Well, it’s been another exciting year at Soul Survivor and we teamed up once more with some of our Methodist friends across the district.
We had three members from New Youth and two leaders in Ben and Ruth from the Triangle. It’s been a really exciting and engaging week for everyone and with a total of 26, there were new friendships made as the different churches bonded well together.
To add to this, we had the sun shining all week which gave opportunity for making the most of the great outdoors when we weren’t in worship or seminar session.
The speakers this year have been nothing short of amazing and there has been lots to take away from the speakers to help develop our faith. Speakers included Mike Pilavachi, Andy Croft, Laura Hancock, Rachel Gardner and Tim Ross. There was a strong theme of labels and attitudes running throughout the week and how we could best deal with the best and the worst in each other while being true to our beliefs in Jesus. On the last night we had a whole worship hall (9,000+) shouting a deafening ‘Jesus! - clap-clap-clap’ Chant. We all knew what the focus of the week was. Another highlight had to be when Mike did a call for those of us who felt the call to be someone’s friend, at which point our entire group stood up. It was an encouraging and heart-warming moment and one that we won’t soon forget.
The worship music was led mainly by Tom Smith and Beth Croft, and we had a special appearance for one night from Rend Collective who blew the roof off the packed hall! Guvna B was also there leading one of the late-night discos. There are plenty of new songs that we will be bringing home to share with the church including Living Hope, I Stand Amazed, Undignified, and Cast Your Cares to name a few.
There were plenty of seminars on hand from a whole bunch of other speakers and we were able to choose between these and share afterwards many interesting things… things that may well get a mention in a few upcoming services as well.
Aside from all this we had plenty exciting times on the campsite with a water fight, acrobatics on an inflatable and suspend (like Jenga but not Jenga).
All in all, it has been a fantastic year and the new sight of Peterborough just gave us so much more space.
The last thing to really say from all the leaders, is a MASSIVE thank-you to Dennis and the circuit who helped to make this another unforgettable experience!
Kindly written by Ben Latham