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04 2016 Handbook
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2016 Handbook
WELCOME
CONTENTS
A very warm welcome to first timers and
old timers joining us at Westpoint 2016!
This year we want to build on the success of last year’s event. I pray that our
worship will continue to grow deeper and fuller as we come with expectant
and obedient hearts, crying out to God for more of His glory at Westpoint
and in the local church.
Westpoint 2016 is themed, “Truth to tell”. We’ll be focusing on biblical truth,
a double-edged sword for the church to wield in the advance of the gospel.
My hope and desire for this Westpoint is to equip the church in proclaiming
the wonderful truth of the gospel, as well as equipping believers to know
and contend for the truth in our confused world.
It is standing on this truth that we will press into our 20:20 vision for
Commission. This is to see a doubling of the number of Commission
churches proclaiming the truth, and thousands of baptisms as the truth is
told and disciples are made. We also feel God will lead us into many new
nations to preach the gospel and start new churches.
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Speakers & Worship Leaders
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Adults General Info
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Children General Info
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Youth General Info
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Festival General Info
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Programme
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Offering
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Accessibility
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Useful Info
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Commission
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I am so excited about this year’s Westpoint and I am praying that you and
your church will know God’s blessing and enlargement of your borders!
Guy has apostolic oversight of the Commission family of
churches which comprises churches in the UK and India
and a number in Spain and Portugal. He also leads Citygate
Church in Bournemouth.
Westpoint is a Commission event
Commission is an international family of churches led by Guy Miller and his
team. We work together to care for and plant churches, raise leaders, reach
the nations and work with the poor.
Westpoint is an opportunity to gather the churches in Commission together
to worship God, be equipped, hear news and enjoy each other’s company.
What is Commission? How do we work together? Visit the Commission
Zone in the Marketplace, and find out where you can play your part.
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SPEAKERS & WORSHIP
LEADERS
MAIN SPEAKERS (Adults)
Guy Miller
@GuyAMiller
Guy has apostolic oversight of the Commission family
of churches which comprises churches in the UK and
India and a number in Spain and Portugal. He also leads
Citygate Church in Bournemouth. With a passion for
the local church and reaching the lost, you’ll be sure to
be challenged and inspired by what Guy brings.
Mark Jobe
@markjobechicago
Mark is the lead and founding pastor of New Life
Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his
wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of
people to several thousand meeting at over 25 locations
with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is
also the founder of New Life Centers, an organisation
focused on helping youth in underserved areas of
Chicago. He holds a masters degree from Moody
Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from
Bakke Graduate University.
MAIN SPEAKERS (Youth)
Adrian Holloway
@LifeLeaderChris
Adrian is one of the leading evangelists in the whole of
the UK. He is probably best known for his messages at
Newday, after which hundreds of teenagers regularly
give their lives to Jesus, but he is also known for the
amazing healing miracles which follow him around the
country. He is based at Everyday Church, London.
Chris Kilby
@LifeLeaderChris
Now a husband, father and lead elder of Life Church
in Southampton, God saved Chris from a background
of drugs and music. Chris serves the Commission
churches as an evangelist and also leads ‘Home for Good
Southampton’, a local movement which has inspired
similar movements across the nation calling Christians and
churches to lead in the field of adoption and fostering.
Duncan Lee
@DuncanLeeG1A
Phil Moore
@PhilMooreLondon
Phil leads Everyday Church in Wimbledon: one church
with nine services across South London and multiple
services online. He is also the author of the “Straight to
the Heart” series of commentaries and several standalone titles such as “Gagging Jesus” and “The Bible in
100 Pages”.
Mick Taylor
@mickjtaylor
Mick has studied theology at Spurgeon’s College and
Westminster Theological Seminary (USA). He has a love
of learning and teaching the Bible and is the Director
of Training for Commission. Mick is also an elder at
Citygate Church in Bournemouth.
A wannabe professional footballer who became a pastor
instead. 1 wife, 3 kids and leader of GodFirst Church in
Christchurch.
Wendy Mann
@WendyMann5
Wendy Mann is on staff at King’s Arms Church in Bedford
where she leads a supernatural school that equips
believers to see God’s Kingdom break in as part of their
everyday lives. Wendy’s passion is to see believers really
grasp who they are in Christ so that they are empowered
to run the unique race God has marked out for them.
Dave Rogers
@daverogers78
Dave heads up Commission Youth and has been
involved in youth work for the last 12 years. He lives in
Ascot and is an elder at Ascot Life Church.
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SPEAKERS & WORSHIP LEADERS
SEMINAR SPEAKERS
WORSHIP LEADERS
Wendy Mann
Leaders at The Community Church,
Honiton
Simo Charlton
Part of the leadership team at King’s
Arms Church, Bedford
Grace Church, Chichester - Adults
Tim Blaber
Vinu Paul
James Lee
Lead elder at ChristCentral church,
Portsmouth and heads up Commission
Students & 20s
Lead elder of Living Hope Church,
Mumbai, India
City Church, Bristol - Adults
Gary Borland
Steve Petch
Adrian & Jenny Birks
Gary has been on a career break since
May having resigned from his role as
Managing Director of QinetiQ’s Air
business
Lead elder of Grace Church, Chichester,
Midhurst & Bognor
Joe Liddiard
Ascot Life Church - Youth
Eliz Reynolds
Rachel Done-Davis
Andy Phillips
Leader of the Ark at Westpoint
Lead elder of Open Door Church, Sunbury
Ascot Life Church - Youth
Andy Spens
Kate Ellis
Leader of the Ark at Westpoint
John Groves
Part of the leadership team at Hope
Church, Winchester
Adrian Holloway
A leading evangelist within the UK,
based at Everyday Church, London
Amanda Humphrey
Part of the team who help with pastoral
care at the School of Supernatural
Ministry at King’s Arms, Bedford
Mark Jobe
Mark is the lead and founding pastor of
New Life Community Church in the city
of Chicago
Malcolm Kayes
Lead elder of the Coign Church, Woking
Chris Kilby
Lead Elder of Life Church Central,
Southampton
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Mick Taylor
Director of training for Commission
and an elder at Citygate Church,
Bournemouth
Mervyn Thomas
Together with British MoP the late David
Atkinson, Mervyn founded Christian Solidarity
Worldwide acting as Chief Executive since 1999
City Church, Bristol - Adults
Sean Theunissen
Citygate Church, Bournemouth - Adults
Maeve Torrance
City Church, Bristol - Adults
Simon Walker
Lead elder at City Church, Bristol
Pete Winmill
Head of Ministry Events at Prospects
Romance Academy –
Jemimah Woodbridge
Jemimah leads Romance Academy,
a Christian organisation that helps to
promote positive and healthy relationships
with young people, and equips parents and
youth workers with tools and resources
that can help to start the conversation
about sex and relationships
ADULT MEETING HOSTS
Guy Miller
Leader of Commission, Lead elder of Citygate Church,
Bournemouth - Adults
Malcolm Kayes
Lead elder of Coign Church, Woking - Adults
John Wyatt
Emeritus Professor of Neonatal
Paediatrics, University College London
and a Senior Researcher at the Faraday
Institute, Cambridge University
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ADULTS
Bible Reading
Friday and Saturday will start with 45 minutes of worship and a
Bible reading from the book of Jonah with Phil Moore.
