Have you ever been in a place that’s really and truly dark? A place with absolutely zero sources of light? It’s a little unsettling, isn’t it? We lose context. We become disoriented. And if we’re honest, sometimes we get scared. There is another kind of darkness that surrounds us. It’s not the absence of light. It’s the darkness of a world without good. A world without God.
There is darkness. But there is a light, too. And not just any light. It's a light that is overwhelming, all-consuming, and perfectly pure . . . a light that refuses to be ignored. It’s the light of God’s goodness. And it’s breaks through in the most amazing ways.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:5
There is a light that drives away darkness. A light that drives out fear. A light that runs off despair. A light that shines for justice. A light that is comforting, and clarifying . . . A light that saves.
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12
This is the theme behind our Winter Retreat 2022. We are so excited about your students getting to experience The Darkness and the Light; we believe that over the course of the weekend, they will truly see the radical difference God makes in the lives of His people!
Dates and Times: Friday February 11, departing Redeemer at 5pm. Returning on Sunday February 13 at Noon.
Cost: $150. If students bring a friend who is NEW to RSM, each pay $100!
Location: T Bar M Camp in New Braunfels, TX
Who's going to be there: Just our group! We're bringing our adult volunteers and all our students!
What are we going to DO?
We'll have large group time, like Wednesday nights, with games and fun and craziness and teaching. Then we'll have small group time to keep the conversation going after each large group. Plus we'll have a bunch of other activities people can do including 18 hole disc-golf course, pickleball, sand volleyball, gaga ball, large sports fields, 9 Square, basketball, dodgeball, pool table, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard and ping pong tables!
What Do We Need to Bring?
Sleeping bag and pillow
Clothes (temps are typically between high 60's and lows in the mid 40's)
What's the Deal with Bringing a Friend?
If you bring a friend who is NEW to RSM (meaning they don't come on Sundays or Wednesdays) then you AND your friend each pay $100!
What if money is an issue?
No worries! EVERYONE who wants to go on the winter retreat gets to go! Have a parent reach out to Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll work it out.
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