2018 GCF Winter Retreat Program

Reimagining Following Jesus

GCF Winter Retreat

Goal: To develop and be encouraged in understanding our particular stories (as scholars of particular disciplines at particular universities) within God’s greater story and purpose for the world, i.e, seeking the good of all (Gen.12:2-3, calling of Abraham—“all peoples on earth shall be blessed through you”)

Individual Preparation: Read 1 Kings 1-11 and this article by Tim Mackie on King Solomon.

Friday, January 12

5:00 p.m.
Registration Begins
7:00 p.m.
Dinner
7:45 p.m.
Welcome
7:50 p.m.
Worship and Introductory Interviews with Speakers
8:30 p.m.
Small Groups- by chapter
8:30-8:50 p.m.
Small Group Introductions & Brief Discussion
9:30 p.m.
Announcements, prayer & closing
9:00 p.m.
Games, snacks, social time

Saturday, January 13

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Individual Reflection — Matthew 6:25-34 and Luke 12:22-34
9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Worship and Prayer for the Day
9:30 a.m.
Small Group Activities & Manuscript Study by DISCIPLINE
10:15 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Regroup in large group to discuss Small Group findings
11:00 a.m.
Speaker Presentation: How we have learned to connect our scholarly lives with God’s greater Kingdom purposes
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 p.m.
Small Group Activities - Groups by DISCIPLINE
1:15 p.m.
Regroup to discuss Small Group findings and ask further questions
1:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Responding in Prayer - in Chapters
4:30 p.m.
Worship, Offering and Final Thoughts
5:00 p.m.
Dinner & Depart