Our retreat will give you a chance to reconnect drawing closer to each other and to God.
The Fall Family retreat is designed to provide a worshipful family bonding time for all families. From the music to the speaker our retreat will be Family Friendly and offer exciting times for young and old alike. Get away from your daily life and take time to enjoy the Adirondacks during the fall.
Speaker: Jim Jeffery
Jim is the Equipping Pastor of Chapel Pointe Church, in Grand Rapids, MI. His ministry focuses on adult discipleship, small groups, bible electives, care ministry and equipping leaders in each of these areas.
He enjoys sharing the preaching ministry and consulting with other churches and leaders to advance the cause of Christ.
He was ordained into the ministry in October 1978 by Grace Baptist Church, and has served as a pastor for twenty-six years. Jim has enjoyed preaching and teaching in local church bible conferences, camp ministry, pastor’s fellowships and college campuses.
Jim Jeffery served as the President of Baptist Bible College & Seminary now Clarks Summit University for fourteen years from 2001-2015. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for eleven years prior to his appointment and was Chairman for three years. He has served on the boards of Baptist Mid-Missions, Camp Patmos, and Ohio, Indiana, & Michigan state pastors’ fellowships.
President Jeffery earned his Bachelor of Religious Education degree in 1979 at BBC (now Clarks Summit). He is also a graduate of Practical Bible College (now Davis College), earned a Master of Religious Education in Pastoral Ministry degree at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, and has done doctoral studies at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and Grace Seminary. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Shepherds Seminary in Cary, North Carolina, in 2005.
Jim and his wife, Alberta, have three children; Daniel, Amy, and Rachel, and eleven grandchildren. Jim and Bert love spending time with family and building into the faith and lives of their grandchildren.
His hobbies include riding his Harley, swimming, biking, downhill skiing, golfing, and reading.
John Martin Keith
John Martin Keith is a singer-songwriter with Edenbrooke Music in Nashville, Tennessee. He is passionate about God and music and has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. John Martin, better known as Marty, has performed in front of thousands from the stage along with artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Jaci Velasquez, Jonny Diaz, Nickel Creek and NewSong, among others.
Originally from Paducah, Kentucky, Marty began learning to play the guitar at the age of four from Herb Chapman Sr., father of GRAMMY and Dove award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman. During his college years, he shifted into music ministry, working with youth camps and churches, which shaped his style of music into what it is today. He then moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of a music career.
An ordained worship pastor and dubbed as a “musicianary” by one of his pastors, Marty has spent years touring the country, sharing the gospel of Jesus through his music in churches, camps, youth conferences/retreats, and colleges. “When I lead worship, my goal is not to become the focus, but to turn the focus to the throne of God. I want worshipers to look inside themselves and at their relationship with Jesus. To understand that apart from Christ there is no hope in the world and through Christ alone can salvation, peace, and joy be found,” says Marty. He adds, “These songs fit into every category of life. They are about real life, real joy, real love, real struggle. Being a Christian does not mean we won’t have struggles. Christ told his disciples, ‘in this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33) Even in the struggles, there should be worship. Everything we do in life should be an act of worship to the Lord.” Marty’s music strives to be a reflection of that.
Marty takes every opportunity given to him to create great music with the hope of enriching peoples live through it. In upbeat songs of praise to our Creator, heartfelt love songs for his wife, or heartbreaking stories of despair he has personally encountered, everyone can find something they are looking for in John Martin Keith’s music.
We can’t wait for you to join us for this amazing retreat!
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Sample Weekend Schedule
2:00 PM Check In
5:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Session I
8:00 PM Group Game/Activity
8:30 PM Socialize & Relax
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM Session II
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free Time
5:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Session III
8:30 PM Movie
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Checkout
9:45 AM Session IV
11:15 AM Brunch