What was the DiscipleNow Youth Retreat like?

By Nate Kugel on November 18, 2017

I figure, that’s probably why students get on such high spiritual highs when they go on retreats and missions trips, because while they are there they encountered Jesus… but then they get home and their phones and video games consume them…”  – Aaron L (weekend speaker)

What would happen if we took the commands of Jesus seriously, y’all…? I mean praying like we really believed something would happen. It would change the world… change the world.
– Roxanne E (weekend speaker)

These were some of the many challenges that our students were given over the weekend of DiscipleNow. Our speakers focused on 5 core practices of the Christian faith: kingdom focused prayer, proclaiming the gospel, being with the ‘least of these’, reconciliation, and being mutually submitted to each other.  Students also played a brand new game called 9-Square (similar to the classic 4-square), served the church through cleaning projects, and worshiped with other Alliance Youth Groups at CRASH 2017. 

DiscipleNow is our annual in-house retreat where students stay at church member’s homes together, discuss faith topics, and hear from guest speakers–all while playing crazy games and having good food.

If you or your student missed out on DiscipleNow 2017, our youth group has upcoming events for them to get involved in. (i.e. Winter Camp and our weekly Friday Night Coffeehouse)

Email: youth@bloomingdalechurch.org for more information on all things 7-12th grade at Bloomingdale Church.