Young people meet God and each other in the English Countryside - Crossfire 2019

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Mark Steele, chair of the Crossfire Youth Camp 2019 planning group, shared with us his reflections on the event. 

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"Each year young people from across the church come together for an exciting weekend of camping, worship,
teaching, discussion and fun activities at Stathern Lodge, Leicestershire. It’s a fantastic opportunity to come
together and explore more about faith in Jesus Christ.

During the bank holiday weekend we looked at the fantastic theme of Lost and Found. We spent time studying
the account of Jesus healing the bleeding woman and Jesus’ parables of the lost coin, lost sheep and the
prodigal son. The theme allowed us think more about our identity in Christ and what it means to be found.
This year we had 47 young people booked for the weekend; a mix of groups from churches and individuals.
Each young person is assigned to a small group for the weekend within which they’re able to make friends,
discuss the matters that are important to them and complete a range of different activities.

We recently heard from Nic, a youth worker who brought a group of young people to Crossfire:
“I absolutely love Crossfire and think it is an incredible weekend. My young people love coming and I have
watched them grow in their faith because of the provision the weekend gives for them to meet God. And as a
youth leader I have always found it great to be there but not have responsibility and therefore have time to talk
to other leaders and have time with God for myself.”

Crossfire has been running for over 40 years and this year will see the return of Crossfire Plus (a fellowship
opportunity for those aged 16+ to explore more about living our faith out each day)."
To keep up to date with upcoming events and find out more about Crossfire:
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You can see the grant report and more photographs from the camp on our Grants page. Scroll down to the section on how the money has been used in the past. 

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