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California. Place and purpose.
Every year we journey to California to learn from world-leading creative communicators, invest in special trans-atlantic relationships, and live in Bible-based, Christ-centred community.
A melting pot of connection, coaching, collaboration and community designed to spark initiatives, inspire ministries and empower platforms that work to see the world changed by the gospel.
The California trip is everything that we're about - knowing God more intimately and making Him known more openly - distilled down into one very special week.
There is something exceptionally precious about leaving the noise, distraction, busyness and time zone of home, committing to the intentional pursuit of uninterrupted closeness with God, re-establishing the rhythms of prolonged daily intimacy with Him in His Word, and allowing your soul to be tuned to the clarity of His voice and rest in the wonder of His grace.
Every day begins this way on our California trip. We retreat to advance, then we share what we learn with the world.
Our home from home.
The Golden State has a special place in our hearts. Four years ago, we accepted an invitation to visit Los Angeles for the first time. We got on a plane with no idea of what was in front of us, and two weeks later we arrived home after an adventure that had changed our lives.
We immediately began planning a trip to give others the opportunity to be impacted by the same experiences that shaped us, and we’ve been back every year since. This annual migration to the West Coast has become part of who we are. Learning to trust God’s call and hearing His challenge from people further down the road than us has been one of the most significant influences in our story so far.
We go to learn from world-leading communicators and live in Christ-centred community. But there is something else we always come home with that's difficult to describe. God leads us further than we ever imagine and then gives us the opportunity to unpack and share everything we learn with our communities back home.
A new adventure.
This year we’re going back to invest in our growing Californian family - to learn from them, grow with them and adventure alongside them. We’re so blessed to enjoy relationships with some of the most inspiring creative communicators of faith in the world, and we're giving you the opportunity to learn as much from them as we have through a special series of creative engagement sessions and seminars.
Connecting, growing and pioneering is a big part of the trip, but exploring California is also a priority. We'll be experiencing some of the most breathtaking vistas, spectacular landmarks and eclectic communities in the world. Our home for the week is a beautiful estate near Huntington Beach. It’s a stunning environment to recharge, swim, unwind, get a little space from some of the distractions of home and live together with others committed to being better gospel communicators and to knowing God more intimately.
If you share that heart, we want you to join us and become part of the story.
2nd - 9th September 2018.
Investing in intimacy.
As we grow and refine the trip year on year, we're always developing new ways to deliver maximum value. We want to do everything we can to honour the commitment of those who come with us.
This year our emphasis will be on investing more into intimate partnerships with our guests to help spark initiatives, inspire ministries and empower platforms that work to see the world changed by the gospel.
Places to join us are very limited. So, the sooner you apply, the more likely it is that you will be successful.
Once you've applied, we'll send out an information pack and this year's programme, with everything else you need to know.
Applications close April.*
*Ticket cost is £500. It includes accommodation in a beautiful Californian estate, stateside travel, food, experiences, sessions and seminars.
Ticket cost doesn't include flights.