Spiritual Retreat Stretches Middle Schoolers
Middle school students had an amazing opportunity this past month to go on a spiritual retreat. The goal of the time was for students to have opportunities to get out of their comfort zones in order to develop deeper relationships with each other and with God. Students were placed on teams that competed throughout the week in a variety of activities that forced them to work together and grow as a team. Students did anything from leap frog relays to tug of war in the mud to joke-telling contests.
During their free time in the day kids got to enjoy all sorts of activities:
*Some faced their fear of heights and went flying through the air with their friends on a giant swing.
*Some enjoyed times of good fellowship and conversation with their teachers as they got their favorite snacks at the snack bar.
*Some made new friends with students that they had never spoken to prior to the retreat.
Overall, students walked away appreciating the time away from school to focus on their relationship with God and to develop more in their relationships with others. Teachers also appreciated the opportunities to get to know their students outside of the classroom in fun and meaningful ways. We are grateful for the way the retreat brought our student body together in a powerful way.