Windmill Christian Centre

The purpose

The advancement of the Christian faith by the provision of holiday and conference facilities, in a suitable Christian atmosphere, primarily for young people in order that they may have daily bible study with particular emphasis on evangelism, bible teaching and training for leadership, and by the provision of appropriate sporting and recreation facilities to encourage initiate, learn new skills, develop interpersonal relationships and through all this develop Christian character and become a good Christian influence within society. 

We will connect with the local community by providing facilities for other Christian charitable bodies to engage in relation to work based skills and the resulting therapeutic advantages.

The provision

Accommodation for Summer Camps, Youth weekends, Church outings and conferences has been an increasing problem in recent years. The Berea Trust Ltd. was formed to purchase a building to help resolve these accommodation problems. God answered our prayers in a remarkable way enabling such a building to be provided.

Amy

I came to serve at the centre in May 2014. I moved here from the foot of the Ochil hills near Stirling. I was part of Alva Baptist church while I lived there. It is so exciting to be part of God’s work here!

My favourite hobby is riding my 650cc motorbike. I have been involved with CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) for 9 years, taking the Gospel message to bikers where they gather.

Paul

I was called by God to serve in the Windmill team in September 2017. I am involved in street preaching with my Church in Dundee, leading our kid’s ministry and taking meetings in local care homes.

I love singing, leading worship and Choir Directing. I really enjoy meeting all the different people who come to the Windmill. It is a great joy to serve the Lord in this ministry!

Fiona

I am married and a mum to 3 girls. I have a huge soft spot and fondness for the Windmill and always feel so comfortable here. I help with administration, product research and duty cover. I am a member of Hillbank Evangelical church.

I am passionate about animals, love reading, movies and music and family is very important to me in both biological and Christian terms.

Dave

I have run Laboursave since 2013, which aims to employ people from The Reconnection Project to have a more productive and meaningful lifestyle.

I myself have come through some similar circumstances to some who volunteer with the Reconnection Project, this helps to empathise with them in their struggles. Helping in a practical way is a positive step in this process, ultimately sharing God’s love and trusting in the Lord is the only way to life transformation.

The STAFF

The Windmill team has been brought together over the last year. We all feel called here by God and privileged to be part of the Windmill ministry. Each of us have different gifts which put together make a friendly, hardworking and happy place to work as a result this helps to provide a caring and comfortable environment for all who visit.

Laboursave plays an important part of our staffing, this subcontract covers the maintenance of the building.

VOLUNTEERS

The Windmill has always been supported well by volunteers from local churches as well as further afield like Germany and Australia who have worked countless hours in the building and grounds. We are so grateful to them. We have a summer voluntary work placement for a young person sponsored by their church. Contact our office for more information.

THE RECONNECTION PROJECT

In 2017 The Windmill worked closely with the Reconnection Project in providing practical experience and training in garden maintenance, general landscaping and interior decorating.

Further information about these opportunities can be found at:
thereconnectionproject.wordpress.com.

The Windmill also provides facilities for those interested in art work, card making, sewing, woodwork, clay modelling, basic first-aid and food hygiene. Please contact our office