Is he Serious?

3–9 August 2024 (Sat–Fri)

Jesus said some things that were difficult to understand: “Go and sell all that you have, and give to the poor.” “If you don’t hate your family, you can’t be my disciple.” “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” What should we make of these hard to hear phrases from Jesus, and how do the challenges He poses relate to our everyday lives in 2024? The good news is that there is Good News! We can discover God’s grace and power as we learn to really hear Jesus. Come ready to be challenged, inspired, and equipped to follow Jesus in all of life, right where you are.

Who's speaking?

Paul Woolley

Paul Woolley is CEO at LICC. He was previous Deputy Chief Executive at Bible Society, and, before that, was the founder and director of the think tank Theos. In addition to his background in theology, he has worked in parliament and in public affairs. Paul’s on a mission to embed the whole-life discipleship ‘gene’ into the culture of the UK church within a generation. He regularly appears as a commentator in the media, has a monthly column in Christianity magazine, and is co-host of The Whole Life Podcast. Paul is married to Ruth, and they and their four children live in Wiltshire where they enjoy getting into the great outdoors.

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What to expect

Wondering what it will be like to stay at Lee Abbey for a retreat or a holiday?

You will receive a warm welcome from our international Community, a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, delicious meals prepared and served for you, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, lawn games to play, 288 acres of our estate to explore, the wild north Devon coastline and the South West coastal path (literally on our doorstep), and our own beach.

For more information about Lee Abbey’s ministry or details on how to support us, see “About Lee Abbey”. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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