Student Ministries took our Fall Refresh Retreat this year on the first weekend in October. Our numbers were huge with twice as many people as when we took our first Refresh trip two years ago!

This year our focus for the retreat was “Pray Like Jesus” and we spent time learning more about prayer in general and the Lord’s Prayer more specifically. Our guest speaker for the weekend was Rob Duncan, youth minister of Lakewood Church of Christ.

Rob talked with us about praying to a God who is much bigger than we tend to believe, “prayer busters” that inhibit our prayer life, and how forgiveness affects our prayers. We also spent Saturday night on a prayer station walk around the camp, learning and experiencing different ways to pray.

Of course we also had plenty of time to enjoy free time playing games and hanging out as well as our annual Frisbee Ultimate game of boys versus girls. We are already looking forward to next year with a bigger group and a new space at camp to accommodate more people.

We hope to see everyone back again in 2016!

Matt Cass, Student Ministry Director

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