April 10, 2012

Upcoming Youth Retreat

April 10, 2012
Last year we departed from our usual routine of going to a full blown youth camp and decided to run our own retreat for our youth. Our desire was to engage more of our body in ministering to our youth and to involve our own teachers as the speakers.

We had a fantastic time at Windermere in southern Missouri with a good number of our youth attending and many of our single and married young adults serving as staff and counselors. The theme of the retreat was our identity in Christ, and the sessions proved to be very impacting for many who attended.

This year our focus will be on the character and nature of God, and we will be traveling to Como, Colorado where we will be renting Camp Como for the week of July 4th. Pastor Gary McQuinn (a former Countryside member and intern) who serves at The Crossing in Fort Collins, Colorado will be speaking to us in the evening sessions. Our own Pastor Scott Nicoll (who served for nearly twenty years as the youth pastor at Countryside) will be speaking in the morning sessions.

Registration is still open, but only through April 29th, so be sure to sign up soon. We are anticipating another meaningful time of learning and focusing on God's truth while growing in our unity together.