Set on an idyllic farm in Gloucestershire, the Shift Weekend is an intimate three-day retreat where 20s and 30s from across the country (and further afield) gather to rest, reflect and be challenged to continue surrendering their lives to their Creator.
Encountering His presence together - it’s always a time of refreshing in which we are renewed by His truth!
Across the Weekend we keep a fairly loose schedule, with key activities including; worship, solid bible teaching, prayer, partying, playing and time to meet and be encouraged by fellow brothers and sisters of the faith. It’s always a powerful time of transformation in which we leave more equipped to partner with God for the renewal of our cities.
Check out a brief recap of the Shift Weekend 2019 here, and if you’re interested in attending next year’s Weekend we’d love to have you…
But we do want want to be honest up front - the Weekend is for those who want to be challenged to live lives sold out for God and His purposes, and want to be envisioned for what it looks like to be a radical disciple of Jesus in 2020!
Ticket for Shift Weekend 2020 will be available in January 2020.
The Leigh Court
We had the immense privilege of having Simon Guillebaud as our guest speaker for Shift Weekend 2019.
Simon is a passionate evangelist who has spent the past twenty years living in Burundi, Central Africa.
Founder of Great Lakes Outreach, he has experienced extraordinary things living life on the front line and in the thick of this, has seen the Lord move in powerful ways through his ministry.
Simon spoke passionately over the weekend and challenged us to live lives in which we are FULLY COMMITTED and FULLY KNOWN by God. Encouraging us not to succumb to the pressures of a secular society, and giving us a beautiful sense of vision for what it might mean for the world if we did so.
The feedback to the Weekend was overwhelming, with countless people encountering God in powerful way.
Many of you also commented on the incredible sense of community and family that God has cultivated between us as a community; even those who came alone! This is what we believe happens when you gather people of the same heart and mind who are passionate about following Jesus with their whole lives.
Catered meals and drinks will be provided across the Weekend, and are included in your ticket purchase!
Where do I pitch my tent?
On arrival, you will be shown where the camping area is. If you need a hand putting your tent up, there will be plenty of people around to help.
What about loos and showers?
A limited number of showering and toilet facilities will be available on site.
Should I bring a fold-up camping chair or blanket?
Seating in the main barn is provided, but we suggest you bring something for the seminars, meals, etc. As long as it's dry, most people will be sitting on the grass!
Are gazebos allowed?
Us Shift-ers love gathering people! That is why we provide opportunities which encourage us to mingle and make new friends, to welcome and practice hospitality. As there are a number of social areas at the weekend already, we recommend not bringing extra gazebos.
How do I get there?
You can either drive - Google Maps address (The Leigh, GL19 4AF) - OR nearest train station - Gloucester station.
Is there Parking?
Yes. You will be instructed on arrival where to park.
Can I get picked up from the train station?
Yes. Between 16:00 – 19:00, we’ll have cars picking up delegates from Gloucester Station every hour, just look out for the Shift t-shirts.
Where can I find the schedule?
Do I need to register on arrival?
Indeed you will - as you drive onto the farm you'll be met by the registration team and further directions to the car park and main campsite.
What time can I arrive from?
The campsite opens from 16:00 for registration, with dinner being served from 18:00.
What time does the first main session start on the Friday? 20:00
What about people arriving late?
Ideally we’d love for you to get to camp in time for dinner, but if you will be arriving later on Friday and would like a plate put aside for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What else to bring?
A DRINKING MUG and WATER BOTTLE ARE ESSENTIAL (let's help steward the Earth well!) as there won't be cups provided on site. Bibles, Notepads, Tent, Sleeping Bag, Torches, Warm clothing and blankets (the barn can get quite chilly in the evenings!) Toiletries, Medication (if required), Monies - if you’d like to purchase any items from our pop-up shop...and most importantly, COME EXPECTANT!
Can I volunteer?
Yes! The Shift Weekend is only made possible through the amazing efforts of our dedicated volunteer team. If you'd wish to serve this year, please click the 'volunteer ticket’ option above.
Please see our T&C’s page HERE
How does the food and drink work?
All food and refreshments are included in the price of your ticket, and specific dietary requirements are catered for.
Are drinks and snacks available outside of meal times? Or should I bring them?
Refreshments will be available throughout the day from our food area by the farmhouse, but if there is something specific you would like to bring then please do!
Can you bring your own camping stove or BBQ?
As all food is provided and particularly being aware of the working farm we are staying on, please refrain from bringing your own cooking equipment.
Can I bring alcohol?
We’ll be having an alcohol-free weekend and would appreciate it if you would respect this decision by not bringing alcohol onto the campsite.
Is there anywhere to charge my phone?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide plug sockets or the necessary electricity supply to charge hundreds of phones. Consider the weekend a chance to step away from your mobile device! (For those who may need their phones for important communication, we suggest bringing a charged battery pack).