Our Youth Group participated/helped lead the Presbytery of Western Kentucky’s Fall Retreat at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, KY. The creative leadership for the conference consists of ministers and youth ministers in our Presbytery.
This year’s retreat creators were Anthony Marts, David Muffett, Katie Todd, Mason Todd, Evan Walker, Rob Wilson and me (Becky Durham)!
This year’s retreat theme was “Status Update” and we had three worship/keynote sessions:
1. OMG (Who Do You Say God Is?) Matthew 16:13-17
2. IDK (Who Do You Say You Are?) 1 Peter 2:4-6
3. BFF (Who Does God Say You Are?) 1 Peter 2:9-10
On Saturday night, we have an interactive worship and prayer experience involving stations. The description of the first four stations can be found by clicking this link. Here are the last four stations we created for this event:
Station 5: Louconville
1.Â When you imagine Godâ€™s Kingdom, what do you see?
2.Â Cut out words and pictures from magazines (or draw or write your own) that represent the Kingdom of God. Add them to the collage as we create a representation of Godâ€™s Kingdom at Loucon.
But strive first for the kingdom of GodÂ and hisrighteousness, and all these things will be given to you as wellÂ Matthew 6:33
Station 6: Instagram
1.Â How do you believe God sees you?
2.Â Take a picture of yourself as you believe God sees you.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Godâ€™s own people,Â in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Once you were not a people,
but now you are Godâ€™s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.Â 1 Peter 2:9-10
Session 7: Maps
1.Â You are HERE now, but God has plans for you!
2.Â On the map, draw or write where you believe God is leading you next.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says theÂ Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Session 8: Words With Friends
1.Â There are a lot of great people here at Camp Loucon with you. Think about some of the people you came with or have met. What do you admire or love about these people?
2.Â Find the names of one or more people you thought about and write encouraging words by their names.
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, asÂ indeed you are doing.Â 1 Thessalonians 5:11