An Explanation of the Castle Events
@ the Castle is an evangelical initiative in Ireland to expose young adults to good Bible teaching. The driving ethos behind all the “@ the Castle” events is that God speaks to his church today through faithful exposition of the Bible.
Half-yearly Weekend Retreats
When God’s word is opened, read, and faithfully explained, God speaks. Centred around Bible talks that are faithful to the text, relevant and engaging, the Castle weekends seek to encourage young adults in their Christian faith, and help them live for Jesus, wherever they serve God. It’s called ‘@ the Castle’ because … well … it’s at a Castle!
Other important elements in the weekends include: God-centered praise; prayer and fellowship groups where folk are encouraged to discuss passages from the book being studied; and a substantial bookstall promoted by challenging, punchy, and humorous (at least we think so) book reviews.
A weekend suitable for 20s + 30s.
The latest @ the castle initiative is a pastors’ conference that follows on from the weekends. This provides pastors and Bible teachers with evangelical convictions from all Christian denominations, the opportunity to get together and focus on refreshing the fundamental principles of exposition.
The speaker from the weekend stays in Ireland an extra day and leads the morning conference in a subject area where he has notable experience.