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2017 New Life Retreat

June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Consider joining us as we dive into what it means to recover the gift of Sabbath that God gives us and invites us to take part in.  We will be joined by our guest speaker, A.J. Swoboda.  Details below.

Recovering the Gift of Sabbath with AJ Swoboda

June 2-3, 2017 at Camp Tuk-a-way in Blacksburg.

Retreat Schedule:
Friday – Check-in for camping starting at 6pm.  Bonfire starts at 8:30pm
8-9am            Breakfast
9:30-10:30     Session 1
10:30-10:45   Break
10:45-11:45   Session 2
11:45-1:00     Lunch
Saturday PM:
1:00-2:00p    Session 3
2:00-2:15      Break
2:15-3:00      Q&A
Main Session Info:
Session 1:  Sabbath & Fear – How fear can keep us from the joy of receiving the Sabbath as a gift.
Session 2:  A Theology of Sabbath – Investigating biblical foundations for Sabbath practice.
Session 3:  Practice of Sabbath – Exploring the logistics of how Sabbath can be kept in the 21st century.
Adults: $20  Youth/Children: $15
Non-Camping: $15
Cost includes:
– meals
– snacks
– overnight stay (if applicable) – tent and cabin camping available
– a copy of the book 24/6

*Scholarships for this retreat are available upon request.

Click here to register.

Bio on AJ Swoboda:
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at Portland and Fuller Seminaries, including a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. well, he is the founder and director of Blessed Earth Northwest, a center that helps think creatively and strategically around creation care issues in the Pacific Northwest. Alongside this work, he serves as the national director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that are thinking strategically about Christian training in creation care. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. A.J. is the author of The Dusty Ones (Baker), Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology (JPTSup, Deo), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com, or follow him on Twitter @mrajswoboda.


June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
June 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm


Steve Englund


Camp Tuk-a-way
2262 Craig Creek Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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