Just got back from an amazing weekend with 31 high school students and adults at Winter Place, WV. After doing numerous ski retreats over the past 12 years, I would have to say this one was one of the best! First..We had ZERO injuries or incidents with the Ski Patrol. We had an great time studying "Busyness". It was also amazing to see students stick together on the slopes. I'm used to everyone grouping up in groups of 3 or 4 and not seeing anyone until it was meal time. We had groups of 9, 12, 15, or more all the time and they enjoyed skiing together and staying together. They took the time to help those who were having trouble learning or remembering how to ski. They stuck together as a group.
I think we can all learn a lot from this group and how they acted this weekend. We need to stick together even when times are tough. We need to be there as a large church family to help those when they are down and help them finish their journey by helping them to learn and grow.
During the next five weeks, I'm going to be teaching our small groups, the Essence of Christianity. This will help everyone to stick together like our group did over the weekend. We will walk, talk, and learn together the essence of being a Christian.
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