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High School Kick-Off Retreat

  • Damascus Catholic Mission Campus 7550 Ramey Road Centerburg, OH, 43011 United States (map)



Friday Night:
6:00 – Arrival (no dinner provided)
6:30 – Opening Activities
7:15 – Opening Worship
7:45 – Message: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (Water)
8:30 – Worship, Adoration and Confessions / Prayer Ministry Stations also offered
9:30 – Parish Group Sharing or Small Group Sharing
10:30 – Fun in the Lodge

8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Mass (or Short Testimony: The Need for Daily Prayer followed by Personal Prayer)
9:30am – Transition
9:45am – Main Stage Morning Session: A Case for Souls
The State of Affairs (texting activity)
Why Numbers Really Matter
Harvest is Abundant, Laborers are Few
10:45 – Parish Group Time (Led by Youth Minister)
Focus: What are we going to do about what we just heard?
11:15 – Break
11:30 – Morning Breakouts:
Core Training: Ministering like Jesus: Relational Ministry & The Discipleship Method
Leadership Team Training: Components of True Discipleship – Are you a disciple?
12:30 – Lunch
1:15 – Afternoon Rec (Options: TBD)
2:30 – Afternoon Breakouts:
Core Training: Small Group Ministry Training
Leadership Team Training: Priorities & Time Management Skills: Overcoming Stress
3:30 – Parish Group Time / Small Group Time (Led By Youth Minister)
Focus: General Sharing on what God is saying throughout the breakouts
3:45 – Break
4:30 – Afternoon Breakouts:
Core Training: Prayer Ministry: How to pray with students
Leadership Team Training: Sharing Your Faith With Others (The Power of Testimony & Learning how to share your testimony)
5:30 – Dinner
6:45 – Free Time (Stay in the Lodge or in the Barn)
7:30 – Opening Worship
7:50 – Message: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (Fire)
Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Clothed with Power from on High
Encountering the Fire from Heaven!
8:30 – Worship and Prayer Ministry
9:45 – Parish Group Sharing or Small Group Sharing
10:30 – Bonfire
8:00am – Wake Up
8:30am – Breakfast
9:15am – Closing Session: Building an Irresistible Environment
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (Rain)
Core Values or Core Culture Principles
10:15am – Parish Group Time (Led By: Youth Minister)
Focus: What do we need to do to change the environment in our culture? Or general planning going forth and wrap up from the retreat
11:00am – Sunday Mass


Earlier Event: September 6
Girls Middle School Kick-Off
Later Event: September 17
High School Kick-Off Night