Seminars
Each morning there will be a selection of seminars with a variety of speakers.
Topics range from Fostering & Adoption, Assisted Dying & Terminal Care to
Spiritual Growth and Supernatural Living with plenty in between.
CHILDREN
At Westpoint, there is a great range of activities for the children
so that the whole family can be involved. Our aim is for our
children to learn about Jesus and have fun in the process.
PRESCHOOL
Celebrations
Each day there will be a celebration as we gather together for an extended time of
worship, teaching and ministry.
The Hub
For those with children or who prefer a more relaxed environment, the
morning and evening meetings will be streamed live to The Hub.
Worship Extra
For those who prefer an extended time of sung worship in the mornings, there
will be opportunity for this in The Hub. Join us as we express the worship of
our hearts and hear His voice prophetically for ourselves and others.
FOURS FOR JESUS
Sarah Harris
Sarah Hounslow
Grace Church, Chichester
Beacon Church, Camberley
Greg and Becky Bell
Julia Smith
Grace Church, Midhurst
THE KIDS 5-7
Ben Martin
The Coign, Woking
Beacon Church, Camberley
THE KIDS 8-11
Debbie Nurse
GodFirst Church, Christchurch
Offering
On Saturday evening, an offering will be taken.
See pages 46-47 for more information.
Lauren Hamill
Ascot Life Church
Children
Whilst children are welcome in the adult meetings, please ensure they are not
a distraction to others. A live feed of the Main Arena is available in the Hub and
in the Parent & Child Area
NEW FOR 2016!
In partnership with Prospects, we will be running a
stream for adults with learning difficulties and autism
alongside the adult morning Bible Readings. Open
to anyone, these sessions will be a fun and engaging,
ideally suited to those who struggle with the scale of the
main adult meetings. Come along and join us in Tent 3.
Live Stream NEW FOR 2016!
We will be live streaming the adult main meetings on YouTube
and Facebook, so you can listen in from the comfort of your
tent. To access the live streams:
Facebook: facebook.com/commissiontogether
THE ARK
Jim Parsons
City Church, Bristol
Information for parents
Kate Ellis
Life Church, Southampton
Rachel Donne-Davis
City Church, Bristol
Children’s details regarding medical conditions
and allergies should have been submitted prior
to the event. If there have been any changes
since registration, please notify the team when
you take your child to their session.
Parents of children aged 3-11 will be issued with
a card when they drop off their child. Children
will not be released until a person with the
appropriate card comes to collect them.
Please note:
all ages are as of 31st August 2016.
Youtube: search on youtube for “Commission Together” and select
the Commission Channel
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Tea & Toast New for 2016!
The Kids 5-7
Age 0-2 years | Venue – PC | Times – Mornings & Afternoons
Parents with little ones who don’t quite sleep through the night
will be pleased to hear that we are opening a ‘Tea & Toast’ zone
this year. This will be in the Main Arena Foyer and will be open
throughout the night for you to make yourself a cuppa and a slice
of toast whilst you settle your little ones away from the campsite.
Age – 5-7 years | Venue – K3 | Times – Mornings Only
We are very excited about our Olympics theme here in 5-7s this
year. We’ll be running the race, fighting the good fight, and having
lots of fun along the way. We will explore how we know God loves
us, how we can have a relationship with Jesus, and how to know
the Holy Spirit. Every morning is going to be jam-packed with
games, goo, drama and worship. It’s going to be so much fun and
we can’t wait to see you there!
Parent & Child
Age 0-2 years | Venue – PC | Times – Mornings & Afternoons
A dedicated, unmanned facility for 0-2 year olds and their parents
will be open during the morning meetings and whilst the festival is
open in the afternoons. There will be soft play and a live feed from
the Main Arena. Please note: children must be supervised by an
adult at all times.
Preschool
Age – 3 years | Venue – K1 | Times – Mornings Only
The ‘Preschool’ are looking forward to lots of fun as we build our
faith in God by finding out about His creation through play, stories,
arts and crafts, and being thankful for all He has given and all that
we see.
Fours for Jesus
Age – 4 years | Venue – K2 | Times – Mornings Only
Fours for Jesus is back with little bugs and little stories about
little people in the Bible who were a big part of God’s plan. The
all-famous, Spike the hedgehog, will be there and with five fun
stations of craft, drama, being active and more our 4s will be
finding new ways to grow closer to God too.
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The Kids 8-11
Age – 8-11 years | Venue – K4 | Times – Mornings & Evenings
The 8-11s really is the place to be at Westpoint. We are believing
God for more than ever as we come into His presence and learn
about the Kingdom we belong to and how to use His force to
fight the inter-galactic, spiritual battle around us. As always, there
will be times to encounter God in worship and ministry, crazy
competitions and challenges, brilliant crafts and sports, games,
gungings, and of course, the most unforgettable dramas in the
whole of Westpoint. We have 7 action-packed sessions planned,
and you won’t want to miss a moment!
The Ark
Venue – AK | Times – Mornings Only
The Ark will be running a group for any children who have difficulty
accessing the mainstream kids or youth work, whether that is a
result of physical, care, emotional or behavioural needs, or specific
conditions. We have an experienced team so you can be sure your
children are in safe hands. If your child attends a special needs
school, or has specific support to access mainstream school, then
The Ark is here for you. If you feel that your child would benefit
from using The Ark facilities, please contact the Info Point.
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Powerful preaching and amazing worship
This year we are thrilled to have Wendy Mann, Adrian
Holloway, Chris Kilby, Duncan Lee and Dave Rogers
preaching in Commission Youth. Joe Liddiard and Eliz
Reynolds, along with their team will be leading us in
worship.
Workshops
Welcome to Commission Youth at
Westpoint 2016. We’re so excited that you
are here for times of Spirit-filled worship,
life-changing preaching and God breaking
into the lives of many young people. Four
days of faith-filled encounter are in front of
you; come ready to take part in all that God
will do.
Last year was packed with breath-taking stories of God working
amongst us. This year we’re expecting the same. Make no
mistake, we are serious about seeking God, encountering Him
and being transformed so that we can serve him powerfully,
wherever we are. Last year, young people got stuck in by being
obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, using the gifts He
gave them to build each other up – let’s go for it again! We want
to return home more full of the Holy Spirit and God’s truth than
ever, so that we can play our part in the mission we are on, as
part of Jesus’ church.
We will be running different workshops in the mornings
for you to dig deeper into God, faith and life.
after Hours
This year in our Out-of-Hours, we have a packed
programme that includes an open mic night, a silent
disco, a movie night, a charity challenge area (where
you can compete against your friends on a range of
activities), a tuck shop, an Instagram selfie challenge,
and much more. When are we open? Pretty much any
time there isn’t a meeting. Except bedtime… at bedtime
we’ll be in bed!
We look forward to seeing you in the ‘Youth Zone’.
Dave Rogers
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FESTIVAL
The Hub
Competitions
Hosting the live stream of the adult main meetings, the creative
zone during the day and after-hours entertainment at night, the hub
is the place to go to grab a drink and chill with friends old and new.
For those with a competitive side, football, volleyball and rounders
competitions will take place in the Sports Arena. If you would like
to take part, simply register your team at the Info Point by 10.00
of the appropriate day (Junior Football registration will close by
12.30) and make sure your whole team is at the sports arena by
13.45 (otherwise you will forfeit).
