“And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he (Jesus) prayed.” – Mark 1:35
Jesus would often go off by himself to pray and be with God. Many people throughout Scripture would encounter God out in the wilderness. He uses times when we take a break from our everyday lives and distractions to communicate with us and reveal himself. Candidates are asked to disconnect from their regular lives in order to commune with God. Retreats will help youth encounter Christ in a new way and bond with others through activities, prayer, small groups, and talks.
This retreat is for all 6th-8th Grade Youth.
Every year 1000+ Junior High students gather at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park to encounter God through a “mountain-top” experience. The high energy speakers, dynamic worship, fellowship, and adoration help ignite a passion for Jesus in the young people which encourages them to live their faith in everyday life.
Steubenville of the Rockies 2018
June 22nd-24th 2018
“In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.”
1 John 4:9
We live in a world where there are voices shouting at us from all sides, trying to tell us who we are and who we aren’t, who we should be and who we shouldn’t be. If we pay too much attention to these voices, it won’t be long before we forget our true identity altogether.
But amidst all the noise is our loving Father, who wants to make Himself known to us and speak truth about who we are. God’s love is deeper and His plan for our lives is greater than anything the world has to offer – will we allow Him to reveal it to us?
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!!
FRANCISCAN LEAD : June 18-22nd
Franciscan LEAD is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. Our leadership philosophy is based on the foundation that youth leadership flows from a personal relationship with Christ. Therefore, we first give teens the tools to grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and then give them the essentials for servant leadership and evangelization.