What is the purpose of Christian community? For many believers in today’s Church the Christian community barely shows up on the radar of life. Has God intended us for more? Is church more than a hyped up seminar we attend on the weekends? The truth is that Scripture explicitly defines a thriving community of believers that seems non-existent today. Our aim at this 2015 Youth Retreat is to reveal what God says about being the Bride of Christ in HIS WAY. Join us for an impacting week at the Lake of The Ozarks as we step back from regular life to be changed by the Word of God. We have a special opportunity to hear from two men who have a passion and vision for this Biblical directive: Pastor Otto Skoog and Pastor JD Summers. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to experience the power of God’s Word without the hectic distractions of our scheduled lives! This week will prove to be an important step in you walk that will affect your outlook and function in the community of Christ! SPEAKERS Morning Sessions: JD Summers (Church Planting Pastor at Redemption Hill in Lawrence, KS) Evening Sessions: Otto Skoog (Church Planting Pastor at Restoration Bible Church in Ottawa, KS) COST The trip will cost $260 per person. This includes travel fees, lodging, meals at the camp site, and all activities. Some additional cash will be needed for meals on the road, gas station stops etc. Recreation at the retreat will include hiking, gym activities, basketball, volleyball, swimming, spelunking, lake activities and much more. TRAVEL Meet at Countryside at 8:00 am on Monday, June 15. We will return to Countryside around 8:00 pm on Friday, June 19. To download the printable brochure click here.