GSM Fall Retreat

Join us October 22-24 for our annual Fall Retreat “What if…?”.

This year, we will dive deep into what it is to live in a kingdom life in our day to day life. How do we act? How do we succeed? How do we engage people? How do we abstain from certain behaviors?
We know how the world answers these questions. Look at for number one. Say whatever is on your mind, even if it is hurtful or “just joking”. Be selfish and think only of what is in it for you. Monetary success is the end all be all. Popularity is what we strive for and the more activity on social media we receive, the better we are. If we disagree with someone, we are allowed to hate them and disparage them because it is us vs. them.

But what if….
What if the Jesus way is radically and wildly different? What if we truly owed nothing to anyone but our obligation to love them? What if we truly honored people with our words and actions? What if success was defined by how the Fruits of the Spirit are present in our life?

What if our worth and validation is found in Christ, which leads to selfless acts of love and kindness?

And what if, when we make these Kingdom choices, this begins to change the future? What if the day to day decisions we make to live in the Kingdom reverberate into the future in ways we can’t foresee now? What if the things we abstain from (sin) are the very foundation of becoming people of integrity?

1 Corinthians 15:58 says that NOTHING we do for the Lord is ever useless. Therefore, each and every decision and each moment creates a “WHAT IF” trajectory as to how we grow to know Christ more and more. 

This and more is what we will dive into at Camp Wiregrass, located in Chancellor, Alabama. Tucked back into the woods, we will enjoy nature, rest and fellowship, as we worship, study and enjoy being with one another.

As is the usual, this truly is a “retreat”. A time of rest from the world and the busyness of our lives. A time to sit and enjoy long conversations without worrying about what’s next and where we have to be. A time to play. A time to get to know one another.

We welcome as many “chaperones” on this trip as possible, as it is always a time for us to mentor one another and share time together, so if you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Seth (and fill that out on the sign up below).

We leave Friday early evening (around 5:00 p.m.) and will be home Sunday afternoon. The cost is $75.00 per student, $20 per chaperone, and that covers all food, activities and a t-shirt. More details will be shared as we get closer to the event.

You can sign up your teen(s) by CLICKING RIGHT HERE as well as sign up to Chaperone. You can also sign up at the CONNECT Center at the church building and in the Teen Room.

If you have any questions, let me know!

Author: Gateway Student Ministry

Updates on the Gateway Student Ministry in Pensacola, Florida

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