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Root Hill 2014

Root Hill youth camp takes place every August in the quietness of the Surrey countryside for  17 - 30 year olds. The camp is a Christian camp, so worship and Bible ministry are at the heart of all we do.


Our speaker this year is Matt Gamston. Matt has spent the last eleven years working as a missionary in the Philippines and has returned home at the beginning of this year. He will be preaching on the theme of ‘confidence’, drawing lessons from the life of John the Baptist each morning.


In the evenings we welcome other speakers who come to inspire us to think big about what God is doing in the world, how we can be involved in this and how we can be most effectively living for God where we are right now. Evening meetings start at 7:30pm.


On Monday evening we welcome John Benton the pastor of Chertsey Street Baptist Church, Guildford. John is also the editor of Evengelicals Now magazine as well as a prolific author along with his wife Ann. John will be speaking on ‘What the elephant said to the blind man - the gospel in a pluralistic society.’ Matt Gamston will also be giving his mission presentation.


On Tuesday evening we welcome Neil Richardson. Neil lists himself as ‘Christian speaker, private tutor, and administrator for the Evangelical Tract Society’, he also has interests in the cults, creation and evolution, other religions, the Word-Faith movement and student work. John McDonald will also be giving a presentation on the time he spent in South Africa at Morning Star.


On Wednesday evening we will be hearing from our camp chaplain Adam Laughton. Adam will be speaking on ‘What is a healthy church?’ His talk will for the first half of the evening after which we will be having a question time panel.


On Thursday evening we will be welcoming James Muldoon co-pastor of Carey Baptist Church, Reading. Fiona Steward will be joining us that evening to report on her work in Bordeaux.


Each day we do a range of different activities. These activities include car trips out for bowling, laserquest, the beach, or walking the Surrey hills. Playing games on site such as football, cricket, rounders, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, snooker, table football. Sitting around, chatting and drinking tea, coffee or Dr Pepper.


If you live locally and want to come along and enjoy the meetings with us then you are very welcome.

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