Boot Camp Advanced weekend retreats Chorley Shropshire
Chorley, SHR United Kingdom
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REGISTRATION FOR SERIES III IS NOW OPEN for the next Series of BOOT CAMP ADVANCED weekends..
Using the Ransomed Hearts material for Boot Camp ADVANCED, and on the back of 5 years of Boot Camp, the team at the Chapel here in Chorley Shropshire (not Lancashire) have developed a Series of 4 powerful life changing weekends starting on 8th & 9th October, 26th & 27th November, 25th & 26th Febriary, and culminating on the 15th & 16th April. 
The focus of each of these weekends is APPLICATION & TRAINING. Really putting all we've learned and had revealed to us into practice. Each weekend includes lots of good food, a review of the RH-WAH Advanced DVD and supporting material, and then time to discuss around our ROUND TABLE to reach the fullest understand from God by His Spirit, to share our views, to train and investigate together what it means to put into practice what we have been hearing and seeing from the Ramsomed Heart team on the DVD and from the other men on the course.
This course is amazing.
See the testimonies.
It's for men only who have already done a WAH Boot Camp somewhere.
To God be the Glory.
Hope to see you. Alan and the Team. There are still some places remaining. Get in touch ASAP Alan.Vincent@The-Church.net.

 

Primary Contact: 
Alan Vincent
Address: 
Chorley, SHR United Kingdom
Phone: 
+44 7875 979227
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Boot Camp, Chorley, Shropshire 2015-16
In 2015 I was in the first throes of what has become my broken marriage and broken family, a tragedy I neither want nor can yet understand. Living near Chorley then I had been in Chorley Chapel beforehand and had met Alan Vincent once or twice but I had no knowledge of what Boot Camp.. so close on my doorstep .. could offer me in my journey with Jesus at my side. I had never sat down and spent spiritual time just with men, and had perhaps come to believe the way modern society seems to portray men as either weak or predatory (or both). Through the powerful witness of John Eldridge and his team on the Ransomed Heart videos - and the equally powerful love of Alan and his wife Sue for all of us who became a 2015-16 'band of brothers' my understanding and experience of God's love for me .. yes me!!...changed. Even if I lost all the love of those in the world I did not lose His. Whatever I was, did or failed to do, His Grace was freely given to me. I also had to listen and be amazed and astounded by the stories and courage of my fellow men on Boot Camp. And it was fun too.. I had never done a clay pigeon shoot, never canoed down the River Severn (even thought I had lived only yards from it for years), never aimed a bow.. (never stayed in a Chapel overnight!). I had lived instead by brain and words and writing, at least in my day job, and doing these things opened my mind and heart to how wide God's purpose is for us as men. And I learned about the central power of 'Thy Will Be Done'. Our God is not some 'conveyor of happiness' to us in tidy packages - His purpose is wider, deeper and more amazing. From out of Boot Camp, from Alan's teaching, from John Eldridge's teaching.. all of this from God's word... from Alan and Sue's love, from the love and companionship of the men on Boot Camp.. I am still standing, and still walking, knowing with absolute confidence that my Lord, Jesus, is right at my side. To all my fellow travellers I commend Boot Camp. Ian
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The best away to do the Boot Camp material
I had previously been looking for a place that offered something around the message of Ransomed Heart, having found it describes very accurately the stage in my life I was at. I had come to a point where I was very burnt out and hadn't felt like I had heard God speak or been close to him in a long time. My experience was going the first weekend, staying later for prayer at the end, but not really feeling anything at the time. Still, I believe that prayer was essential and the start of everything changing. I finished reading Desire and Waking the Dead, and then God gave me a dream in which he brought up things in my heart that I had long forgotten. Over the next year, God kept speaking and doing a great healing work, both on the weekends and the months in between. I am eternally thankful for Alan and the Chorely boot camp. The model for the Chorely Boot Camp is a weekend away every other month over the course of about a year. It's not something you would otherwise schedule, but it is so helpful for everything in your life, your family, work, ministry, to have that time dedicated to reconnecting with God and healing and maturing the heart. It also gives plenty of time between the boot camps, to process and apply and for God to bring up things related to the previous weekend's talks, or to raise questions for the coming weekend. Alan and men from Chorley really create a welcoming and relaxed weekend, where you are free to be yourself and have the space to process all that God brings up in your heart. This model of a year's journey over the material is the model Ransomed Heart and all other churches and ministries should consider adopting for the discipleship of men.
