Over Spring Break we took our Metamorphosis group to a beautiful cabin just south of Chattanooga for a retreat. If you have never heard me talk about Metamorphosis it is a confidential group for teens where they can share their struggles. We meet once a week, but wanted to have a retreat where we could address some things more in depth. Thanks to some very generous people who support our group through prayers and donations we were able to take our group on this retreat.
We spent four days studying David Platt's "Follow Me". I hope they learned as much as I did. Wow!
"I am convinced that when we take a serious look at what Jesus really meant when he said, “Follow me,” we will discover that there is far more pleasure to be experienced in him, indescribably greater power to be realized with him, and a much higher purpose to be accomplished for him than anything else this world has to offer. And as a result, we will all—every single Christian—eagerly, willingly, and gladly lose our lives to know and proclaim Christ, for this is simply what it means to follow him."
We didn't just study. We had a lot of fun. How can you not have fun when you are with a huge group of teens? We ate a lot of delicious food, played games (have you ever played Egyptian Rat Slap?), got in the hot tub, took a polar bear plunge in the swimming pool, made s'mores around the outdoor fireplace, explored the abandoned house, went to Lookout Mountain, Rock City and hiked to a waterfall. Am I missing something? Needless to say we packed a LOT into our retreat over Spring Break.
Let's go again!!