Youth Retreat – 2018

On July 6th, teens will be able to head off on our annual youth retreat. This year we will once again be teaming up with Elevation Church at Versailles State Park for 5 days of unifying discipleship. All teens (7th-12th grade) are invited, and even encouraged to bring friends. There will be teaching/worship sessions, team games, swimming, hiking, socializing, free-time, and plenty of food; all for only $65 total! Come join us as we can all grow closer to God TOGETHER!
 
Follow THIS link to register for Youth Retreat!

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Women’s Retreat 2018

It’s been about a month since our annual women’s retreat at Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center in Hillsboro, Indiana, and I am still reminiscing on the joy we shared and the good things God did in our hearts. We had such a relaxing weekend with time to walk through the woods, play fun games, try some new things (like archery tag and knife throwing), connect with other sisters in Christ, and most importantly, worship our amazing Father and learn about His ways together. This year, our theme was Sojourner: Saved, Discerning, Equipped, Thriving. We covered a lot of topics, all centering on the concept that we are just travelers through this journey of life, and this world is not our home; so how do we live and engage in this world now? We had some challenging sessions from different speakers, and a mix of workshops throughout the weekend which covered some topics with more depth, like prayer, marriage, and bible study. I just have a few pictures to share, but we hope that you can come with us next year (May 2-5, 2019), and experience the weekend for yourself!

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Going All In

Happy Tuesday, girls! I heard this song on the radio for the first time on my way home from work earlier, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. Believe it or not (despite my crazy personality), I have struggled with a lot of difficulty in sharing my faith with others outside of Christian settings. God is still working on my heart about that, and sometimes I need a reminder that I want to be ALL IN. Not wading in slowly, not sticking a toe into the water, but choosing to dive head first into the deep end of my faith. There’s no going back once you’ve let go of that cliff.
 
So don’t let fear paralyze you today. What is one thing (just ask God for one, not for a terrifying list) that God wants you to be obedient with today? It may be small or it may be kinda big, but He’s holding you through this–you can do it!! AND SO CAN I!! (Sometimes I need my own encouragement…haha) Jaime told me (and others as well I believe) at retreat that if the enemy can’t get you to sin, he’ll just distract you instead. That was a really important and helpful thought to me! He can’t tempt me with some things (like drugs and alcohol) so he’ll just work with busyness and fear of rejection instead.
 
SO– my challenges for today:
 
1. Listen to this awesome song! 
 
2. Ask God to clarify ONE thing for you to do today. If you ask and really allow him to answer, you’ll know.
 
3. Think and pray about what ways the enemy is working against you. Is it temptation of some clear sin? Or is it something more subtle, like laziness? And then put on the armor of God and be aware of those weaknesses!
 
Love you all, beautiful sisters!

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