We love to see and hear what you've done on your Venture. Read some comments from Venture members and leaders – and use this page to tell us about your own experiences.
Stories from Ventures
'I read what the children had written on the sails of the boats they'd made during a prayer time in the worship - they'd been encouraged to write their next step on their faith, and as well as "reading Bible more", "praying more", "being kind to sibling", one child (I don't know who) had written "to tell Jesus I believe in him". Other highlights were seeing the children have fun - one girl had never been bowling before and the joy caused by this was amazing.'
'Thrilling to hear that for one young lady her high point of the week was having a leader sit down and open the Bible with her one to one.'
'Members love coming back year after year, the friendships they make are great examples of how the gospel impacts our relationships. They love to encourage each other with the truths they are reminded of/come to know for the first time. We're also massively encouraged by the leaders who give so much to make the Venture happen.'
'The leaders are amazing and the amount of time they give up to plan the week is astonishing.' (member on a 14-18 years Venture)
'Really great holiday. Leaders excellent, fab food, great activities. I love going in the pool, chilling on the field etc. Theme night was amazing ... but most of all it really inspired me to pick up my Bible and consider many things about Christianity in more detail than before. Can't wait to go again.' (member on a 14-18 years Venture)
'Ventures are absolutely amazing: a breath of fresh air, and a wonderful reminder of God's constant grace in the midst of a chaotic world.' (member on a 14-18 years Venture)
'A non-Christian friend actually came with me on the Venture and she found it similarly rewarding so I would definitely look to do this again.' (11 year old Venture member)
'Getting to spend a whole week with people I don't really get to see for a whole year, praising God, is too much of an amazing opportunity to give up!' (member on a14-18 years Venture)
'Our daughter attended Lindfield, her first ever Venture. She and her friend enjoyed the trip to Thorpe Park and archery, but also really enjoyed the teaching and discussion groups. So much can be done for the kingdom in a week which cannot be done through a whole year of occasional meetings.' (Richard, parent of Venture member)
'I think the fact that we know it's secure and they're well looked after with Christian input and it gives them chance to go off without us and learn to be independent but in a safe environment.' - (Parent of Venture member)
Back to reality
Ventures are such a brilliant experience that many young people (and leaders!) can find it tough adjusting to being back at home. Here's some great of ways in which you can get through the Post-Ventures Blues!
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Tell us about your Ventures experience
All the quotes and the pictures you'll find in the brochure and on the website come from people who have been on a Venture. Please feel free to tell us anything, like what you've particularly enjoyed or how we can make Ventures better. Don't forget to tell us which Venture you were on, and if you want to share your photos, please tell us who's in the picture!