For many students across the country, September spells the death of summer and compels a return to textbooks, teachers, and classrooms. But for the high-school classes at Grace Brethren Christian School in Clinton, Md., the transition is made easier as the school leads fall retreats for each of its high school classes.
“Our goals are threefold: to introduce non-Christians to the gospel while challenging believers to live their faith, to build unity among the class, and to build good relationships among staff and students,” says Pastor Matt Geier, director of student ministries.
The retreats provide valuable bonding time for members of the classes and prepare them for the upcoming school year. More importantly, they provide opportunities for the staff to encourage the students in their faith, and lead unbelievers to Christ.