It is eQuipping time again! For those who attended previously, not much introduction is needed. If you have not attended yet - now is the opportunity to do so!
The theme for 2018 is “Alive!!” God is the Giver of life. How do the Old Testament laws and 10 Commandments link up with life?
We believe that God values life. How do we as Christians deal with situations that threaten life?
Jesus is the Living Word. What does it mean for us as Christians to follow the Living Word, as opposed to written commandments or doctrines?
We will study 1 Corinthians as example of how early Christians tried (and failed!) to live out and follow the Living Word.
Day 1: God giving life - how do we deal with the old Testament laws. Are they still binding?
Day 2: God valuing life: Old and new Prophets
Day 3: Jesus, the living Word bringing life - the Gospel of John
Day 4: The Word living in the life and challenges of the early Church: The letters to the Corinthians
The aim of the retreat is five fold:
• Bible Study - getting to know the Bible and it´s background better. How does the Bible speak to us today?
• Sharing with fellow Christians in small groups - hearing from others how they view issues, and sharing your own opinions, insights and concerns.
• Fellowship - an opportunity to get to know people from all walks of life, enjoy each others company, afternoon outdoor activities, and evenings of fellowship, from laughter to meditation.
• Worship - time for singing, praying, silence.
• Time to relax - the program allows time for relaxation, meditation and recreation.
DSH Hermannsburg, KZN
The climate during that period can range from warm (above 30°) to cool and misty (12°) - so a range of clothing is necessary to cater for this spread.
There is ample playground for children as well as a half-Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts and beautiful hiking or mountain biking opportunities.
2 January 2018 (arrival by 17h00) till 7 January 2018 (departure after breakfast)
Make use of this opportunity to take a break after a full year and get ready for the new one!
Who is invited?
EVERYBODY is invited! A mix of people of all ages and backgrounds is a wonderful encounter!
Families with teenagers or young adult children can attend the retreat together. And, of course, granny and grandpa can also join in!
An alternative program for children up to grade 7 will be provided during sessions.
eQuip is planned by ELCSA (N-T), but you are welcome to invite and bring along friends or colleagues who are not members of our Church.
The retreat is funding itself. We strive to keep costs at a minimum whilst providing a wonderful experience!
The cost including registration fee and all meals is:
EARLY BIRD: If payment is made before 15 November:
R 1 700 per adult, R 900 per Child between 5-18
If payment is made before 15 December
R 1 850 per adult, R 950 per Child between 5-18
Payment after 15 December
R 2 000 per adult, R 1000 per Child between 5-18
Should you wish to attend and are not be able to afford the costs, you can apply for a rebate to email@example.com, subject: eQuip Rebate. Should you wish to sponsor someone else, please also indicate it to the organizers.
Please note: Participants have to arrange their own transport at their own cost.
A list of all participants will be made available after closure of registration, so that you can share transport.
Bible, towels, bedding, (only bed with mattress is provided) writing utensils, clothing for the weather spectrum, gear for outdoor activities.