time
Click here to visit the Cliff College website.

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