청소년부 겨울 수양회 All Stars & Joshua Generation Winter Retreat
At the end of December, Allstars and Joshua Generation went to NorthBay Retreat Center in Maryland for a three-day and two-night retreat. The vision for this retreat was: Cultivating Generations of Gospel Disciples. The Lord truly blessed us in this vision. At the retreat, we not only had both our middle school and high school ministries, but also around 40 parents come and serve, and over 40 counselors in life stages ranging from college-age to working and young family. Additionally, there were eight pastors that joined us for this retreat: five from KCPC, two others that were raised in KCPC, and one from a New York youth ministry that joined us for this retreat.
It was truly a big retreat for the youth pastoral and staff team. Big in number, with over 450 staff and students registered––but also big in the sense of newness. It was new to see such an opportunity for greater unity between the generations. Parents were able to witness their children, the next generation, worshipping passionately. Students were able to see their parents joyfully serve. High schoolers were able to set an example for their younger brothers and sisters in Allstars in worship and devotion. Middle schoolers reminded the JG students of the sweetness of their first retreat memories. This retreat signified a connecting of the generations by creating, or deepening, pre-existing and long-lasting relationships that will continue on hopefully long after this retreat. We pray this momentum will carry into the new year and propel our church-wide vision of the Gospel Project.