AND BREATHE.... Find space to remember whose you are

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And breathe…

A retreat day for youth, children’s and sports ministers

3rd May 2023, 9am to 6pm at Ridley Hall, Cambridge

All will agree that the last few years have been exhausting and challenging. At Ridley, we’ve seen incredible youth, children & family, and sports ministers weather these storms with creativity, hope, faithfulness and grit. We still believe that these ministries are incredibly vital (and still might be the best jobs in the world), but they’ve taken a lot.

That’s why Ridley Hall and Ely Diocese have partnered together to put on a retreat day for all the people we know and want to encourage along in these ministries. You might agree that our name for the day, ‘And breathe…’ sums it up!

We want this day to be a space to remember whose we are and as we worship the One who made us, calls us, and continues to give us hope for the future that we want to share with these precious younger generations. We want to gather together as a tribe, remembering that we might be spending our life in utterly crazy jobs, but we’re in good company! We want to feed you good food over the day. We want to fill you up with good wisdom too, so we’ve asked Mike Pilavachi to join us and give some galvanising and inspiring talks!

Featuring Mike Pilavachi

The Revd Canon Mike Pilavachi is the Associate Pastor at his church, Soul Survivor Watford, a church he started with a community of people who wanted to reach teenagers in Watford. Mike has a long history of youth ministry and is particularly known for starting the Soul Survivor movement, which has served decades of young people with their summer festivals. Mike is known for sharing his passion for Jesus, and speaking with humour, wisdom and love to those he ministers to. He has written a number of books for young people. It is a real gift that Mike is coming to share his wisdom and passion for mission and ministry with us.