The Marketplace
With a range of stalls to browse and a bookshop to peruse, the
marketplace is your one stop shop for treats, goodies and details
of what’s going on in Commission and around the world.
Festival Tents
Each afternoon, a number of activities and workshops will be on
offer, ranging from creative writing to falconry. See the programme
section for more details about what’s on each day.
Please note, most of the afternoon activities have limited capacity
and require you to sign up in advance. You can do this from noon
each day at the Info Point. First come, first served…
Please also be aware that for all festival activities, children should be
accompanied by an adult and participation is taken at your own risk.
Coming with a small church? No problem, you are still very
welcome. At the registration desk in the Info Point there will be
space to sign up and join a “Rest of World” team.
Football
Football competitions will take place on Friday (11 & under and
12s-16s) and Saturday (17+). Teams should number 5 with 2 rolling
subs. No studs or blades are allowed.
Rounders & VoLleyball
Rounders and Volleyball competitions will take place on
Sunday. Rounders competitions will be teams of 10. Volleyball
competitions will be teams of 6. These competitions will be
running at the same time so please do not field players in both
teams as we cannot rearrange games to accommodate this.
Inflatable Park
Basketball
Open from 12:30 - 17:00 each day, the inflatable park contains
activities to get you bouncing, falling…and this year boxing! Come
along to join the fun or park yourself on a picnic bench to watch the
mayhem.
As in previous years, there will also be basketball hoops outside
the Main Arena for anyone to use, however there will be no
organised basketball competitions.
Food & Drink
Feeling peckish? You’ll find an assortment of food vendors in the
festival area.
Cinema
Located in the 5-7s venue (K3), the Westpoint Cinema will be
showing a range of films in the afternoons and evenings. Please
note: all children must be accompanied by an adult. See the
programme section for more details about what’s on each day.
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SPORTS
NEW
FORNEW
2016!FOR 2016!
Handball
New for this year will be Handball. A taster session will take place
outside the Main Arena on Friday afternoon between 14:00 and
15:30. Come along, learn the rules and then enjoy the game! All
welcome. No previous experience needed.
Indoor Sports Arena NEW FOR 2016!
The all new indoor sports arena will be open this year at the back
of the Main Arena and will house badminton, table tennis and
short tennis. You can book a court at the Indoor Sports Arena or
just head over to watch the fun.
(Opening times 08:30 - 09:30, 12:30 - 18:30, 21:30 - 22:30)
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The Marketplace
Silver Dog Jewellery
Sterling Silver jewellery inspired by the North Cornish
Coast.
VENDORS
Toilet Twinning
We are pleased to welcome the following exhibitors and vendors to Westpoint this year:
Toilet Twinning allows someone to twin their loo at
home or work with one that has been built in a poor
community in Africa or Asia.
Child Link International Aid Foundation
Child-Link sell handmade jewellery, bags and scarves to
support the Gnana Deepam School in India which is linked
with Newfrontiers.
Vale do Senhor
Things to know about needy kids in Recife Brazil.
Word 4 Word Bible Comic
Clarity Magazine
A preview and a chance to pre-order a new Bible
Comic being created by Alex Morgan.
A modern magazine for young Christian women. Get
yours now!
Wycliffe
Community Money Advice
Wycliffe Bible Translators exist to enable all peoples
to engage with the Bible in a language that speaks to
their heart.
Community Money Advice enables community groups
to establish local, free to client, face-to-face debt
advice services.
Compassion
Compassion works through local churches in poor
communities around the world to release children from
poverty in Jesus’ name.
Book Shop
We welcome back Keith Jones Christian Bookshop for another
year to provide all your resource needs.
Experience Jordan
Customised experiential tours of Jordan and the Holy
Land.
God at My House
Trendy Christian gifts and greetings cards for all ages.
The Jewel Barrow
Handmade genuine gemstone, freshwater pearl, wirework
and chain mail jewellery.
New Way UK
Creating Buildings and Transforming Organisations.
Oddments Theatre
Oddments is a Christian Theatre Company whose aim is
to produce quality drama that is both entertaining and
thought-provoking.
Pregnancy Centres Network
Come and chat about Pregnancy Crisis Centres and the
PCN.
Join the conversation
Did you know you can follow us on social media? We will
be live tweeting, posting pictures to our Instagram feed, and
updating our Facebook page throughout the event so be sure
to connect with us! If you would like to interact with us during
Westpoint please use #WP16.
Our main platforms are listed below:
Commission Facebook page: facebook.com/commissiontogether/
Commission Twitter feed: twitter.com/_Commission
Commission Instagram: @_commission
Whilst at Westpoint we will mostly be using our event
specific accounts:
Westpoint Facebook page: facebook.com/westpointevent
Prospects
The leading Christian organisation for people with learning
disabilities and their families in the United Kingdom.
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Westpoint Twitter feed: twitter.com/westpointevent
Westpoint Instagram: @westpointtogether
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Thursday 26th August
Evening
PROGRAMME
There is so much happening at
Westpoint! Use this section to choose
from all the great activities going on.
19:00 - 21:00
21:15 - 22:30
Main arena
Evening Celebration
Mark Jobe
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
Youth
Out of Hours
Live Feed from Main Arena
Comedy Night
Paul Kerensa
The Hub Creative Zone
Exhibition Café
Exhibition Open
The Cinema
Kids
Primer (12A)
The Kids 8-11
18:45 - 21:05
Adults
Festival
Cinema
Children
Commission Youth
Sports
Comedy Night
Join us on Thursday at The Hub for an evening of hilarity with
comedian Paul Kerensa - writer of Miranda. Make sure you’re
ready for side-splitting laugher.
Cinema Showing
Primer (12A) - With a budget of just $7,000, Primer has been
described as “scary, puzzling and different” a “terrific, mindbending thriller”. If you like your si-fi to stretch your brain, this
time traveling classic is for you.
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Friday 26th August
Afternoon
Morning
10:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 12:00
Main arena
Bible Reading
Phil Moore
What’s in Your House?
