Our weekend church retreat has always been a great time of refreshment for church members of all ages and stages of life! It provides a great opportunity to meet new people and grow closer together as a church family.

Our speaker this year is Jim Newcomer. Over his years in ministry, he has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, seminary professor, and conference speaker. Jim has authored the counseling resource, “Help! I Can’t Forgive.” Most recently, he has moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to serve as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.

Jim and his wife, Lorie, have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, martial arts training, and knife collecting.

You can make your reservations at the Hospitality Center. Download the retreat brochure.


The Wilds Christian Camp (Brevard, NC)

Travel Time
Approximate travel time from Atlanta is 3 hours during non-rush hour. [Google Map]

Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. and continues until 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The camp begins with Supper at 7:30 p.m.

Departure is Sunday after brunch. You should be on your way home around noon.

0-4 years: Childcare is provided during each session. High chairs and booster seats are available in the dining hall. Please bring your own pack and play for sleeping. A stroller or carrier is encouraged. The nursery is located on the ground floor of the Fremont Inn, to the left of the chapel.

5-12 yrs: Children will have their own time of music, a Bible lesson, and activities during the main sessions. Children can be picked up from The Snack after each session.
*Ages 8-12 will join their parents for the Sunday morning service.

13-18: Teens will join their parents in the services.

Click here to get a glimpse of some of the activities available at the Wilds.

Since the Wilds ministers to people from a variety of backgrounds and situations, we seek to show deference by following these guidelines – Jeans, slacks, and shorts may be worn at any time, but these should be loose-fitting and no shorter than the top of the knee. Ladies, lease avoid low necklines and tops should cover the shoulders.

Special Diets
All meals are included in the price of the conference; however the kitchen is not able to accommodate special diets. If you are on such a diet please bring your own necessary supplements. A menu can be requested by contacting the church office. There is a microwave available in the dining hall to prepare your food.

What to Bring

  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Toiletries
  • Extra clothing and towels for anyone who may participate in the water activities
  • Extra money for the Snack Shop, Bookstore, Craft Shop, and Cool Beans Coffee Shoppe
  • Light jacket raincoat or umbrella
  • Port-a-Crib for infants
  • DO NOT BRING tobacco, alcohol, guns, ammunition, or pets

Contact the church office.