Jr. High Retreat
A weekend that brings together high adventure and worship as we discover the outdoors, strengthen friendships, and strengthen foundations in Christ. Sixth through eighth graders go to Whitewater Express Ocoee Camp in Ducktown, TN. Activities included horseback riding, paintball, and mountain biking as well as horseshoes, hayrides, disc golf, low ropes, and campfires.
Sr. High Winter Retreat
Students in grades 9-12 joined us this year on our Senior High Retreat to Glisson Camp and Retreat Center! We had opportunities to hike together, conquer our ropes course fears, and sit fireside with marshmallows. We stayed in cabins and had fellowship time together on Friday and Saturday evening where we reflected on the ways God is working in our individual lives.
Youth Mission Trip
In the summer of 2017, Shallowford youth went on a mission trip in the remote desert of New Mexico. Youth built relationships with and served alongside our Native American brothers and sisters. This mission trip was a complete immersion experience as youth flew to New Mexico, stayed on the reservation, faced outdoor showers and outhouses, left cell phones behind, worked together on construction projects with the community, created and led a culturally-sensitive Kids Club, and reflected on their faith in the midst of a barren desert. This type of immersion experience was a unique opportunity for Shallowford youth to grow spiritually and emotionally. It allowed them to take a step back and evaluate themselves, their lives, and their faith. We hope that you will consider joining the group next year for a new adventure! To view a slideshow of the 2017 trip, click HERE.
Montreat Youth Conference
An annual favorite of youth at Shallowford is our trip to the Montreat Youth Conference where our youth have the opportunity to join together with other young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. A typical day includes morning energizers, keynote speakers, music, small group discussion, recreation, and worship.
The conferences for youth at Montreat Conference Center model true Christian commitment and community. Our young people who attend are both challenged and comforted. They leave empowered, encouraged, and encircled by new friends. Likewise, the leaders who attend with them begin to see their connectedness with the greater church and the vast community of Christ. They take home the tools they need to expand the Montreat experience into the everyday lives of their young people. This trip is available to all high school students, entering high school freshmen through graduated high school seniors.
If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Kibler.