If you ask any crowd of Christians when they were saved, most would confirm that it was at a young age. Of those, most would confirm it was at a Christian camp or retreat. In fact, a recent study concluded that these two criteria alone describe 60% of Christians. This is just one of several reasons why SCCS decided to invest in a Spiritual Life Retreat for our high school students.
There’s something unique, something special, about leaving the school, home, or church you’re used to attending and journeying to a new location. The focused atmosphere, the time with friends and other Christians, the enjoyment of games and activities builds a spirit of camaraderie among the students. It opens the heart to hear the word of God. The attention to spiritual things and lack of distractions give the mind a chance to refocus on the parts of life that hold eternal value.
This year over 150, 9th-12th grade students will head to Valley Trails Ranch for two full days: Monday, September 24th and Tuesday, September 25th. This hidden retreat center is located in the canyons west of Lake Castaic. Students will hear from Anthony Wilson, the basketball coach at Clearwater Christian College near Tampa, Florida. After each chapel session the students will form small groups for further discussion of the message and conclude with a time of prayer.
Please join us in praying that the Lord will grip the hearts of the students over these two days. Pray that God’s name would be glorified through students coming to know Him as their Savior and committing their lives to him.
CLICK HERE to view photos from the 2011 Spiritual Life Retreat.
CLICK HERE to view photos from the 2012 Spiritual Life Retreat.