Spiritual Life Retreat
Building Unity and Growing Together
Every January, 7th through 12th-grade students and faculty adventured together to The Oaks at Lake Hughes for the annual
SCCS Spiritual Life Retreat to focus on the Lord and each other.
“The spiritual life retreat allows our entire secondary student body to get away from the craziness of school for a couple of days to simply ‘be together’ and to focus on Him,” explains Wiley Kennedy, SCCS Campus Pastor. “The purpose of this retreat is to kick-off the second part of the school year with all of the junior high and high school students together to communicate the same message that will both educate them and encourage them as they progress through the year.”
During the retreat, Landon Miller, Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Grace Baptist Church, taught on the God of Creation. Additionally, students enjoyed various group games and activities. Students had free time and opportunities to participate in what The Oaks offers such as, hiking, rock climbing, a ropes course, archery and more.
“With SCCS being such a small school, unity between the students in their grades and within the secondary as a whole is so important,” shared Natalie Clapper, Student Activities Director.
“At retreat, we see new friendships form as students are challenged spiritually, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. We want to see students grow to love Christ more and as a result love others more while finding the true value in other people as created in the image of God.”
Natalie continued, “There is truly something special about getting to go away with your fellow classmates and teachers with whom you spend the majority of your days.”
The Spiritual Life Retreat offers an opportunity for students to renew their commitments made to the Lord, make new commitments, and encourage one another in a unique setting.
“Students are at SCCS for various reasons,” continued Mr. Kennedy. Our hope and prayer is that this retreat will point them toward the centrality of Christ and the significance of His word. We look forward to seeing the Lord work and the students, faculty and staff respond to this message.”