Sligo17 is a holiday as much as a conference. You can fill your day with everything that is going on, or take it at a pace that suits you (or the weather!).
8.00am - Starting the day
The day can start at 8am with a Boot Camp, that can include workouts from circuits to spinning. This will keep you in tip top condition during Sligo17! Each morning, we also have a time of prayer and worship on alternative mornings from 8.30am.
9.30am - Morning Bible Teaching
The Morning Bible Teaching kicks off the main programme of the day, grab a seat in the Arena or Venue 2. This session starts with worship and each morning Bishop Rennis Ponniah will be delivering biblical teaching. All of our main sessions will have the opportunity for prayer ministry.
If you fancy something a little acoustic and intimate why not try Venue 2? Venue 2 has it’s own host, worship leader, ministry team and speaker.
11.00am - Break
The first session is over, time for a break so pickup a coffee and treat, and plan the rest of the day.
11.45am - Morning Seminars
The second morning session hosts a range of seminars; some are stand alone, others follow a stream each day, or are part of a series. Make sure you look at The Guide, read up on what is on, and get there early. Alternatively, pull up a chair in one of the cafes and take it easy!
During the two morning sessions there is a fantastic programme for 0 - 18s. Age specific programmes that ensure your children are having an outstanding time and encountering Jesus are our top priorities.
With the two morning sessions over you can pick up lunch in one of the cafes on site, or head into Sligo and try one of the many cafes, restaurants or pubs.
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The afternoon programme hosts a variety of seminars and workshops. These can range from resources for churches, peoples sharing their stories, through to practical workshops. The afternoon is also the perfect time to explore the surrounding area. There will be some tips in The Guide of places that are great to visit.
The Marquee in Yeats Village, is our community hub for the week. In the afternoons there will be some informal activities that the everyone can get involved in. We love community! We encourage it throughout the entire conference and hope that you get involved in what is going on. If you are here on your own, or the first time, keep an eye for the blackboards around the site. People use them to write up their plans for the afternoon, including meeting points and times for others to get involved too.
If you are staying in Yeats, Clarion or Benbulben Apartments, you’ve got a kitchen and everything you need to self cater for the week. If you don’t fancy cooking, we have some recommendations of restaurants in The Guide.
7.15pm - Evening Celebration
We gather again in the evening for our Evening Celebrations in The Arena & Venue 2. Each night a different speaker will be sharing what is on their heart and these sessions will model Worship, Teaching & Ministry. Programmes for those aged 5 - 18’s also run during this session with a dedicated space in the Arena for parents who wish to bring their little ones, with an audio and visual link .
9.30pm - Evening Entertainment
You’ve made it to the evening and its time to wind down. Visit The Marquee for informal gatherings including fire pits, outdoor movies, crepes and ice cream. Take part in the quiz, or show off your dance moves at some larger gatherings in the Clarion Hotel.
On alternative evenings, we also continue worship and prayer with late night worship running until after midnight. Come and go as you please. Or rather, invite a few friends round to your accommodation and relax.
It starts all again tomorrow.
*Wednesday we take the afternoon off after the morning bible teaching and come back together for the evening celebration (everyone needs a break mid week!). On Friday, we host a family celebration and village party - bouncy castles, BBQ’s and lots of activities that young or old, families or individuals can get involved in.
**Times are subject to change.