Registration Time Friday Evening - 7:30PM Pick-Up and Camp Closing Time Sunday afternoon - 1PM
When now is too soon, a weekend for procrastinators. The goal is to think about how we affect those around us, how we deal with feeling pressure from those around us, and why pushing people's spiritual growth can sometimes be unhelpful. So leave the homework at home, turn off that work computer and bring your comfy clothes. This weekend we are putting those things off until Monday. I hope to see you all there! This retreat is gearing up to be a special one.
Speaker: Ya Boy (that means me... aka Sam Eitner ) Credit Cards, cash, and checks can be used to pay when you get there
A bit of musings from Karl Samuel Eitner March 16 at 7:17pm · Hello everyone, well here it is - the Friday announcement that I have been talking about all week. Normally when planning the spring retreat the theme, title, or general focus of the weekend has always been the easiest part. It always used to stem from a question I had or a random thought that I was working through. However, this year was not so simple. Over this last year I have had a lot to do with school! Last semester was my first semester teaching. I was taking my last two classes and I was working on writing my thesis proposal. Also, fun fact about that proposal, it was a semester late. So you could say it was a bit stressful and I received a promotion at my “real” job and was given my first mapping project there. With all that being said, the only time I had spent thinking about this retreat was enough to say, “Yes, there will be a spring retreat.” About mid-February, I realized that the event was up and coming and I had absolutely nothing planned, no ideas, and to be honest, I was becoming concerned that perhaps I wasn’t going to be able to come up with anything. When people would ask I would say things like, “Its coming, just need to do some writing for it and what not.” But the truth is that after senior camp last summer, where I was the evening speaker, the think tanks were a little on the empty side. So while wallowing in my idealess despair, I looked over at my dresser and saw a book that Weston had lent to me. So I picked it up and read it in two different sessions. The book was FundaMENTAList by Joey Svendsen. Now please note, I am not suggesting this book (lol), it is a bit… awkward and that is putting it lightly. This book got me to start reflecting on the language and atmosphere that can appear in church and that can sometimes unintentionally be unhelpful or in some cases unhealthy. I first began reflecting on the language we use in the church and how we can be pretty pushy. Then the next step I took was to do some self reflection. When have I ever felt like there has been unfair “spiritual” pressure placed on me and when have I, while teaching, maybe been far too pushy on the people listening to me. Last summer I challenged the campers to get out of their “armchair” and begin trying to figure things out for themselves. This weekend, in some ways, is and extension of that. This retreat is based around the idea that sometimes now is too soon. We can’t force others to grow, but rather allow them to have the space to think, process, and make their own choices. The title of this weekend is When now is too soon, a weekend for procrastinators. The goal is to think about how we affect those around us, how we deal with feeling pressure from those around us, and why pushing people's spiritual growth can sometimes be unhelpful. So leave the homework at home, turn off that work computer and bring your comfy clothes. This weekend we are putting those things off until Monday. I hope to see you all there! This retreat is gearing up to be a special one.
Low pricing for this camp is only made possible by the generous support of several Evangelical Denominational churches and individual gifts. Thank you!