Over a period of time people get to know each other and can share and help one another effectively. Too often groups change from week to week and progress is slow. A weekend spent sharing, not only the business in hand but also in meals and free time, has an impact on a group disproportionate to the time spent. If you are a minister or teacher within a congregation, it may be helpful to come away to specifically teach on a topic that you have discerned a need to understand within your congregation. We are also happy to help with teaching programs if needed. The value of a fixed community and common experience is undoubted. The lack of such a facility in the Scottish Borders was one of the reasons why this work was set up.