Mark Jobe
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
Jesus and You - Sean Brown
Any Questions? - Sam Pink
Live Feed from Main Arena
Worship Extra
The Hub Creative Zone
14:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:30
Cardboard Kingdom
Jamie Yeates
Cardboard Kingdom
Jamie Yeates
Exhibition
Café
Just Looking - Part 1
Chris Kilby
Tent 1 Music Zone
Truth to Tell The Kids Relationships
Romance Academy
Percussion Workshop
Organic Rhythm
Percussion Workshop
Organic Rhythm
Tent 2 Food Zone
Truth about the Holy Spirit Part 1
Steve Petch
Sushi Making
Hiromi
Sushi Making
Hiromi
Gospel Breakthrough - The
Blessings of Evangelism
Adrian Holloway
Transforming Communities:
Adoption & Fostering
Chris Kilby
Theology - A Truth to Guard
- Part 1
John Groves | Tim Blaber
Basics of Spiritual Growth Part 1
Simon Walker
Naturally Supernatural Kingdom Advance
Wendy Mann
Truth to Tell About The
Beginning of Life
John Wyatt
20:20 Vision - Equipping
Spiritual Leadership
Malcolm Kayes
Bushcraft & Survival Course
Gary Lawton | Alan Kenny
Bushcraft & Survival Course
Gary Lawon | Alan Kenny
Inside Out (U)
102 mins
Brief Encounter (PG)
99 mins
Tent 3 Seminar Tent
Tent 4 Seminar Tent
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
Prospects
09:45 - 10:45
The Cinema
Kids
Sports Arena
All Kids Groups
09:45 - 12:15
Exhibition Open
(12:00 - 19:00)
Parent & Child Area
(0-2s)
Junior Football
Handball (Outside Main Arena)
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Friday 26th August
Evening
19:00 - 21:00
Evening Celebration
Guy Miller
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
Youth Out of Hours
Live Feed from Main Arena
Music Night
Frazer and the Cheers
Exhibition
Café
Commission Youth
Children
Cinema
Festival
Sports
21:15 - 22:30
Main arena
The Hub Creative Zone
Adults
Exhibition Open
Tent 1 Music Zone
Tent 2 Food Zone
Tent 3 Seminar Tent
Tent 4 Seminar Tent
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
Risen (12)
107 mins
The Cinema
Kids
The Kids 8-11
18:45 - 21:05
Sports Arena
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Friday 26th August
ADULT SEMINARS
What’s in Your House? - Mark Jobe
What you set in motion today will affect the season you live in
tomorrow. Change starts by looking at what God has already given
you not what you lack. Discover what it means to start using what’s
in your house instead of waiting for something more. Set a new
season in motion today.
Truth to Tell the Kids – About Relationships - Romance Academy
A fun and frank seminar to help adults talk to their teens about
relationships. This session has been designed to help you have those
conversations that matter the most. This seminar will help you better
understand the current youth culture and will look at how to engage with
your teenagers over these tricky issues.
To live out our faith in this challenging world, every Christian believer
needs to be full of the Holy Spirit and to walk in step with Him.
Despite this need, we can sometimes experience a lack of knowledge
about who the Holy Spirit is and what He actually does. These
seminars will consider some theological aspects of the doctrine of
the Holy Spirit, before taking some time to pray together and seek to
encounter Him personally.
20:20 Vision – Equipping Spiritual Leadership – Malcolm Kayes
Leadership is often forged in the crucible of real challenges and
experience. This first session will cover vital tips, learnt throughout
years of ministry, for on-going development of healthy spiritual
leadership. These include; ‘looking after yourself’, ‘keep learning
and leaning on others’, ‘loving those you lead’, ‘knowing your
capacity’, ‘keep pressing on’, ‘taking people further’, ‘growing in
competence’ and more.
Basics of Spiritual Growth – Part 1 - Simon Walker
Transforming Communities – Adopting & Fostering - Chris Kilby
Come and learn how to grow spiritually. Whether you have been a
follower of Jesus for a long time or you are at the beginning of this
exciting life, these seminars will equip you to grow spiritually. We will
look at the foundation of spiritual life, considering how practically we
can learn to enjoy Bible reading and how you can grow in prayer. We
will also consider how this relates to being part of a church family and
how we connect our faith to a broken world.
Commission is passionate about seeing every church equipped to
set the standards in welcoming and loving children who may have
had a troubled start to life. The church is uniquely positioned to
do this, but sometimes we don’t quite know where to begin. This
seminar will equip leaders to set the pace, children’s and youth
workers to explore the joys and challenges, and everyone else
how to support those who foster and adopt.
Just Looking – Part 1 - Chris Kilby
Maybe you’ve found yourself at Westpoint with friends or family, but
you’ve got some searching questions about faith, and you’re just not
sure… “Just Looking” is for you. It’s a great chance to ask questions and
share opinions in a relaxed environment over a coffee.
Gospel Breakthrough – The Blessings of Evangelism - Adrian Holloway
In the book of Acts, we see Jesus’ disciples making gospel
breakthroughs again and again. However, many Christians today
don’t feel in ‘breakthrough mode’. In this seminar we’ll look at five
benefits we can experience in this life when we engage with those
who are not yet Christians. We don’t obey Christ’s commands for our
sake, but we do get some fringe benefits!
Naturally Supernatural: Kingdom Advance - Wendy Mann
The life that Jesus modelled is meant to be the normal Christian life
for every believer. Come and be inspired about how easy it is to see
God’s Kingdom come in your everyday life. See the sick healed, the
broken bound up and the lost step closer to Jesus wherever you go.
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Truth about the Holy Spirit – Part 1 - Steve Petch
Truth to Tell about the Beginning of Life (Abortion,
Contraception etc.) - John Wyatt
This seminar looks at some of the painful and complex ethical
issues around the beginning of life. 1 in 3 women will have an
abortion, yet many couples struggle with the pain of infertility
and feel driven to use expensive and invasive technology to assist
them. Screening tests during pregnancy raise new questions about
how we should respond if we know that our unborn child may
have a disabling condition. How can we respond to these pastoral
and ethical challenges with Christian compassion and practical
relevance?
Theology: A Truth to Guard – Part 1 - John Groves & Tim Blaber
We aim to show, through Biblical and Church history, both the
devastation that results when God’s people neglect His word and
the great advance when they obediently apply it. The major lesson
from history is this; ‘as we guard the truth, so the truth guards us’.
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Friday 26th August
Percussion Workshop – Organic Rhythm
Commission YOUTH
This workshop is a fun, friendly and relaxing drumming session
where you’ll be learning some African drumming, rhythm games,
songs and have opportunity to create your own rhythms. Drums
will be provided, along with boomwhackers (come and find out
what these are!) and percussion instruments. Suitable for all ages
and abilities - sign up required.
WORKSHOPS
Jesus and You – Sean Brown
Who is Jesus, what did he die for and what does it mean to follow him?
Any Questions? – Sam Pink
Your chance to ask or text any question about God, life or the
universe to our ‘expert’ panel. No question too big, no question
too small, we will do our best to answer them all.
CINEMA SHOWINGS
Inside Out (U)
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Cardboard Kingdom – Jamie Yeates
Calling all children and grownups! Come and help us build something
amazing with a whole lot of cardboard and your imagination.
We will be engaging in creative play, and encouraging ingenuity,
resourcefulness, teamwork and lots of fun - sign up required.
Sushi Making – Hiromi
Whether you’re in need of fresh inspiration for lunch boxes or just
fancy of a new way to eat fish come along and join Hiromi as she
shows us the art of making an authentic Japanese Sushi. 4 session
times available 14:00, 14:50, 15:40 and 16:30 - sign up required.
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life
and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy,
Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how
best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter (PG)
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is
tempted to cheat on her husband.
Risen (12)
In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked
to find the missing body of an executed Jew
rumoured to have risen from the dead.
Bushcraft Survival – Gary Lawton & Alan Kenny
For the first time at Westpoint, International Bodyguard, Gary
Lawton, and Horticulturalist, Alan Kenny, are giving you the
opportunity to see how people survived in nomadic biblical times.
Through Bushcraft Survival, you will be taught some basic skills in
how to live day by day in these harsh environments, experiencing
a little of what it would have been like to live in the times of our
ancestors like Abraham, Sarah and John the Baptist. The course is
open to anyone over 13 years old. All children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult - sign up required.
Note: Includes preparing and cooking meat.
