TUNE INTO THE MESSAGE 2011
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another - showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way 2 Timothy Ch.3:16
Tuning In To The Word Of God
Around 750 people attended this year's Firm Foundations (FF) and learnt how the Bible is still relevant today.
The festival, organised jointly by BB and Girls' Brigade England & Wales, took place over the spring bank holiday weekend at Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead.
'It was a brilliant weekend,' says Eric Hudson, on behalf of the Festival Planning Team. 'The Holy Spirit was definitely at work and it was exciting to see so many young people giving their lives to God or developing their relationship with Him.'
The theme for the event was 'Tune in to the message' - based on Bible verse 2 Timothy Ch.3:16 'Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another - showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way' (The Message).
The event focused on showing how Jesus, through the Bible, has relevant things to say on current issues and encouraged young people to explore their Bibles regularly.
Many young people took steps of faith throughout the weekend and enjoyed action-packed worship sessions led by singer/songwriter/speaker and author Shell Perris, BB officer Matt Legg, evangelist Mark Greenwood from 40:3 Trust and Phil Knox, Missions Resource Manager for Youth for Christ and BB officer.
The weekend also offered a wide range of inspiring seminars and numerous sporting activities from canoeing and archery to football and abseiling.
There was also a vast array of entertainments including a 'silent' disco called Ministry of Silence, talent show, quizzes, worship workout sessions and an innovative competition called Campsite Come Dine With Me.
A new venue called PLAY offered festival-goers a place to play on game consoles, chat or watch films and Christian bands GoldDigger, Sounds of Salvation, Fire Brand and Empire Nation were among those who wowed the crowds over the course of the weekend.
Eric adds 'There were lots of activities on offer over the weekend and it was great to see these so well supported. People also had lots of time to relax and socialise.
'Plus, we were really blessed by the dry weather – there was hardly a welly boot in sight!'