Fall Retreat

How do you identify yourself?

So many times we grasp onto the identity the world assigns to us.  These identities could come from activities we are involved in, people we associate with, either physically or on line. Or we may receive an identity from the styles we wear or the things that interest us.  
 
The title for this years Fall Retreat was “Identify”.  Our kids learned that our true identity comes from Christ.  All other identities are man made and illusions. They focused on the verse in Ephesians 4:22 and 24 which tells us,
 
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
 
Wow.
 
Part of the weekend was spent in class and active lessons to emphasize who we are in Christ.
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There were also team building activities.  Have you ever tried to put a tent together while only using one hand? You can’t do it alone!
 
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There was also an awesome object lesson involving the different masks we wear and the one we wear when we are
created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Find a someone that went this weekend and ask them about it.
 
 
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Many things are better together!
 
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