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FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS
Fraser & The Cheers
The Cheers are a young, fun band with a modern
edge, covering the classics from the 60’s through
to the latest chart toppers. Come along for an
evening of great musical entertainment!
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Saturday 27th August
Morning
Afternoon
10:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 12:00
Main arena
Bible Reading
Phil Moore
Tuning In or
Turned Off
Mick Taylor
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
The Global Kingdom - Rahul Rao
The Kingdom at School Andi Norton
Live Feed from Main Arena
Worship Extra
Creative Writing
Laura Dockerill
Exhibition
Café
Just Looking - Part 2
Chris Kilby
Exhibition Open
(12:00 - 19:00)
Tent 1 Music Zone
Truth to Tell The Kids God and the Church
Adrian & Jenny Birks
Singing Workshop
Charley Talbot
Theatre Workshop
Saltmine
Tent 2 Food Zone
Truth about the Holy Spirit Part 2
Steve Petch
Curry & Compassion
Compassion
Sugar Craft
Diane Priest
Gospel Breakthrough - Called
to Stay
Vinu Paul
Transforming Communities:
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Mervyn Thomas
Theology A Truth to Guard - Part 2
John Groves | Tim Blaber
The Hub Creative Zone
Tent 3 Seminar Tent
Prospects
09:45 - 10:45
16:00 - 17:30
Tent 4 Seminar Tent
Basics of Spiritual Growth Part 2
Malcolm Kayes
Naturally Supernatural - Love, Truth to Tell About The End
Identity & Risk
of Life
Wendy Mann
John Wyatt
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
20:20 Vision - Equipping
Strateging Leadership
Gary Borland
Falconry (Above Yellow 1) Xtreme Falconry
Kids
Sports Arena
Internationally Connected Simon Walker
Zootopia (PG)
108 mins
The Cinema
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14:00 - 15:30
All Kids Groups
09:45 - 12:15
The Third Man (PG)
104 mins
Making Church Accessible - Rachel Donne-Davis,
Pete Winmill & Kate Ellis (The Ark 14.00-15.30)
Parent & Child Area (0-2s)
Adult Football
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Saturday 27th August
Adults
Commission Youth
Children
Cinema
Festival
Sports
Evening
19:00 - 21:00
21:15 - 22:30
Main arena
Evening Celebration
Guy Miller
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
Youth Out of Hours
The Hub Creative Zone
Live Feed from
Main Arena
Theatre Night
Saltmine
Exhibition Café
Exhibition Open
Tent 1 - Music
Zone
Win a £50 amazon voucher!
To win, simply shoot and send us the picture that you think best sums up
Westpoint 2016. You can enter as many times as you like, so get snapping!
Here’s how you enter:
Tent 2 - Food
Zone
1. Capture
Use your digital camera or phone to capture your Westpoint moments.
Tent 3 - Seminar
Tent
2. Send to us!
You can send your photo to us in a variety of ways:
Tent 4 - Seminar
Tent
Instagram - Upload your photo to Instagram and tag us using @
westpointtogether and #WP16
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
Facebook - Upload to our Westpoint event Facebook page https://www.
facebook.com/westpointevent/
Imitation Game (12)
114 mins
The Cinema
Kids
Westpoint 2016
Photo Competition
The Kids 8-11
18:45 - 21:05
Twitter - Tweet your photo to us using @westpointevent and #WP16
The closing date is 29th August. The winning photo will be announced across
our social media.
Terms & Conditions: Ensure you have the permission of all people in your photo. If we love it, it may be used in future
publicity and by entering you agree this is OK. All entries must be received by 29/08/16.
Sports Arena
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Saturday 27th August
ADULT SEMINARS
Truth to Tell the Kids – God and the Church
- Adrian & Jenny Birks
Our children are influenced in so many different ways and from
a wide variety of sources, from friends to Facebook, teachers to
television. This seminar explores ways in which we as parents can
communicate our Christian values to our children and considers a
range of issues and questions, including: how to explain the gospel,
handling our own weaknesses, forgiving others, the church and
family life, life and death, and money and giving.
Tuning in or Turned off (Wisdom, Scripture, Prophecy)
- Mick Taylor
God has always used three channels to guide his people: wisdom,
scripture and prophecy. However most of us are not equally
good at tuning in to all three modes of revelation. This seminar is
designed to help you identify your strengths, know how to develop
them and help you appreciate and relate to those who hear God
differently. When this happens we are not only more effective but
have a lot more fun.
Basics of Spiritual Growth – Part 2 - Malcolm Kayes
Come and learn how to grow spiritually. Whether you have been a
follower of Jesus for a long time or you are at the beginning of this
exciting life these seminars will equip you to grow spiritually. We will
look at the foundation of spiritual life, considering how practically
we can learn to enjoy Bible reading and how you can grow in
prayer. We will also consider how this relates to being part of a
church family and how we connect our faith to a broken world.
Gospel Breakthrough – Called to Stay - Vinu Paul
Galilee to Decapolis! This is an amazing story of Gospel
breakthrough but why did Jesus not allow the healed demon
possessed man to follow Him? Jesus had to leave, but he knew
that the man’s place was in his own home, where he could bear
witness to the Saviour. This man became one of the earliest
missionaries to the Gentiles.
Truth about the Holy Spirit – Part 2 - Steve Petch
In order to live out our faith in this challenging world, every
Christian believer needs to be full of the Holy Spirit and to walk in
step with Him. Despite this need, we can sometimes experience
a lack of knowledge about who the Holy Spirit is and what He
actually does. These seminars will consider some theological
aspects of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, before taking time to
pray together and seek to encounter Him personally.
20:20 Vision – Equipping Strategic Leadership - Gary Borland
There are a number of key competencies and capabilities required of
our leaders, but at the most fundamental level, leadership is all about
language – talking and listening. There is generally no shortage of
talk, but genuine listening is absent among many leaders. This session
will explore how challenging something as apparently simple as
listening can be, and how leadership effectiveness can dramatically
improve in the presence of radical listening.
Naturally Supernatural: Love, Identity & Risk - Wendy Mann
Just Looking – Part 2 - Chris Kilby
Maybe you’ve found yourself at Westpoint with friends or family, but
you’ve got some searching questions about faith, and you’re just not
sure… “Just Looking” is for you. It’s a great chance to ask questions
and share opinions in a relaxed environment over a coffee.
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If you want to see God’s Kingdom come wherever you go, you have
to be willing to take some risks. Come and discover how taking risks
can be fun, as you really get to grips with God’s unchanging love
for you and the truth about your identity in Christ (You don’t have to
attend Naturally Supernatural #1 to come to this).
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Transforming Communities: Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Mervyn Thomas
Proverbs 31 tells us to speak up for those unable to speak for
themselves. With 75% of the world’s population living in countries
with major restrictions on religious freedom, how do we as
Christians make our voices heard in the corridors of power?
With inspirational stories of men and women of faith around
the world, I shall be exploring how every one of us can be
effective advocates for those suffering violence, torture and even
martyrdom for their faith.
Truth to Tell about End of Life (Assisted Dying, Terminal Care) –
John Wyatt
This seminar looks at some of the painful and complex ethical
issues at the end of life. There is increasing pressure for a change
in the law to allow doctors to give lethal poisons to those who
wish to die. At the same time many older people fear the prospect
of dependence, disability or dementia. Is suicide ever a Christian
option? What does it mean to die well and to die faithfully, in the
light of the Christian hope? How should medical decisions be
made in terminal illness and how can the Christian community
support those who are facing death?
