September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019
3:30pm – 8:00pm
The youth retreat will be Friday-Saturday, September 13-14 at Camp Weaver in Greensboro. The cost will be $75 per student and a maximum of $150 per family. We will leave that Friday from the church at 3:30pm and return Saturday at 8:30pm. Sign up for the youth retreat is closed. Please contact Jon Goforth (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if any remaining spots are available.
This year's theme focuses on a satisfying rest. We, as well as the students, struggle with resting in God. Students are either far too busy with sports, homework, and social activities to consider God or they are consumed with Netflix and video games that do not provide a satisfying rest. This retreat will focus on seeing our need for rest, our failure to rest, and our pleasure in rest. Only Christ has provided for His people a satisfying rest. In Christ, we find a peace and contentment that this world can never satisfy because we were made to glorify God and enjoy Him for forever. The church father Augustine wrote, “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” Our prayer is that God will use this time to stir our students hearts to find rest in Christ alone.