Support and Encouragement
for Christian Educators
May 14 – 17
Proem Christian Centre
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others " 1Peter 4;1
The European Educators’ Christian Association is an international organisation for Christians in the field of education, both public and private. Its goal is to create a network of Christians all over Europe in order to promote God’s kingdom in education.
EurECA conferences are held annually. EurECA is a member organisation of the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA).
Mentoring is based on a relational view of pedagogy. It requires that educators as mentors be in touch with the learner and with themselves. Through presentations, reflection and small group discussions, the conference aims to increase your awareness of the process and of your own prerequisites for mentoring and being mentored. This can be applied to staff, student teachers and pupils.
Christian teachers, representatives of Christian educational organisations, and anyone interested in the conference topic.
Plenary sessions and workshops will be in English. If needed, we will offer translation into French and German. If you need translation in another language, we advise you to come with a friend who can serve as translator.
The conference will be held at the Proem Christian Ministries Center, which is attractively situated in a forest on the banks of the river Pilica.
Centrum Chrześcijańskie w Zakościelu:
Zakościele 80, 97-215 Inowłódz
Tel. +48 44 710 1140
Thursday, May 14 (Ascension Day)
15.00 Arrival and registration
20.00 Opening Worship
Social event – Getting to know people
Friday, May 15
9.00 Morning worship
9.30 The mentor: Role and personality
15.00 The motivation: What drives people?
19.30 EurECA General Assembly
Non-members are also invited but may not vote. Join us now as member through the EurECA website.
Saturday, May 16
9.00 Morning worship
9.30 The Process: How does it work?
14-00 Relaxation / excursions / sports
20.00 Presentations and prayers
Participants are invited to bring short reports about their organisations or countries. Joint prayers follow.
Sunday, May 17
9.00 Worship: The Big Picture:
The mentoring context
(with sermon and Communion)
11.00 Closing and farewells
Our keynote speaker
Albert Hoekstra is Dutch with wide international experience. He has worked in education since 1980, as a teacher and advisor, supporting projects in Albania, Uganda, France, Switzerland, Finland and Norway. During that time he also founded two schools in Amsterdam and Arnhem and served as chairman of the School Board for 12 years. In addition, Albert served on the Board of EurECA 1998-2002 as a representative of the Netherlands. In 1999 he became a partner of „xpand“ - an international organization focussing on personal and leadership development. He loves to help others discover and develop their calling; improve understanding; and develop team communication and cooperation.
The Proem Christian Center is located 1 hour southwest of Frederic Chopin airport, Warsaw. We will offer a bus service (10 €) from the airport to the venue for convenient access. If you come by train, there is a direct bus to the airport. Please try to arrive before 17.00. Details will be sent to participants once we know more about arrival times.
The total cost (including accommodation, meals, and conference fees) will be £130(double)/ £145(single) per person. EurECA members can get a discount of £10. There will be an additional charge for some of the optional excursions.
Please register online at
The earlier you register, the easier you make it for us to organize, and the more likely you will find a convenient flight. If you need a visa, you must start the process as soon as possible!
Registration deadline is April 19.
If you pay in advance, we appreciate it:
EurECA, D-79396 Kandern
IBAN: DE 92 6601 0075 0326 6457 53
BIC: PBNKDEFF (Postbank)
or in Switzerland:
EurECA, D-79396 Kandern
IBAN: CH59 0023 3233 6779 2940 D
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A (UBS)
In UK, you may also send a cheque (payable to ‘EurECA’) to
Paul Bate ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Burlings, Underway, Combe St Nicholas, Chard, Somerset TA20 3NS
Or you can pay direct into the EurECA UK account:
UK Bank: NatWest
Sort code: 537011
Account No. : 96579773
EurECA has a European Support Fund to help those who could not otherwise attend. Please do not hesitate to contact us for support. We will collect all requests up to January 31, 2015 and we will let you know soon after that to what extent we can help.
If you can afford it, you are encouraged to contribute to this fund by adding something to the conference fee.
Contact Paul Bate email@example.com