Theology: A Truth to Guard – Part 2 – John Groves & Tim Blaber
How has a commitment to truth shaped our churches over the
years? What does it mean for us today to ‘guard the good deposit’?
As one generation speaks to another, we aim to identify aspects of
truth we must guard both now and in the years to come.
Internationally Connected – Simon & Kate Walker
Come and hear news from around the world. Meet leaders and
church planters from other nations and find out how you can
support them. Also, come and explore what it means to go to
another nation to church plant or serve in some way.
Making Your Church More Accessible
– Rachel Donne-Davis, Pete Winmill & Kate Ellis
Interactive seminar exploring how we can make church accessible
and engaging for all those with additional needs. Drawing on the
experiences of people who have worked with children and adults
with additional needs in a variety of contexts, we’ll explore the
challenges and opportunities for the church in this area of ministry.
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Commission YOUTH
WORKSHOPS
The Global Kingdom – Rahul Rao
Grow, Glow & Go for the Glory of Christ. Find out God’s heart
for mankind, Christ’s commission to the disciples and the Spirit’s
impact on the early church to go to the ends of the earth.
The Kingdom at School – Andi Norton
Ever find the school environment a battle field for your faith?
Come hear teaching and stories of how people have got to a place
of effectively bringing the Kingdom to their school.
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Curry & Compassion – Compassion
Come and hear Jane tell of how Compassion child sponsorship made
a difference in his life growing up in the slums of Kolkata, India whilst
he cooks his mum’s mouth-watering curry. You will be entertained &
inspired by Jane’s incredible story of hope in the face of poverty and
gain some culinary skills along the way.
Sugar Craft – Diane Priest
Do your cakes need something new to make them stand out from
the crowd? Ever wondered how to create amazing cake decorations?
Come along to this session and Diane will teach you how to make
simple but effective sugar craft animals for use as cake toppers.
Suitable for all ages - sign up required.
Creative Writing – Laura Dockerill
This workshop is for budding wordsmiths and those with a passion for
writing. Whatever your age or experience there is a workshop for you.
Laura will be running through a selection of exercises and word-games
as well as giving helpful pointers for future ‘Shakespeares’ and ‘Austens’.
Session times: 14:00 for Junior school ages, 15:15 for Secondary
school ages and 16:30 for adults - sign up required.
Singing Workshop – Charley Talbot
Back by popular demand, Charley will be running two vocal skills
workshops for learning & improving your singing voice. One workshop
will be focused on musical theatre and the second on worship. Session
times 14:00 for musical theatre and 14:45 for worship - sign up required.
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Saturday 27th August
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Falconry – Xtreme Falconry
Love birds of prey? Love extreme sports? Then why not combine the two
with our all new extreme falconry display. Xtreme Falconry’s Bird of Prey
displays promise to thrill any audience, come along and observe the incredible
power of the Eagles, the cute and cuddly Owls and Falcons swooping past at
150mph. One not to be missed! Session times 14:00 and 16:00.
Theatre Workshop – Saltmine Theatre Company
Are you involved in drama in your local community or passionate about
seeing it happen? Want to know how to create new material that you
can perform? This workshop will be an introduction to theatre and how
to make sketches for your church from scratch. We will be looking at the
basics, with drama exercises that you can do with a group of budding
actors to grow their performance skills. We will also look at where ideas
for sketches come from; allowing you to gain a backstage view on how
Saltmine creates their own sketches and plays - sign up required.
FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS
Theatre Night – Saltmine Theatre Company – John
Newton: Amazing Grace
Saltmine’s portrayal of John Newton’s life story,
from slave-ship captain to church leader and author
of the famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, is a powerful
and moving celebration of the transformative power
of Grace. This production has toured theatres and
churches and has also been performed at Spring
Harvest and at the Fringe to great acclaim.
CINEMA SHOWINGS
Zootopia (PG)
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie
bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work
together to uncover a conspiracy.
The Third Man (PG)
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the
mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
The Imitation Game (12A)
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries
to crack the enigma code with help from fellow
mathematicians.
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Sunday 28th August
Morning
10:00 - 10:45
Main arena
Commission
Youth
The Hub Creative Zone
Afternoon
11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:30
Main Meeting
Guy Miller
Main Meeting
The Importance of the Big Toe Sam Pink
Kingdom Foundations Simon Argent
Live Feed from Main Arena
Fabric Craft
Hannah Crocombe
Exhibition Café
DJ Workshop
Dave Ashley
Tent 2 - Food
Zone
Prospects
09:45 - 12:00
Search & Rescue
Gary Lawton | Alan Kenny
The Cinema
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20:20 Vision - Equipping
Pioneering Leadership
Steve Petch
Dealing with Disappointment
Amanda Humphrey
& Andy Phillips
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
Sports Arena
Song Writing
Jonathan Cotton
Choir & Cake
Helen Southey
Tent 4 - Seminar
Tent
Kids
Big Art Attack
Faye Bowden
Exhibition Open
(12:00 - 19:00)
Tent 1 - Music
Zone
Tent 3 - Seminar
Tent
16:00 - 17:30
Jungle Book (PG)
106 mins
All Kids Groups
09:45 - 12:15
Roman Holiday (U)
135 mins
Parent & Child Area
(0-2s)
Rounders | Volleyball
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Sunday 28th August
Evening
18:30 - 20:30
Evening Celebration
Mark Jobe
Commission
Youth
Main Meeting
Youth Out of Hours
Live Feed from Main Arena
Quiz Night
Exhibition Café
Commission Youth
Children
Cinema
Festival
Sports
21:15 - 22:30
Main arena
The Hub Creative Zone
Adults
Exhibition Open
Tent 1 - Music
Zone
Tent 2 - Food
Zone
Tent 3 - Seminar
Tent
Tent 4 - Seminar
Tent
The Cabin Outdoor Zone
The Cinema
Kids
13 Going on 30 (12)
94 mins
The Kids 8-11
18:45 - 21:05
Sports Arena
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Sunday 28th August
ADULT SEMINARS
Dealing with Disappointment – Amanda Humphrey and andy phillips
Fabric Craft – Hannah Crocombe
Someone once said that the biggest barrier to spiritual breakthrough in
the UK is disappointment in the hearts of believers that has never been
dealt with. All of us experience pain and disappointment in our lives; it’s
the reality of being human and living in a fallen world. This seminar will
include testimony, practical steps that a believer can take to process past
hurts and disappointment and an opportunity for ministry.
Hannah will be running a drop in style session with a number of
different arts and craft activities available, including easy and fun
mini projects aimed at ages 4-13 or young at heart - sign up required.
20:20 Vision – Equipping Pioneering Leadership – Steve Petch
Pioneering leaders are those who take new ground, establish new
works and lay foundations for others to build on. Church planting,
starting multisite congregations, adopting new churches into our
family, launching into new nations, starting new ministries... all
of this and more, requires pioneering leadership. What makes a
pioneering leader? What are some challenges? How can I make
sure I follow God’s lead? This seminar will be a mix of talk, Q&A
and prayer for those feeling called to pioneer.
Commission YOUTH
WORKSHOPS
Kingdom of God – The importance of the Big Toe!
