School Years 7-8

Come to the Father

As young people begin secondary school, they begin to make the choices that determine who they will become. The retreat Come to the Father provides an opportunity for retreatants in Year 7 and Year 8 to encounter the person of Christ and make the choices that enable them to become disciples of a loving Father. Inspired by the conversion of St. Paul in Acts 9, each session sheds light upon the concept of a conversion of heart. The retreat provides concrete and practical options for young people to enter into a relationship with the Lord by following the One who calls Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Each of the themes explored on retreat is expounded upon in small group sessions facilitated by our young adult missionaries. All who attend the retreat walk away equipped to grow in their prayer life. By exploring the truth laid out for us in Scripture, the retreat enables young people to understand and choose a life with Christ.

MORNING:

Arrival, welcome, games
Introductions, rules, and prayer
Small group time
Session I: The Way
Small group time
Large group activity: Choices
Lunch

AFTERNOON:

Session II: The Truth
Prayer Stations
Session III: The Life
Small group time
Final Chapel Service

OPTIONS: Residential retreat for up to 32 pupils or Day retreat for up to 32 pupils