..slide two Nice to see some faces here that travel back to the 80’s … ..but here we can see a very young William Thompson....Trevor (the good) Patterson.... a younger...fitter version of myself...and my sister - who led the young staff team in early morning aerobics each morning :-) and of course if you look closely there's a early version of …..Bishop Harold Miller... (pointing to mud wrestling..) General comments on the relaxed, community feel of those early camps with much smaller numbers and a sense of surviving the odds together - at times.. But sometimes it's enlightening to remember / look back at the journey God has brought you on and especially as we seek to follow God's will for the future..
Timeline….. Big pictures…numbers…History Makers….other initiatives… So before we even try to imagine precisely all that lies ahead us – let’s capture some of the years that now seem to just rush by And then we can have a go at putting the whole story together and see if we can grasp a picture of the future that will stir passion in the present… the best definition of ‘vision’ that you are likely to find. Archdale years.. Gosford Big Top Balmoral journey Other initiatives… role of Madness… as an innovator, contemporary worship, prayer ministry, powerpoint, mp3 seminars, youth ministry ideas, tackling issues and debates, as a focus for collaboration and co-operation… as a trail blazer in new ministries and initiatives.. StreetReach..International Reconcilation conference..the ignite web portal, the 360 discipleshiop initiative, the Vocations conference…and the really fruitful partnerships with so many other agencies…that make the likes of the Celebration of Hope mission even thinkable….. God has blessed us down the years with teams and teams of really energetic, enthusiastic, creative and passionate people – that’s you guys and it is on the basis of your efforts that so much of this has been built.
Glenarm Castle Estate 2012 JUNE 29TH – JULY 3RD
2012 …..our time …..our place25th (silver) jubilee !
Summer Madness 2012 Glenarm Castle EstateBegan in 1987 at Castle Archdale, moved to Gosford in 1992, Belfast in 2001 & now….
GLENAR 2012 …..YOUR TRANSPORT OPTIONS High speed rail link to Ballymena! H Helipad connection to International Airport xp r ess H SS e a rne to L Or, just follow the ‘coast road’ north……!
GLENAR Main Camp site Day visitor car park Smart1 Festival village Big Top Event Crew & staff site Local churches as seminar venues