Did you know that if you lost your big toe in a freak accident –
you would struggle to stand up or walk? In the Bible God uses
the body to illustrate how each of the parts of the His body (the
church) are needed. You are a part of this body, maybe even the
big toe, and you play a vital part in bringing God’s Kingdom to the
earth. Come and discover more about the adventure God has for
you and the part God has you to play. We will also be praying for
you to receive gifts from God.
Kingdom Foundations – Simon Argent
We are told that the Bible and prayer are two fundamentals of the
Christian faith. How can we fully engage with God through them
and come to a place of really enjoying them? In this workshop
we’ll look at how we can practically lay these foundations in our
lives and come to really enjoy them.
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FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Big Art Attack – Faye Bowden
Come along to fun with Faye where she’ll be running an art
workshop with an Olympic theme and where a gold medal is
guaranteed! There will be four drop-in stations with different
activities for kids to get stuck in to! Please note, children must be
accompanied by parents.
Choir and Cake – Helen Southey
All ages and experiences welcome to this choir and cake session
with Helen. There will be various vocal warm ups, followed by
a chance to learn a song to perform together at the end of the
session. Helen will be finishing with tea and home-made cake where
she’ll be talking about the community choir she runs in her church,
with time for questions for those who would be inspired to do
likewise. No sign up required.
DJ Workshop – Dave Ashley
Ever looked at DJs and wondered what they’re actually doing with all
the controls? Come along to this informative session and learn the
basics of DJ-ing and mixing tracks - sign up required.
Song Writing – Jonathan Cotton
Jonathan is a professional musician and song writer. Whether you’re a
budding song writer, or you’ve got ideas you’d love to explore, whatever
your age, come and join Jonathan for this excellent workshop.
Search & Rescue Course – Gary Lawton & Alan Kenny
International Bodyguard, Gary Lawton, and Horticulturalist, Alan
Kenny, will provide you with some basic skills to complete a search
and rescue mission. This is a practical session where you will learn
how to read your natural surroundings, work as a team, locate the
person of interest and extract them back to base camp. The course
is open to anyone over 13 years old. All children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult - sign up required.
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CINEMA SHOWINGS
The Jungle Book 2016 (PG)
After a threat from the tiger, Shere Khan,
forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub
named Mowgli embarks on a journey of
self-discovery with the help of panther,
Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.
Roman Holiday (U)
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her
guardians and falls in love with an American
newsman in Rome.
13 Going On 30 (12)
A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday
and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old
woman.
FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS
Quiz Night
Show off your general knowledge at the Westpoint
Quiz Night. Use your knowledge to win new
friends or get a team together in advance and see
if you’re up to the challenge. Will you be crowned
the Westpoint 2016 Quiz Champion?
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WESTPOINT OFFERING
Every year we take up an offering to
support the ministry of Commission. Thank
you so much for your ongoing generosity.
2015 Offering
So how was the offering from 2015 used?
Last year the offering was an incredible £245,000! This has been
used all round the world to strengthen and start new churches, train
leaders, run conferences, contribute to ministry with the poor and
provide crisis relief. Have a look at the graph on the opposite page
for more information.
‘Task Team’ funds are used for planning and resourcing the growth
of all our core activities.
Funds going towards ‘new initiatives’ are used to explore new
opportunities that Commission is invited to or where the leadership
team feels God is calling us to get more involved.
2016 Offering
This will be used to start new churches in the UK and continue our
mission together in India and the Far East, Iberian Peninsula, Middle East
and the US. We are also continuing to build links with Brazil.
As part of the wider Newfrontiers global church network we also
support other apostolic ministries as we partner in our mission together.
As always, we will contribute to crisis relief and ministry with the poor
which is a vital part of our ministry together.
UK Church Planting
25000
Event Underwriting
35000
Newfrontiers Global Resourcing 21000
India and Far East
45000
Iberian Peninsula
22000
Middle East
3000
Zambia2000
Latin America
3500
US 19000
New Initiatives
5000
Crises Relief and Social Action
30500
Task Teams 13000
Bank Charges
1500
Ministry Reserves
28500
In line with best practice, we carry reserves to enable us to respond to
any unforeseen events.
A proportion of the offering will be used to cover some of this year’s
event cost.
Practical Details
The offering will be held during the Saturday evening meeting. If
you wish to give, there are a number of ways to do this. Please
pick up one of the ‘Giving to Commission’ envelopes which will
be available during the event. If you are giving by cheque, please
make it out to ‘Commission Apostolic Trust Ltd’. If you are a UK tax
payer, please fill out the Gift Aid section of the envelope if you did
not do so last year.
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Prospects
ACCESSIBILITY
We are keen for all delegates to enjoy Westpoint
to the full and have made the following available:
In partnership with Prospects, we will be running a stream for adults
with learning difficulties and autism alongside the adult morning
Bible Readings. Open to anyone, these sessions will be a fun and
engaging, ideally suited to those who struggle with the scale of the
main adult meetings. Come along and join us in Tent 3.
Large Print
Hard of hearing
Large Print handbooks are available from the Info Point upon request.
Deaf interpretation will be provided in the adult main meetings and
seminars along with electronic note taking. Those wishing to make use of
this should sit in the front, right hand section of the Main Arena.
Buggy System
An induction loop will also be in operation in the front, right hand section
of the Main Arena.
If you are hard of hearing and wish to attend a cinema showing, please
inform the steward who will ensure the sub-titles are turned on.
Wheelchair user
Space for wheelchairs will be left in each of the blocks of chairs in
the Main Arena for your use. Please note that K3 and the Cinema
are located on the first floor where an accessible lift is available.
Amenities
As we have a no car on site policy, buggies will be travelling
around the site on set routes to enable our less able delegates to
get around. If you wish to make use of this service, please contact
the Site Office for a pass and route plan. With the exception of
one located outside the Main Arena there are no buggy stops, so
please flag down the buggy if you wish to get on.
During the main meetings the buggies will be stationed outside of
the Main Arena, so if you need one, just ask.
We really hope you enjoy your time at Westpoint. If you have any
concerns, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator via the
Info Point.
Accessible toilets are available on the campsite and are also
situated in the Main Arena. Please refrain from using these facilities
if you are able-bodied.
SAFETY
For those needing accessible showers, we have an arrangement
with the local sports centre to use their facilities. If you require
transport to the centre, please contact the Info Point.
Blue Badge Parking
Parking for blue badge holders is available by the Main Arena for
day visitors and in the main car park for camping delegates. Please
ask a member of the Traffic Team for more information.
The Ark
The Ark will be running a group for any children who have
difficulty accessing the mainstream kids or youth work whether
that is a result of physical, care, emotional or behaviour needs or
specific conditions. We have an experienced team so you can be
sure your children are in safe hands. If your child attends a special
needs school, or has specific support to access main-stream
school, then The Ark is here for you.
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Fire & BBQ’s
For safety reasons, only gas BBQ’s may be used at Westpoint. No
open fires of any kind are permitted.
Fire points are scattered amongst the camping areas. Please
ensure you know where the nearest one is.
Assembly Areas
For safety reasons, please make sure you are aware of where the
evacuation zones are located, so that you can get there quickly in
the event of an emergency.
Emergency Contact
In the event of an emergency, please call the emergency number:
07934 714235 which will be manned at all times.
