Sr. High Retreat

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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


Stay tuned for information as this event is being tentatively rescheduled from November.


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.