I have been far too busy to blog in the last month, but I thought I would add a quick report on Acceler8, the newfrontiers regional Bible weekend I attended last weekend with my family.
It was the first event of its kind, so I was half expecting it to be something of a disorganized shambles, but I have to say I was highly impressed with how smoothly the whole thing ran. Credit to Luke Wood and the others on the event team.
Here are my highlights…
- Excellent Bible teaching from Terry Virgo. I have heard him speak on no less than four holidays this year, and he hasn’t repeated a sermon once!
- Great times of worship led by three bands who all did a superb job
- Seeing God at work in our children’s lives, particularly Ben who made a commitment to become a Christian during the week, and has developed a real passion for prayer and worship.
- With four small children, we really appreciated the relaxed schedule without having to rush between meetings all the time.
- The chill out tent and afternoon activities were well thought out. The penny sweet table was a big hit with our children too!
And of course, no camping trip is complete without a few low points…
- Freezing cold Friday night
- Flooded tent Saturday night
- The 10 minute walk from our tent to the toilets
- Crashing out the 5-aside football in the first round
- Sitting in traffic jams at Lyndhurst
I’m glad to hear that the event will be running again next year. I wouldn’t mind if they made it a day longer, to squeeze in a seminar or two (but keeping the relatively sparse schedule).