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USEFUL INFO
Electric Hook-up
The site address is: Westpoint, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Please note that electric hook-up is not permitted. Please do
not connect your caravan to the electric points on the site. Any
unauthorised connections will be disconnected.
Arrival & Departure
Gates
Address
Arrival is from 10:00 - 22:00 on Thursday 25th August.
Departure is from 15:30 - 17:30 Sunday 29th August or
07:00 - 12:00 on Monday 30st August.
Please note, vehicles will not be allowed on site outside of these
times.
Baby Changing
A baby changing area is available near the Info Point.
Bikes
For health & safety reasons, bikes are not permitted on site.
Cars & Parking
Cars should be removed to the main car park and other vehicles
to the ‘oversized vehicles’ car park as soon as they are unloaded,
and by 22:00 Thursday at the latest. They will only be permitted
back on site from 15:30 – 17:30 on Sunday and from 07:00
Monday. Any vehicular access outside of these times will only be
permitted in exceptional circumstances, by prior arrangement with
Westpoint.
Camper Vans
Camper vans must remain stationary whilst on site, only being
moved from 10:00 - 22:00 on Thursday, from 15:30 – 17:30 on
Sunday and from 07:00 - 12:00 Monday.
Generators
Generators are not permitted on site.
Info Point
This year the Info Point can be found in two locations.
09:00 - 14:00 – Outside the Main Arena
14:00 - 17:30 – The Marketplace
17:30 - 22:30 – Outside the Main Arena
Leftover food
At the end of Westpoint if you have any unused non-perishable
food why not consider donating this to your local foodbank?
Medical Emergencies
In the event of an emergency, please call the emergency number:
07934 714235 which will be manned at all times.
The First Aid team are on call 24 hours a day, there is also a 24
hour Emergency Department and walk-in-centre during the day at
the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, EX2 5DW.
Mobile Phones
Dogs and pets are not allowed on site, except for guide dogs.
There are no phone charging facilities on site, any electrical
devices left plugged into sockets in the Main Arena will be
removed.
Downloads
Photography & Filming
Recordings of the Main Meetings and adult seminars will be
available for download from
www.commission-together.org/resources following the event.
You and your children may be photographed or filmed for use in
advertising future events. Please tell the photographer if you or
your children do not wish to take part in this.
Dogs & other pets
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Please be aware that for security reasons, the gates to the site
are locked at 23:00 and reopened at 07:30. Access to and from
the site outside of these times is only possible on foot via Orange
Gate.
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Quiet on site
Our curfew time is strictly 23:00. Please respect those families
who have young children by observing this time.
Rubbish & Recycling
Rubbish disposal is available on site. Please recycle where possible
and put other rubbish into black bags before using the rubbish
skips. Please help us by removing everything from your pitch when
you leave.
Security
Please remember that although this is a Church event, Westpoint
cannot guarantee the integrity of all delegates. As such, please
keep an eye on your valuables.
Shops
A 24 hour Tesco Extra is about 10 minutes’ drive
(postcode EX2 7EZ) and local shops are nearby. Gas and camping
equipment is available from a caravan shop just down the road
(postcode EX2 7JL) or Cotswold Camping Shop
(postcode EX3 0QH)
Testimonies
We love to hear what God has been doing amongst us across the
weekend, so if you have a testimony, please hand it to the Info
Point or contact us via the website.
THANK YOU
99% of all those who work at Westpoint are
volunteers.
Please make your appreciation felt to those
who are serving you at this year’s event.
Coming back to Westpoint 2017? Why not
join the team and help make it happen?!
Wristbands
On arrival, all delegates will be issued with a wristband which must
be worn at all times whilst on site. Access to any venue or meeting
will not be permitted by any person without a wristband. Any
delegate who leaves the site will only be permitted back if they
have their wristband. If you lose your wristband, please go to the
Bookings Office by the car park.
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COMING UP IN
Commission
We run many events in Commission to equip you for the mission God has for you.
Here’s what is happening in the next few months.
Persevering with Purpose | 1st October 2016
The Persevere with Purpose Conference is for those at or approaching retirement.
The world may see us as ‘past it’ but God wants to encourage us to persevere with
His purposes in the coming years.
Jubilee + - Churches that Change Communities | 29th October 2016
Jesus was anointed by the Spirit to bring good news to the poor – the same Spirit
anoints us. This day is for those with a heart for the poor and will include seminars,
networking, worship and prayer.
What is Commission?
Commission is an international family of
churches led by Guy Miller and his team.
Grown out of Newfrontiers, we have churches
in the UK, India, Nepal, Portugal and Spain, as
well as connections with churches in other
nations.
What do we do?
We work together to make disciples, reach the
nations and transform communities.
Good to Go | 5th November 2016
This one day event will help encourage and envision those who are looking to serve
God through church planting, both overseas and in the UK. During this day we aim
to cover a range of topics on church planting; so, whether you are only just thinking
about this, or actively making plans to go, this day will inspire and excite you.
10:10 | 26th November 2016
At Commission we are not only passionate about mission and church planting, but
equipping members of our local church communities in their God given identity
and purpose in Christ. 10:10 is a day CST is hosting to encourage and envision our
singles to find their identity and fulfilment in life through living for Christ and doing
so to the full.
CST | February 2017 (Date & programme details coming soon)
CST is an event aimed at the 18-30 age bracket, but is also open to anyone in their
30s. Primarily CST is for people from Commission churches, but not exclusively! We
hope this event will be an empowering and equipping time, with anointed worship and
preaching and practical teaching helping us to grapple with the call of God on our lives.
The Fathers Heart Conference | 23rd & 24th June
Join us as we encounter the extravagant love of our Father together. Come expectant
that as you meet with Him you will enter into a new place of joy and freedom.
Find out more at www.commission-together.org
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TRAINING AND
RAISING LEADERS
Training workers and leaders to build and start
churches or serve in the marketplace is crucial if
we are to remain a movement and not fossilise.
Our various excellent training programs around the
world are intentional about preparing our people to
fulfil the Great Commission. Commission in name,
Commission in action.
UK TRAINING
OPPORTUNITIES
In our UK training we work alongside churches to
develop effective disciples and strong leaders for
the contemporary church and God’s world.
Word Plus
Regional based training for
all who want to learn to
think and live biblically.
(10 Saturdays over 2
years).
FIND OUT MORE
IMPACT
A gap year discipleship
programme for pre or
post-college and for those
taking a career break.
Serve a local church, be
discipled, and experience
insightful teaching.
Visit the Commission Zone in the Marketplace,
and find out what we do in Commission and
how you can get involved in church planting,
training, social action, and going to the nations.
LEADERSHIP ADVANCED
LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONS
Biblical and theological
training that equips for
leadership in the church, at
work, and for life.
(Two years, 8 Friday &
Saturdays per year).
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Seminar-based training
giving in-depth insight into
the scriptures and training
on how to communicate its
message effectively.
(Two years, 18 days a year).
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ENJOYED
WESTPOINT
2016?
Come back next year for more worship,
teaching and family fun.
Westpoint 2017
24th – 28th August
SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Simon Holly – Author and Leader of
Kings Arms Church, Bedford
Terry Virgo – Founder of Newfrontiers
(Subject to change)
Bookings Now Open
www.westpointevent.org.uk

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