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A new man...
I read Wild at Heart a few years ago and thought this is the book i've been waitng for my whole life as it seemed to tell MY story. A story that was known to only a few people and one I didn't like or feel I could ever escape from. I learnt about 'BootCamp' and thought, this is a path to freedom. I signed up for 'BootCamp' (aministry for Men). There was only one problem, I was afraid of men and situations where I would have to be vaunrable in and around the company of them. Jesus however has led me on a journey over the ast three years using 'BootCamp' and the company of men to expose the lie that I was caught up in which had be bound for the past 40 years. Through Father's saving grace, I have finally learnt who I have been created to be and am no longer living in fear. After the very first weekend my wife looked at me and said "What have you done with my husband?", as she could see there was something different about me and my character. Over time I have continued to grow in Father's love and lead a very different and furfilling life. Would I recccomend 'BootCamp'? A resounding YES. It's not about being macho, but a humbling encounter with Jesus, guided by Holy Spirit in the Father's love. Celebrating all that God has created us to be in the fellowship of other amazing allies on a similiar journey. Be blessed!
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Boot camp
It has now been several years since I undertook the first Boot Camp with Alan (and Sue) at Chorley Chapel along with friend who have become a band of brothers in supporting me in my faith. I can thoroughly recommend the course to any men seeking the time and space away to deepen their relationship with God. It is very well structured and put together but by nature is an atmosphere of spiritual exploration enabling all participants to share and process the often challenging material in a safe environment...be prepared to dig out the deeper issues that may be affecting your walk with God. We are part of a bigger story than we can even imagine and this course opens up the reality of our personal connection to the wider plan of God in a way that is both refreshing and very rewarding. Thank you for your faithfulness Alan/Sue...it is great to keep hearing how things are moving forward and the BBQ breakfast is a winning formula for sure.
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Boot camp
It has now been several years since I undertook the first Boot Camp with Alan (and Sue) at Chorley Chapel along with friend who have become a band of brothers in supporting me in my faith. I can thoroughly recommend the course to any men seeking the time and space away to deepen their relationship with God. It is very well structured and put together but by nature is an atmosphere of spiritual exploration enabling all participants to share and process the often challenging material in a safe environment...be prepared to dig out the deeper issues that may be affecting your walk with God. We are part of a bigger story than we can even imagine and this course opens up the reality of our personal connection to the wider plan of God in a way that is both refreshing and very rewarding. Thank you for your faithfulness Alan/Sue...it is great to keep hearing how things are moving forward and the BBQ breakfast is a winning formula for sure.
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A step change in my spiritual journey
Six weekends away from my family seemed a big commitment but is one that has changed my outlook on life. The time away from the demands of everyday life in a place without a decent internet connection gave me the space to let the Holy Spirit do His work as we worked through challenging material. Chorley Chapel, where we learn, eat and sleep, provides a great setting for this course and Alan is an excellent guide. The course is well-structured, interesting and fun and takes you on a journey into the deep spirituality at the heart of the bible. Time is set aside to discuss the material and to make develop friendships with the other men on the course. As a very rational, scientific thinker, it was important for me to understand the reality of the power or prayer, the work of "the enemy" and the plan God has for me. The course must come with a health warning. It's a boot camp for the real mission ahead. I am now relying on God more than ever before and he is taking me on an exciting adventure.
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Six Year On...
I was reminded last night about how much God has done in my life over the last six years and how He used Boot Camp as the major catalyst in this part of my journey. I want to thank you (Alan) for your dedication and faithfulness in running the Boot Camp series and to encourage you about the major impact it is having in the lives of the men you reach, and also much much wider in the families, relationships and communities they live in, as well as the generational impacts. Praise God!! I do not doubt that without Boot Camp, I would still be living in fear, holding on to the belief that I’d blown it and was a coward. I doubt I would have had the strength to stand when I went through the hardest time of my life, when the Enemy tried to “take me out”, (literally!). But through this process, I learned and I now know, that we have a strong and faithful God who leads us through the hard times, bringing us out the other side, healed and whole! All it took for me was for me to be broken and on my knees in tears saying “Lord, I can’t do this, please help me!” I also doubt that I would have changed a “secure” career to follow my heart and would now be farming and looking after vulnerable and wounded boys and young men! My notes in Boot Camp are littered with prayers “Lord, how can I become a farmer?!” He makes the impossible possible!!! God bless Mike
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Amazing
I've been fortunate enough to attend both a Boot Camp and an Advanced Boot Camp with Alan at Chorley Chapel, and what an amazing experience it has been. The setting is fantastic, the food is incredible, but most importantly they were both amazing opportunities to draw near to our Father and to receive from Him. Alan has a real passion for what he is doing there, and he uses his own experiences and wisdom to really bring the teaching alive and to train us. Would highly recommend this as an excellent place to come if you want to do a Boot Camp. You will not go away from it unchanged. Alan - thank you for your devotion to this ministry, and for the way you allow the Holy Spirit to work through you for glory of God and the good of all men.
