Sr. High Retreat

2019 Sr. High Retreat


November 22-23, 2019

Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca
3271 Sandy Beach Rd. NE
Solon, IA 52333

As God’s children in Jesus Christ we are called to proclaim the Gospel in both word and deed. Today’s culture is not unlike that in which the early Christian Church began to grow. Basic biblical knowledge can no longer be assumed. In some places the proclamation of the Gospel will be met with hostility and anger. During the 2019 IDE Sr. High Retreat, we will consider how the early Church proclaimed the Gospel in a secular and hostile culture, and how we might utilize their approach today. We will study illustrative biblical texts and the methods utilized by early Christians to help others discover their soul’s longing for themselves and then guide them to finding fulfillment in Christ.

Presenter: Rev. Jon Ellingworth is Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly, IA.

Registration Deadline is November 18.

Please contact the district office with any questions.

The retreat will take place beginning on Friday, November 22nd at 7pm and going through 3 pm on Saturday. This retreat includes a pizza snack on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. A complete schedule can be found at the bottom of the page.

The cost of the confirmation retreat is $50. Please fill out the online registration form and pay online or make checks payable to “Iowa District East.” On the memo line write “2019 Sr. High Retreat.”

Download Registration Packet

Tentative Schedule


7:00 PM                    Arrive/Settle In/Register
8:00 PM                    Opening Devotion & Meal Prayer (Fireside)
8:15 PM                     Pizza (Dining Hall)
                                    Games (Activity Room)
9:15 PM                     Session 1 (Fireside)
10:00 PM                 Activities
11:00 PM                  Evening Devotion (Fireside Room)
                                    Free Time
                                    Lights Out


8:00 AM                    Breakfast and Table Talk (Dining Room)
8:45 AM                    Morning Devotion (Fireside)
9:00 AM                    Session 2 (Fireside)
9:45 AM                    Outdoor Activity
10:45 AM                  Session 3 (Fireside)
11:30 AM                  Free Time
12:00 PM                  Lunch and Cleanup (Dining Room)
1:00 PM                    Outdoor Activity
2:30 PM                    Review Session and Closing Devotion
3:00 PM                    Depart