Elevate retreats are unique weekends that occur twice each year and are dedicated to helping students connect to God, build new friendships with others and get to know their leaders at a greater level.
The retreat environment is set up to allow for plenty of fun that includes dramas, videos, outdoor activities and of course lots of food! However, primarily retreats help students to engage God in His presence and experience life-changing ministry through worship, teaching and prayer. Students and parents rave about the spiritual impact of Elevate Retreats and many testimonies of students getting saved at these weekends is always exciting!
The Fall Retreat is Disciple-Now Style Retreat.
Families in the church open up their homes to small groups of students and leaders allowing a safe place for small group ministry times, breakfasts and places to sleep. This retreat builds community in the church and gives families a chance to show love for students. The retreat is local and all sessions and most meals are held at the church.
Why do we do a Fall Retreat
The Spring retreat is held at a retreat center.
This weekend is devoted to the topic of purity, dating and relationships. This retreat helps students get away from the distractions and busyness of life in an ultimate guys versus girls competition weekend environment! Full of various activities, a late night cook-out and a huge game of dodge-ball, students love this retreat. Of course, the spiritual focus of purity in relationships is sure to stir students to learn what God says about this important aspect of their lives and gives them an opportunity to respond to the message of purity in a practical way!