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Great event
I attended this boot camp a couple of years ago and really benefited from it - both the content and the time spent with other guys on the same journey.
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blessed
i did the bootcamp on two different occasions. They remain the best times of my walk so far. Not only was there true biblical teaching and soul confirming truth too, but i met with God in a new way,id met with the holy spirit before in a presence knowing way....this time He was showing me truth in a confirmation way ....Teaching. i can only say that it, and the time spent with the other guys in the activities ..... was Awesome! the chapel felt and feels to this day like HOME. Blessings, Mark.
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Six years of our Boot Camp weekend retreats for men.
Our current course is at the mid point. We have just completed the weekend on Healing the Wound and The New Name, this time using the red box material. Brilliant! I watched the men soaking up the depth and breadth of these powerful messages from John and Craig! What Transforming power I witnessed. We still do time-out fellowship with the Lord at the end of each video presentation and the guys seem to so value that covenant of silence and time to be real before the Father and His Son. Such revelation, breaking new ground, relinquishing old unfruitful territory and walking into freedom. Our format provides a wealth of material to support the weekend, and allows for 8 or 9 weeks before the next weekend to fully import, assimilate and begin to live out of the new heart that God is crafting at the core of these men. The greatest delight for me is not just the taking back of ground that the enemy has stolen in the lives of these men, but the feedback we get from wives who, without their husbands telling them much of what went on at the weekend, they report back and on one occasion I was asked, "Who is this man you have sent me back! I don't know him anymore. He has changed, wonderfully!" Another. "Without Boot Camp my marriage would not be what it has become, wonderful!" And yet one more "Since Boot Camp, he is a changed man and we are courting again, and believe our marriage will be restored!" Will you permit me a final one. A guy who at the first weekend of our Boot Camp Series several years ago said, "This guy you talk about, who does not have what it takes, well that's me! I don't have what it takes, and Boot Camp is not for me!" We encouraged him to stay and see out the weekend then take a view. He completed not only the weekend, but the six weekend Boot Camp course, then did the 4 weekend Advanced course. He is now on Team with us planning, supporting and helping in so many ways the many new men he has introduced to Boot Camp. To God be the Glory. Alan Vincent
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Wild at Heart Bootcamp - September 2014 to July 2015
It's the Monday morning after the weekend of Weekend 4 of WAH Bootcamp in Chorley, Shropshire, UK, and I'm pondering all that God is doing in my life and the revelation He is showing me about my life and calling. My Wife gave me Wild at Heart as a present two Christmases ago. We separated in July 2014 and I read the book from cover to cover and realised, everything John speaks about is me... I contacted Ransomed Heart Ministries in the US to find a Bootcamp local to me in the UK. God was leading me to Bootcamp. He led me to WAH Men's Ministry in Shropshire. I enrolled and God has shown me so much about me and my past and how I will be the person God knows I will be. My relationship with my Wife has improved and I have changed for the better. I can't wait until May 2015 when we embark on Weekend 5, it is going to be amazing!! I highly recommend the Wild at Heart Bootcamps run by WAH Men's Ministry in Chorley Shropshire UK. Thank You Jesus.
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Come all those who are thirsty
I have just completed session one of my second Advanced Bootcamp following a Bootcamp and Advanced at Chorley in recent years and months. The intervening 2 months between each bootcamp weekend is where it is all worked out and the teaching is applied. The Holy Spirit carries on the process as counsellor and this is how i know that this is not just another method, an eloquent speaker or another series of books - but rather that it is something sound and on Gods heart. God is encouraging me to pursue others - to set the captives free. In that process of pursuing others, God is pursuing me! The bootcamps are great for debugging and letting go of man made teachings and traditions i have learned over time in church and grabbing hold of the real. I am a busy man, over achiever, a family of 5 and there is ALWAYS some distraction from engaging in something likes this - but if you need reorientation in your life, in your marriage, your family - then i urge you to get involved in bootcamp.
