For the past 20 years, students in grades nine through 12 at Berean Christian School pack up their sleeping bags, casual clothes and bibles, and head off to a three-day spiritual retreat.
This year’s retreat was held at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center in Lake Placid, Fla.
The annual retreat is purposefully planned for the third or fourth week of school in order to give students an opportunity to get to know each other, faculty and administrators in a casual atmosphere, as a way to build relationships and start the year off right.
Students spent three days zip-lining, playing sports, swimming and worshipping together. The Student Council Organization under the leadership of Sarah Stegall planned team-building activities in which students developed imagination and creativity all under the guise of fun and laughs.
The speaker for the high school retreat this year was Grace Fellowship’s family pastor, Tony Sanchez. Sanchez challenged students to be aware of what influences them, as he shared with them what it means to grow closer to God. Students agree this was a retreat to remember. They responded to the message in a positive way, enjoyed the worship time together and challenged Sanchez to basketball.
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