Memo to the Church: Grow Up!

2012 College-Age Retreat

Memo to the Church: Grow Up!

Hey, college-age folks, have you noticed you're not the only one who has changed over the last couple of decades? So has the church. And while you're wondering what you'll become, the church should be asking itself the same question.

Isn’t it time for the church to grow up, find meaningful work, and face the new challenges of the diverse, confusing, and broken world of the 21st century? Or is the church happy to live forever in its parents’ basement?

Actually, if we root around in that basement, we might find some stuff worth keeping. (In 1727 the Moravian Church was the church of the future!) At the college-age retreat, we’ll talk about some treasures of our past and how they might reinvigorate the church of today. We’ll also talk about the treasures we might be missing right here in the present—like the rich gift of relationships with people different from us, people often pushed to the margins of our society.

Join us at the college age retreat. We’ll talk. We’ll eat. We’ll unpack the church’s stuff. Maybe we can help the body of Christ to grow up--"in every way into him who is the head, into Christ" (Ephesians 4:15).

College-Age Retreat at Laurel Ridge

Friday, Nov. 2nd 2012 at 7pm to Sunday, Nov. 4th 2012 at 11:30am

124 Pendry Drive

Laurel Springs, NC


$65 per person (includes Saturday meals, Sunday brunch, and materials)

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Program Leaders

Ginny Tobiassen

Ginny Hege Tobiassen spent her childhood either going to Laurel Ridge or wishing it was time to go to Laurel Ridge. A member of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church and a graduate of the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University, she is awaiting call in the Moravian Church.

The Rev. Russ May

Russ May spends most of his time at Anthony's Plot, a Moravian community of faith that combines residency, community development work, and a socially-relevant and spiritually-hopeful outreach to bring the good news of Jesus to visible reality our lives, our household, and our neighborhood. He's also an ordained Moravian minister and all-around good guy.

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