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Boot Camp 2014
I'd resisted going to book camp for a couple of years, feeling I did not have the time to commit & perhaps this had nothing to teach me. After all, 6 weekends is a lot of time, even spread over a year. Having completed the camp I have to say that it was probably one of the best time investments I've ever made, this is not 'just another Christian Teaching series'; As you commit,so Jesus will commit to you. Do not be misled, the devil will give you excellent reasons why you should not attend - do it next year - you can use your time better in another area, he may use the people around you to achieve his aim of preventing you from going Since completing Boot Camp my heart tells me I have made real progress in a number of areas. territiory has been taken back from the devil, in Jesus I am stronger, more confident, I am wading deeper in Him. My levels of trust in Christ have increased, therefore I am able to stand more than I did. Boot camp in Chorley with Alan and the guys has made a noticable change in me. If any of this touches you get on the course.
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Advanced Boot Camp - Completion?
Completion is questionable for the following reasons: We may well have finished our five weekends however as you will understand we all remain works in progress and Gods hand continues to guide and direct us with love and grace. Advanced boot camp has been a time of going deeper, deeper into our souls, deeper into our relationship with God, deeper into our relationship with each other, deeper into our relationships with our family, deeper, deeper, deeper! At the start of Boot Camp Alan talked to us about a Chisel Plough - this being a plough that breaks ground and ploughs deep to turn over virgin ground or ground that has stood un worked for many years. This picture was so true in Boot Camp and boy did it come out and plough even deeper in Advanced Boot Camp! I have struggled for many years to understand how Gods love for me knows no boundaries and is not diminished by acts &amp; thoughts of a broken man. He has spoken clearly and powerfully to me over the course of Advanced that I am made rigtheous only through the blood of Jesus and not through any actions or striving on my part. I copy below extracts from my Email to Alan after our last weekend: <em>I have sensed a new freedom recently and the weekend has reinforced this &ndash; I know I cannot through my efforts make myself righteous &ndash; as God said to me on Sunday &ndash; It is finished! I don&rsquo;t really think I appreciate the full scale of this as yet as I have been striving for so long. I am struck by the depth of Gods love for us all and my desire is that I will explore in depth the character of Christ over the summer and ask daily that he will commune with me in all aspects of my life.</em> <em>We shared as a family last night some of the ways in which God has been speaking into my life over the last few months and we read sections of Johns Gospel together. We have never done this all together before as a family &ndash; very powerful. We (Susan and myself) need to work on our prayer life together &ndash; we do everything else together but seldom pray together! I need to share with her the listening prayer and see God start to talk deeply into our lives as Husband &amp; Wife, Mother and Father &ndash; Children of God.</em> I cannot express what Boot Camp and Advanced have done for me and my family and how through it my walk with God seems ever closer and reinvigorated. My relationship with my wife and children continue to reach new levels and we are bound by a closer love for each other that I could only have hoped for just a few years ago. Tension in the family seems greatly reduced although as in all families still present at times Gents - you will never regret signing up for Boot Camp (neither will your nearest &amp; dearest) - it is an experience I would recomend to anybody who has a relationship with God. Through it you will draw nearer to our Lord and he will draw nearer to you. You will undoubtedly face issues, wounds, strongholds that may be painfull to deal with, however - through this you will experience release and freedom - life in all of its fullness! For men who have completed Boot Camp - I fully endorse Advanced the format is less structured and through Alans gentle but firm guidance many topics covered in Boot Camp are re-visited only this time we have been given time to pratically apply the teaching that we have received. The presence of the Holy Spirit has been the guiding hand right from the start through to the end. I have never been so open to hearing what God has to say and understanding better how he can and does communicate with me in daily life. Relationships have been forged that I am sure will last forever and it is fair to say that I have shared openly and fully for the first time in my life - you will not believe what freedom this alone brings - also when those around you share in similar ways. The material supplied by RHM and John Eldridge and his team has again been the backbone of Advanced, supplimented by video clips from an array of films makes the presenation something that all can engage with. In summary if you are wanting to go deeper in your relationship with God then speak to Alan and get yourself signed up for the next series. If you have previously attended a Boot Camp either with Alan or elsewhere then get youself signed up for Adavanced - you will not regret it! God Bless you all - Love Paul
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Chorley Boot Camp - Lifechanger!
