The time has finally come! This coming March 22-24 SPDYM will be hosting its very FIRST Young Adult Retreat, and we are super excited! This event is exclusively for married and single young adults ages 18-35.
Since 1971, the Southern Pacific District has struggled to launch a successful young adult ministry campaign in which the local churches can adopt and implement as a ministry. As a result, we experience a considerable loss in our young adult church retention rates and ministry participation. Facing the reality of this loss, we decided to put an end to this epidemic by expressing to our head officials on the importance of launching our young adult ministries department. By the grace of God, we managed to get the approval of the executive presbytery to explore the options of hosting this year a young adult retreat as a pilot test to learn how this ministry can positively impact the growth of our district.
Although we are not 100% sure what will be the response of the district churches by the offering of this event we convinced we are heading in the right direction. We passionately believe it is time for our district to carefully separate teenagers away from young adults and strategically create safe places for each group. That is why we have gone out our way to bring the best line-up of guest speakers, workshop speakers, and worship band to the snowy mountains of Big Bear California. We highly encourage you to join us as we continue to help shape the future of our Southern Pacific District. However, just in case if you are still not sure about attending this event. Please know that not only will you be apart of a historical event but we are sure it will provoke an AWAKENING in the lives of those who have been patiently waiting for this season to come. Remember you are the future and the hope of our beloved district. See you there!
We highly encourage you to register and support our attempt in introducing the Young Adult Ministry to our district churches. So register today and be part of a historical movement.
What to Bring
Event Line Up
The Salvation Army's
Pine Summit Christian Camp
700 Wren Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Q: How much is Registration?
A: $180.00 per person.
Q: What does register cover?
A: 5 meals, 3 days, 2 nights, Workshops, Main Sessions, Outdoor Activities and more.
Q: who can attend the YA Retreat?
A: Ages 18-35, Single people Married Couples.
Q: Can I bring my children?
A: No, unfortunately this retreat will not be open for anyone under the ages of 18 years of age.
Q: Will this retreat be bilingual (English and Spanish)?
A: Yes! the entire event will be translated.
Q: Can I register onsite?
A: Yes, however, we ask everyone to in advance there is a space limitation.
Q: Will it be snowing during the YA Retreat?
A: Based on the information given to us. It will most likely be lightly snowing. We will keep an eye on the weather for you and advice in advance.
Q: Can I register?
A: You can register through our online form only.
Q: Will married couples be able to stay in the same room?
A: No, Unfortunately everyone will be split and place in cabin rooms of the same sex.
Want to help?
Here's is how...
- Register your young adults
- Promote this event on your social media.
- Tell other young adults groups about this retreat.
This retreat is a 3 Day, 2 nights, 5 meals
event in the COLD city of Big Bear CA. You will be staying cabins in large groups.
- Warm Clothing
- Running Shoes
- Writing Utensils
MArch 22- 24
Check in 3pm - 5:00pm
Night Session 7pm- 10pm
Morning Prayer 7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast 8: 00am - 9:00am
Morning Session 9:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:30 pm
Workshops 2pm - 4pm
Night Session 7pm - 10pm
Breakfast 8am- 9am
Morning Session 9:30 am - 11:30
Venue Check out 12:30pm
Event program coming soon...
Point of Contact
Event Theme & Key Verse
Key Verse: Ephesians 5: 1- 20
Workshop Topics :
(1) Saving my marriage before it starts
(2) YA, the most "Missed-Understood" group in our churches
(3) Identity, habits, guilt, and repentance. Let's talk about it!
(4) Music, and song writing
O: 626.968.5088 ext 412
A: 614 S 5th Ave La Puente 91756