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men's retreat 2021

March 19-20

Retreat begins Friday night 7pm
Reconvene on Saturday morning and be finished by noon
The 2021 retreat will emanate from Winston-Salem, leveraging video conference magic with some in-person opportunities available.  No road trip up the mountains, you get to sleep in your own bed, a bargain at $15, but still chockful of teaching, worship, fellowship, and fun. Our speaker this year is Jonathan Murfee, leader of local Priority One ministry in Winston-Salem and former Young Life Area Director.  Jonathan is well-known in our community, with a heart for Jesus and for men’s need for Him.

If you are part of a small group that would like to experience the retreat together (even virtually), round up your buddies and everyone indicate that on their registration. Register today!

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women's retreat 2021

April 16-17

In this pandemic year, we will not be going to Montreat but we will still be gathering as women for a local retreat.  Since we can, we’ll be meeting in a warmer month: April!  The retreat will have flexible and safe options for engagement.  But like all retreats, it will include time to engage with the Lord & His Word.  Jennifer Hagin, our speaker, will lead us in an exploration of faith in the wilderness and the way that the Lord uses difficult seasons to develop in us spiritual practices and deeper faith.  Can you think of a better topic for this year?  In addition to great teaching, we will also connect  with each other in community, and of course revel in snacks and merriment.   Please mark your calendars for Friday evening, April 16  to Saturday evening, April 17. 

Registration coming soon!

Reslience Women's Retreat

all church retreat

postponed until sept 24-26, 2021

Mark your 2021 calendars now! Dr. Jerry Sittser will be our guest speaker!

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guest speaker

Dr. Jerry Sittser

Courtesy of Whitworth University

A professor of theology and senior fellow at Whitworth University, Jerry Sittser specializes in the History of Christianity, Christian Spirituality, and Religion in American Public Life. His course, Monasticism: Old and New, meets over January Term in the wintry beauty of Tall Timber, a Christian camp located in a remote area of the Cascade mountain range. Students live together for three weeks, follow a modified Benedictine Rule, and explore various spiritual traditions that have emerged throughout the history of Christian monasticism.

He founded the Certification for Ministry program, the Masters of Arts in Theology program, and the Academy of Christian discipleship. Currently he is serving half-time as professor of theology and half-time as senior fellow and resident researcher in the Office of Church Engagement.  Students have voted him “Most Influential Professor” ten times.  He has written nine books, among them A Grace Disguised, The Will of God as a Way of Life, and Water from a Deep Well.  Brazos Press just published his latest book, Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian “Third Way” Changed the World, which explores how the early Christian movement developed such a clear and unique identity in the ancient world and, against all odds, grew into a formidable force long before Christianity became a legally recognized religion.  He enjoys music, literature, gardening, hiking, woodworking, and he attends the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year. Married to Patricia since 2010, he has three married children, two married step-children, and eight grandchildren.