Today I stand as a completely different person to the one I used to be. A person secure in who he is in Christ. Over the last few years many things have change in my life, a broken marriage, a significant downturn in career, further heartbreaks and other such hurdles – what I realise now is that this was the winter, a time of DECONSTRUCTION, a stripping back of the treasures and values of this world. Throughout this time I cried out to God for revelation and he delivered, time and time again. This was the only way that God could bring true FOUNDATION to my life. Through all the troubles I remained steadfast in the knowledge that the one true thing in my life was the presence of God – all because I asked him in, personally. In truth, this was out of desperation. That’s not how I came to be a Christian, faith was never a crutch. When I first encountered Christ my life was seemingly wonderful. I could point to the various studies, church life, bible walkthroughs, the presence of godly people in my life who encouraged and supported or the quiet times spent just with Him. In part this is true but the turning point was Boot Camp. Boot Camp is an experience I cannot adequately describe. Essentially it is a journey of true discovery. Discovering the intimacy and tangibility of God alongside other men who finally remove the mask and deal with the real stuff; the painful, the deep, the web of lies that attach themselves to us without us knowing, relationships and all the day to day environments we find ourselves in. We laugh, we cry, we become vulnerable in a safe and trusted environment, we stand alongside each other. It is a walk to freedom that only Christ can lead us to. He does it gently, with grace and without bestowing guilt upon us. Alan Vincent is a fiercely driven man, determined to see lives changed for Christ and train men who will stand against the enemy and claim back the riches God has for us that have been stolen. Sue, his lovely wife, is gentle but equally determined and just as important in the success and just happens to cook the best food in ridiculously lavish amounts!! Boot Camp and the Advanced BC are a series of weekends full of God’s revelation, fun, food, soul searching, prayer, inspiration, debate, activities, fellowship and so much more. John Eldredge and his Wild At Heart/Ransomed Hearts team unlock and unpack Gods heart for us in a series of talks about how we are called to be in our relationships, in our churches, in our workplaces and in the world. With adventures both spiritual and practical – It really does throw a Curveball into the arena! This is not a recommendation it is a WARNING, please do not miss what could be the most incredible and life changing experience.
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Wild at Heart Boot Camp
Having first read Wild at Heart about ten years ago I was intrigued to receive an email inviting me to a series of Boot Camp weekends in a village not too far away from where I live. We have now completed five out of the six weekends and whilst not always easy, the sessions have been foundational in helping me dig deeper into my faith and sort through various issues that have arisen. Great food, great company, great activities and a chance to set unhurried time aside to do business with God.
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Advanced Boot Camp Review - Chorley UK
I have attended two Advanced Boot Camp sessions so far and I am very thankful as this is helping me to find my place in God's kingdom (to advance His Will). A topic or two such as warfare, calling, past wounding and hurts, walking with God, etc are covered in a weekend. We would watch an Advanced Boot Camp DVD (available from RH online store)and have round table discussions and teachings where the material is discussed in detail and people can share thoughts or ask questions. We also have practical applications (such as Listening Prayer) where we apply what we learn (and see breakthroughs). Additional resources from the library such as books, movies and teachings has been also very helpful to me. I highly recommend attending a Boot Camp / Advanced Boot Camp series. Chris
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Breakthrough
Having attended Boot Camp last year the roll on into Advanced this year has taken us deeper and closer to our Lord. God has highlighted aspects in my life that I thought either would never surface and or aspects that were so deeply buried I was unaware of the power they have held over my life. Between RHM's teaching material and Alan Vincent's love for each one of us on the course - we are seeing ground taken back and strongholds broken down. I am more aware than I have ever been of the stages that my life has been through and how I can walk ever closer with our Lord. I am a 40 year old man who has woken to the fact that I am a cherished Son, A Battling warrior, A Passionate Lover and a King with dominion and rule - I look forward to life entering that of the Sage in the years to come - but not just yet! I have made many mistakes in my relationships with my wife and my children and this teaching has had a major impact on them as it affects change in me! I cannot recommend this course and the RHM's material highly enough - you will be changed for life - Glory to God our Heavenly Father - Love to you all - Paul.
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The jouney so far.
Two weekends down and two to go. Advanced is proving a great series of weekend retreats. We are mixing the RH material with a practical Training and Application program based on the DVD session. We have seen guys who have never prayed using listening prayer before working with the Holy Spirit, locating wounds and demonic strongholds, taking back the ground, and seeing the captives go free. Awesome. To God be the Glory. Alan
WAH Men's Ministry Chorley Shropshire