High School “Girl-Guy” Retreat Day
High School students were treated to a day dedicated to furthering their discovery of our uniqueness as young men and women in Christ. Local pastor’s wife and worship leader, Becky Newton, spoke to our young women with the message of “You Are Enough,” from Psalm 139. Local pastor, Drew Hynson, addressed our young men with a message about “Following the Way of Wisdom, according to James 1.
The day consisted of two separate retreats on one campus with guys meeting in the gym and young women meeting in the multi-purpose room, each for three main message and worship sessions. The day was broken up with small group time and activities directed at their interests. Working behind the scenes were many parents who brought treats, helped set up and tear down and serve lunch to our speakers and worship leaders.
Feedback from the young women after this day reflected eagerness for more of this kind of message directed at the strength and dignity of women. Young men responded well to the message and characteristic humor of Mr. Hynson, former youth pastor to many of our students and familiar friend at Bradshaw.
This on-campus retreat is followed in the spring with an off-campus experience that provides yet another opportunity for a message that is consistent with, but builds upon the testimony of scripture as it is brought through staff and chapel speakers throughout the year.