Thanks largely to the Cooperative Program, the AZSBC, and every church that faithfully gives to missions, every attender at this year's retreat will be receiving a free copy of the speaker, Rod Handley's book. Remember we are now less than a month away from T-shirt deadline. We are also less than two months away from … Continue reading Books!
The good news is we now have two lifeguards. The goal is to have all the water events open through the entire Saturday rec time. I had been pretty sure that would mean having two lifeguards. And with your help I secured two lifeguards this week and also confirmed their credentials were in order. The … Continue reading Lifeguards
Let me take a minute to review the process groups use to reserve space at our retreat. First download and fill out a Participating Church Agreement. There is a variation of this form called the Participating Group Agreement that can be used when the group is not coming under the leadership of a church. In … Continue reading The Reservation Process
One of the questions that is often addressed is what is the minimum age allowed at the retreat. I have allowed each group to make their own determination as to what their lower age limit is. When pressed I have suggested 12. The speaker this year suggested 14. I think there are two considerations as … Continue reading Minimum Ages
It is exciting this year to watch the number of strong new churches planning on joining our retreat. If every church from last year brings the same number of people and the new churches bring what they seem to expect to bring, we will be full. This leads to some free advice. (Totally worth the … Continue reading Welcome New Churches
The most common request we get is for a way to pay online with a credit card. As of today, this option is available. For many attenders this will be a more convenient way to make payments, however it will come with some minor drawbacks. Namely that you will have to pay the credit card … Continue reading Online Payments
It is a very common occurrence for something on the back of your mind, something you intend to deal with later, to lapse before you ever have a chance to work it out.