Associate Trainers

Jack and Sandra Telfer          Email

Jack and Sandra Telfer have led retreats and quiet days in various settings. They love to create a space in which others can encounter the Lord for themselves using a variety of Biblically inspired exercises which draw from a range of traditions.

They are also involved in supporting cross-cultural workers and are part of the member care team of a UK based mission organisation. Their work has included debriefing and also running retreats for field workers and field based teams.

They have been married for 40 years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Here are two examples of the retreats that they offer:

Grace Space – an opportunity to step aside to be with ‘the God of all grace’ – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will take time to reflect on God’s grace and our response in the various circumstances we face and explore how both accessing and standing in this grace is vital to our life and wellbeing in the Lord.

Emmaus Road – an opportunity to come aside and be with Jesus as we each consider our journey with him. Using a selection of Bible passages and a variety of reflective exercises there will be space to stop and be for just a while – to meet him where we really are, hear his perspective and for our hearts to burn again for the continuing journey.

Additionally, Jack and Sandra are available to lead Quiet Days.

Andrew and Barbara Martin      Website    Email 

Andrew and Brenda have a passion to see people draw near to Jesus. They encourage giving time to developing a relationship with Jesus in the midst of busy lives. They do this by offering to lead quiet days of prayer and reflection. They are also available to teach on prayer and spiritual disciplines and run seminars on various subjects.

After Bible college, Andrew and Brenda served the Lord with CLC Bookshops for 25 years. At the moment Andrew divides his time serving at their church, Gerrard Street Baptist Church in Aberdeen, working as administrator for a Christian charity, Choices, and working at Blairmore House, the Ellel Ministries place in Scotland. Brenda works as a secretary for a GP practice in Aberdeen.

They have two grown children, both married, and three granddaughters.

Examples of quiet days include:

      Listening to God

     A Quiet Centre

    A Sure Path

    Enjoying the presence of God

    Exploring Prayer

Examples of Seminars include:

    Coping with Change

    Midlife Challenges

    Finishing Well

    Managing Time