4th - 6th October 2019

The weekend away promises to take us out of our usual weekend routines and have some quality church family time in a beautiful setting. Between inspirational worship and teaching sessions, there will be that precious commodity, time. Time to relax and get to know each other better, time to reflect together on the teaching, time to deepen friendships and make new ones.

The weekend away aims to support us in our vision, values and mission, and to refresh and strengthen us as a church family – whether we are young, old, singles, couples, families, all nationalities – us means ALL of us. 

The Programme and costs

The programme, still in the planning stage but will take this shape:

FRIDAY: Arrive at La Foresta (just a 20-minute drive from Tervuren) any time after 6pm. Settle into bedrooms and explore the centre. Light dinner together at 7pm followed by a worship and introduction session (worship, prayer and introduction by our speaker. Movie and pop corn for children & youth). Social time in designated lounge/bar room with board games and toy corner for young children. 

SATURDAY: Breakfast, session 2, tea/coffee break, session 3, lunch. Dinner 6pm then social time. Afternoon and evening activities on offer include hiking, camp fire, football, lasertag, craft, charades, Pictionary, table tennis, Escape the Room boardgame, or simply relax and have a drink and chat in the lounge/bar room.

SUNDAY: Breakfast, session 4, tea/coffee, prayer, praise, communion, pack up, lunch, leave for home. 

Adults and children will separate for the teaching and worship sessions on Saturday and Sunday, with invited children’s workers to take the children. Friday evening there will be a movie and popcorn.

To keep the costs to a minimum, everyone will need to bring their own pillowcase, sheet, duvet cover and towels.

We are allowed into our rooms on Friday afternoon (arrival time 6pm or later) and the cost includes the Friday evening meal, Saturday full board and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Below is the cost for the weekend per person. As with all events we do not want anyone to be excluded because of cost so please speak to us if this would be a reason for you not to be able to join us

19+ (sharing a room) €120

19+ (single room) €150

12-18 years - €80

6-11 years - €70

Under 6 - €60

Less than 12 months - no charge

This year we are introducing a family cost cap of €400

What to look forward to

  • Michael Harvey

    Michael Harvey is married to Eike and they have three children Ben, Kirsty, and Lydia. In 2004, Back to Church Sunday was birthed and Michael started to work using his own time and money with churches throughout the UK and eventually throughout the English speaking world.

    He has spoken to thousands of church leaders in his Seminars and has to date seen 1 million Christians mobilised to invite, resulting in hundreds of thousands of accepted invitations.

    He is author of the book Unlocking the Growth and, as an itinerant speaker, has a ministry across 17 countries and 5 continents.

    He has created a culture of invitation workshop which he is now touring around the world.

  • children and youth

    We will have a children & youth programme that will run in parallel to Michael's sessions on the Saturday & Sunday morning. Plus there will be other activites through out the weekend for all to enjoy.

  • Growing Community

    Through out the weekend we will have plenty of time to be together, socialise, deepen relationships and make new ones during through workshops, leisure activities, discussion groups and evening entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions people have been asking which others may be thinking too!

UPDATE: For full list of FAQs from our 2017 Weekend Away please follow this link Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Information

  • Where Will my family sleep?

    We have a mixture of different sized bedrooms available to us. Some families will want their children with them in a room whilst others won't. young children will have to be with parents. Once we have a completed list of those who are coming we will do our best to give each person/family the room(s) they need.

  • Where can we go in 'down' times?

    We have a sitting room with comfy chairs available for the whole weekend where where you can go to chat or take some time out. 

    We will have a full programme for you to engage with but there will be space between activities and sessions. Also during the free time you might wish to sit and chat or continue a conversation from a meal time.

  • What do i need to bring?

    Please click on the image to download our suggested kit list.