Middle School Retreat
September 28, 2018 — September 30, 2018 | Shocco Springs
Middle School is an extremely stressful and important time in the lives of our students, and we want to offer them a one weekend experience to get away and spiritually recharge early on in the year. This is a wonderful time for them to get to know each other, get to know our staff and leaders, and to refocus their identity in Christ. The best part is that it’s only one weekend, and they have all of Sunday to recharge after the retreat! Our theme for the retreat is SWerve. This theme stands for Stop-Worship-Serve. We are placing a high importance on the fact that the life of a Christian involves serving the world around them just as Jesus did. This weekend we will focus on where we gain the strength and desire to serve, and that comes from our time together with Jesus. Our love for Jesus and His love for us overflows out onto others, and we look forward to bringing your students into that movement. We also take away cell phones for the weekend allowing students to FULLY unplug and connect with Jesus and each other. This is a can’t miss opportunity for your student as they begin their year in Shades Student Ministry 2018-19!