Xcellr8 is an annual weekend for 8-11 year olds which seeks to help children meet with God, as they join with others from around the region.

Fun, friendship and faith are all on the agenda.


Xcellr8 2024 was titled ‘Particip8’ and was on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February (non-residential). The theme explored how we, as individuals, join in with this big team event called Christianity!

Our 4 main sessions focused on Paul’s sporting analogies for our journey of faith as well as the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.

  • Getting Fit
  • The Team
  • The Event
  • The Prize

Feedback from the 2024 weekend:

Please pass our thanks on to the team, my two sons had a really super weekend with you.  It seemed so well thought through with a lot of preparation, with really fun activities for them.  They had a really great time and are excited about signing up for next
year!  Parent

Thank you so much for organising and running the Xcellr8 Weekend. Our daughter had a brilliant time and is keen to go next year too. It’s lovely for her to spend time with children from other churches as she doesn’t have anyone from her school at our church. She made some new friends and she isn’t too exhausted either. Thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time. Parents

Thank you to you and the team for a fantastic weekend. My daughters have been raving about it and are already desperate to return next year!  There were so many aspects the girls enjoyed: the wide game, the newspaper outfits, the island game, the food! One commented on the teaching; how engaging and fun it was. She’s particularly liked the final session based on Jesus’ teaching to not store treasures on earth but in heaven. So a huge thank you and ‘well done’ to the whole team. Be encouraged that these are life-long lessons which I pray will not only inspire our children in their fledgling faith but also be remembered and lived out as they grow in faith and maturity. Parent

Please note that children must be 8 years old by the time of the weekend; 11 year olds must be in Year 6.

Any questions? Please contact: enquiries@genr8.org


"I’m pretty sure all our stuff came home (amazingly!), but just wanted to say a big thank you to the whole team for making it such a wonderful weekend for the children. Despite lack of sleep, […] had an amazing time. Thank you all for all your hard work and inspiration! Our children are now too old to come again but […] said he wanted to come back as part of the Youth team in a few years time…."

"I would like to thank you and your team so very much for having […] for the weekend. She had a wonderful time and was full of stories! Your care and attention to detail was wonderful. I can imagine how much time and planning goes into these events and we really appreciate all your hard work. Many thanks again and she is already looking forward to next year!!"

"Thank you, […] had a wonderful weekend at XcellR8. Thank you for your hard work and please pass on our thanks to all the team of organisers/helpers. I’m afraid we didn’t get to meet/personally thank her small group leaders."

"It is such a precious thing to have others input into our children in this way and to see that they have received so abundantly is a huge blessing. Thank you so much and please pass it on to the team too."

"… thanks so much for all effort, vision and energy that went into making the weekend such a success. […] has already requested I sign her up for next year!"

"Thank you very much for this weekend. My son […] had a wonderful time and it was great to see him engaged with the worship on the Sunday. Thanks for all of your hard work, the late nights and the organisation of everything for our kids. We really do appreciate it!"