Fall Retreat

The Grace Church Fall Retreat is built around a series of talks, meals, and fellowship opportunities. It is a great time to get away (but not too far away!), relax, learn, and be rejuvenated.

2020 Fall Retreat: Walking Backward to Bethlehem: How Christ Permeates the Old Testament 

In Hebrew the word for “in front of” is the same word for “past.” We face the past as we walk into the future. Beginning with Genesis, we will walk backward through the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings all the way to Bethlehem. We'll see the Son of God appearing in promise, in theophany, in prefigurements, in worship. From beginning to end, the OT is about Christ. 

October 23 and 24
Silver Heights Camp: 501 Camp Ave, New Albany, IN 47150
childcare provided

2020 Fall Retreat speaker: Chad Bird

Chad Bird is an author and speaker who is devoted to honest Christianity that addresses the raw realities of life with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament theology and Hebrew. He is a regular contributor to Christ Hold Fast, 1517, and Mockingbird Ministries, and he cohosts the popular podcast, “40 Minutes in the OT.” He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. He has contributed articles to many journals and websites, including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, and Lutheran Forum. He is also the author of several books, including Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, and Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life. Chad and his wife Stacy have four children and two grandchildren. They enjoy life together in the Texas Hill Country. 

Preliminary Retreat Schedule

Note: this is NOT an overnight retreat. We'll all sleep in our own beds on Friday night.

Friday, October 23
6:00pm - Dinner (potluck with "main meat" provided)
7:00pm - Session #1 with Chad Bird
9:00pm - Optional Fellowship Trip to Sergio's World Beers

Saturday, October 24
8:30am - Light breakfast
9:00am - Session #2 with Chad Bird
10:00am - Small group Discussions/Break
11:00am - Session #3 with Chad Bird
12:00pm - Boxed Lunches 
Saturday afternoon: Optional Fellowship Trip to Huber's Farm
6:00pm - Buffet Dinner
7:00pm - Session #4 with Chad Bird 

Cost:  TBD

Past Fall Retreats:

2019: Becoming Human Again: Restoration in Christ with Adam Morton 

Session 1: The Human Being, God, and the Ugly Ditch
Session 2: Created (to be) Human
Session 3: Conformed to the Image of the Son
Session 4: A Human is Justified by Faith