The last time Red River Black Campus Ministries gathered Black students from around the region was in Spring 2019. As a result of this retreat, we saw ministry grow exponentially the following semester leading to the largest Regional BCM Catalyst Conference ever in the Fall of 2019 with over 100 student participants. With the impacts of the pandemic, storms, and political & social unrest over the past twenty months, Red River BCM leadership felt the leading of God to gather our Black student leaders from around the region once again.
The purpose of this retreat is to provide a space for our Black InterVarsity student leaders to gather and receive contextualized support and resources to serve others on their campus. The theme for the weekend is LEADING WELL. It is our hope that once you leave our retreat space, you will feel both equipped and encouraged as you return to serve the Lord faithfully in this season.
Tentative Schedule Friday, October 29, 2021 5:00pm Registration and Check-In 7:00pm Dinner 8:15pm Opening Session & Worship 9:30pm Conversations by the Campfire
Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:30am Breakfast 9:30am Quiet Time 10:45am Learning Session - "Leading Well through Consistent Personal Rhythms" 12:00pm Scriptural Study 1:00pm Lunch 2:00pm Group Recreation 5:00pm Learning Session - "Leading Well through Strategic Connections" 6:30pm Dinner 7:45pm Learning Session - "Leading Well through Compassionate On-Campus Witness" 9:30pm Group Recreation
Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:30am Breakfast 9:30am Check-Out 10:00am Closing Session and Worship 11:00am Goal-Setting on the Trail 11:30am Group Picture and Departure
COVID Safety Guidelines There will be a limit of 30 people total on site. We will require mask wearing the entire day, other than during mealtimes, and we will be socially distanced during our activities. We will check everyone’s temperature with forehead thermometers upon arrival. We will also provide hand sanitizer and extra masks on site.
Athletic clothes and shoes (Gym Facilities Available and Recreation includes zipline, dodgeball, and a jumping pillow)
Warm clothing (can be chilly indoors)
Games (please make sure and label them)
Retreat Location Details This year's retreat will be held at the Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center located at 5128 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167. We will have hotel-style lodging in the McDonnell Lodge and hold all of our sessions in the Texas Room attached to the lodge. All the meals will be provided directly by the camp, with snacks available in between meal times. For more information about the camp, please visit https://www.lakeviewcamp.net/.