Retreats and events

Students and staff devote two weekends per year for concentrated biblical teaching over the weekend with time, space and activities intended to teach students to cultivate a biblical relationship with God and neighbor. These are times for us to get away from our busy schedules and the many distractions in our lives and to focus on our relationship with God. We have seen God work in the hearts of students again and again on our retreats. Retreats are also great fun!

We also schedule special events and activities throughout the year in order to promote unity within our group and to provide our students with the opportunity to share Christ with their friends. We also plan events that give parents the opportunity to facilitate and deepen their relationship with their teenagers. Some favorites include the annual overnight camping trip during which we canoe the Buffalo River, Broom Hockey nights at the Arkansas Skatium, and bonfires in the fall!

2024 Schedule

1/12/24 - Broom Hockey and Lock-In
2/21/24 - No Youth Group (Missions Conference)
2/25/24 - Combined Equipping Hour (Missions Conference)
3/20/24 - No Youth Group (Spring Break)
3/22/24 - Spring Retreat
3/31/24 - Combined Equipping Hour (Prayer Breakfast)
5/5/24 - Senior Recognition Sunday
6/15/24 - Senior High Lake Day
6/21/24 - South Africa Mission Trip departs
6/30/24 - Combined Equipping Hour (Prayer Breakfast)
7/10/24 - No Youth Group (VBS)
7/24/24 - No Youth Group (Parent Meeting)
7/27/24 - YA vs SM Olympics
7/31/24 - No Youth Group (Leader Meeting)
8/7/24 - No Youth Group (Summer Break)
8/9/24 - Junior High Canoe Trip
8/11/24 - Promotion Sunday
8/14/24 - Aloha Wednesday
9/20/24 - Fall Retreat
9/29/24 - Combined Equipping Hour (Prayer Breakfast)
10/12/24 - Living for God Conference
10/23/24 - No Youth Group (Reformation Celebration & Leader Meeting)
10/27/24 - Combined Equipping Hour (Reformation Celebration)
11/27/24 - No Youth Group (Thanksgiving)
12/18/24 - Christmas Party
12/22/24 - No Equipping Hour
12/25/24 - No Youth Group (Christmas)
12/29/24 - No Equipping Hour