Posted by Dave Smith

As you probably already figured out, we are not holding a fall Young Adult Retreat. Instead, we are going to try something a little different – a winter get-together, of sorts. We’ll still have the same fun and fellowship; in fact, the whole focus is on fellowship – Biblical koinonia and ways that we can practice real fellowship aside from eating food together. And by the way, we’ll be sure to have lots of good food as well…and plenty of warm fire to enjoy it near.

We are going to hold our sessions a little differently, too. There’s no way to tell how big or small of a group that we will have, but we are going to be having discussion times in place of the preaching sessions. It might be one group or several groups, but we’ll always start together. I will give a brief challenge regarding the particular aspect of fellowship that we will be discussing and provide some talking points. Then, we get to practice what we preach. We’ll gather into group(s) and have some profitable time exploring the many facets of Biblical fellowship.

What to Expect

The retreat will be held at Peniel Bible Camp. Our first official event is dinner at 7 PM on Friday, December 30. You can certainly arrive earlier, though, and we plan to finish by 3 or 4 PM on Saturday (and you’re welcome to leave later). You will be staying in A-frame cabins with other young adults. If you would like to request to stay with someone in particular, please let us know when you register and make the appropriate arrangements when you arrive. Feel free to dress casually, but please dress modestly and appropriately so as not to detract from the goal of the weekend.

What to Bring

The cost is $30 which includes overnight accommodations and three meals. Bring your Bible, notebook, bedding, toiletries, and appropriate clothing for both the weather and recreation (mostly indoor but possibly outdoor?).


Contact Izaac VanderSchel by email (pbcprogram at or phone (740.505.5621). Please register below to let us know you are coming! (Also, specify if you will be able to attend either Friday or Saturday only.)