Thirst Fall Retreat 2018

THIRST is the Resonate Fall Retreat for students who have a THIRST for God’s Word.  This event is for anyone who wants to grow in their walk with the Lord and deepen their understanding of their identity in Christ.  This years emphasis will be on “Who You Are In Christ” and why that is so important to understand.

WHO: High school students with a THIRST for God’s Word

WHAT: Thirst Fall Retreat

WHERE: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

WHEN: Friday, November 2—Sunday,  November 4

COST: $75 (covers meals, transportation, housing, and teaching material)

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 24:  Event fee must be paid by deadline.  Payment accepted online or place payment in drop box outside Patrick’s office.

FORMS:

2018 Parental Consent Medical Form

ONDESSONK waiver

PACKING LIST:

  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Old clothes for outdoor activities
  • Shorts or jeans
  • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
  • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • $$$ for snacks/souvenirs
  • Rain jacket—Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

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SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 2
5:30 p.m.—Depart LOFBC
Session 1
Go to bed

Saturday, November 3
Breakfast
Personal Devotions
Session 2
Lunch
Activity – Ziplines!!!
Hiking in Shawnee National Forest
Dinner
Session 3
Campfire
Go to bed

Sunday, November 4
Breakfast
Personal Devotion
Session 4
10:30 a.m.—Depart from camp
12:30 p.m.—Arrive at LOFBC

BREAKAWAY 2018

BREAKAWAY 2018

WHEN: JULY 23-26, 6:00-8:00PM

WHERE: @LoneOakFBC D-Building

WHO: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WHAT: Free food, Worship, Games, and Fellowship

THEME:

Whether it’s insecurity, doubt, fear of rejection, or the fear of unmet expectations, fear holds many of our students back. The problem with this is, of course, that God has called us to face our fears and lean-in to who He desires us to be. Scripture is clear: God empowers us to meet the tasks He’s set in front of us. We want our students to confidently embrace the plan God has for them. And so this year’s theme is called:

NEW THIS YEAR:

Instead of having multiple teams, this year there will be one EPIC battle of AMPLIFY VS RESONATE. Each night we will compete in games to earn points for your team, in addition to points for friends brought, Bibles, and team spirit. Wear your Amplify or Resonate swag each night to represent your team!

 

Also, new this year we will have free food available in the youth lounge from 6:00-6:30PM. Come early and stay late! Each night the gym will be open to play 9Square, Basketball, GaGa Ball, etc, or hang out in the youth lounge. On the final night we will once again have our MEGA SLIP-N-SLIDE!

Hope you can make it out each night for this awesome week! Make sure you invite a friend!

Mandatory Camp Meeting

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Mandatory meeting for parents and students going to Chicago for camp.

Location: MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
Time: 6:00pm

You’ll get important information for camp and receive your camp shirt.  This is also a great time to drop off any last minute forms or payments.

We’re taking your kids to Chicago. You need to be at this meeting. 🙂

Chicago Summer Camp – FAQ’s

FAQ’s

What should we pack?

See the Uprising Camp Packing List

Uprising Camp Packing List 2018

Is there competition?

Yes! Find out which team we are on at the Parent/Student meeting this Wednesday, June 20 @ 6:00pm in the Youth Worship Room.

Ever since the inception of GENERATE, two sides have been locked in epic battle: The Pack vs. The Pride. This video outlines how you can lead your tribe to victory (and be the ones holding Festus in triumph).

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme is UPRISING.

  • Day 1: Because there is no one like our God, we raise up in worship.
    • “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28
  • Day 2: Because Jesus died for us, we are raised to new life.
    • “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4
  • Day 3: Because God loves us greatly, we rise above the world and love at all costs.
    • “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2
  • Day 4: Because we have the Good News, we go and tell, raising the banner of the Gospel.
    • “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” – Romans 7:4

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/25/2018)
6:45 AM Check in at LOFBC
7:00 AM Buses Leave!!
1:00 – 3:00 PM Registration & Check-In
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Village Meeting
6:30 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
7:30 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:45 PM Worship (auditorium)
9:30 PM Church Group Time
11:30 PM Lights Out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

OTHER DAYS (6/26-28)
(Day 3 Only: 6:45 AM First Light – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
(Day 4 Only: 6:30 – 7:15 AM GENERATE 5K – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM Encounters in Church Group (assigned location)
8:15 AM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Kickstart
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Serve with Church Planting partner
3:00 PM Open/Free Time (Options announced at Kick Start)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Prayer Gathering
6:45 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:00 PM Worship (Night 4 Only – Final Worship Celebration – 7:00PM-9:30PM)
9:00 PM Church Group Time
10:30 PM One More Thing (Nights 2 & 3 Only)
11:30 PM Lights out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

CLOSING DAY (6/29)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Check-out
8:15 AM Encounters in Church Group Location
9:00 AM Dismiss

Is there a dress code?

Of course. We ask for there to only be one piece bathing suits at camp, or a dark colored t-shirt over a two piece. Avoid short shorts (including guys showing off the bro thighs), spaghetti strap shirts, or really anything that will be a distraction to those around you. We honor God with how we dress. Be cool, but don’t be a fool! If needed, help a brother or sister out.

What is “One More Thing?”

One More Thing are the nighttime activities on day 2 and day 3.

  • Day 2 – “The Get Down.” Our student talent show/camp-wide block party. Bring your best Hawaiian themed outfit and come prepared to have a great time!

  • Day 3 – “Camp-wide Dodge Ball Tournament. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge anything!

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What are the free time options?

Free time options will be announced each morning.  There will be sports tournaments, time to hang out with the cast, and time to get to know the band and camp pastor.

Where will we serve?

Students will serve with our North American Mission Board church planting partners in neighborhoods within driving distance from Wheaton. The high school will serve in Wicker Park with the Church of the Beloved.  They will host a 3-day VBS. Middle School Students will be doing some community service projects in the suburbs of Chicago. These projects will include: yard work, window washing, painting, and picking up trash at a local park.  Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Boxed lunches will be served on-site.

What else?

  • First Light – On the third day of camp, a brief devotion and prayer time will be led by a GENERATE staff member. This time is optional, and the location of this time will be announced the day before.

  • GENERATE 5K – On the fourth day of camp, there will be a 5k around the campus of Wheaton. Participants can win points for their tribe.