IGNITE: Confirmation Retreats

Students in grades 6 through 8, and adult mentors, are invited to join us for one of two Confirmation Retreats.  One will take place at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. John, Indiana.  This will be held Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22, 2019.  This retreat will focus on the Lord’s Prayer, helping students identify their unique gifts, faith formation, and building connections for middle school youth from across the synod.  There will be experiential learning sessions, a hands-on service project, and time for recreation and fun.  Worship will be held on Sunday morning.  The second retreat will be Friday, October 4, – Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Lutheran Hills in Morgantown, Indiana.  The content will be identical at both retreats.

The registration cost is $75 per person which includes lodging, food, and programming for the retreat at Holy Shepherd and $100 per person at Lutheran Hills.

Contact Pastor Dan Fugate at youth@iksynod.org or 317.253.3522 for more information, to register, or to be part of the planning team.  You can also register at https://forms.gle/muJwPoXHqXzzBgec6.


Proposed Schedule (subject to change)

Times are Eastern for Lutheran Hills and Central for Holy Shepherd


7:00 pm       Arrive (check-in, move in)

7:30 pm       Welcoming – Relationship Building Games/Activities

8:30 pm       Session 1

9:30 pm       Snack and Fellowship Time

10:00 pm     Church Group Time (discussion guide will be provided)

11:00 pm      Lights Out


8:00 am       Breakfast

8:45 am       Morning Devotions

9:00 am       Session 2

10:00 am     Spark Discovery activities

11:00 am      Free Time

12:00 noon  Lunch

12:45 pm      Afternoon Devotions

1:00 pm       Session 3

2:00 pm      Fun Activities

4:30 pm       Hand On Service Projects

5:30 pm       Dinner

6:15 pm        Evening Devotions

7:30 pm       Spark Fair

9:00 pm       Camp Fire

10:00 pm     Church Group Time (discussion guide will be provided)

11:00 pm     Lights Out


8:00 am      Breakfast

8:45 am       Clean up, Pack, etc.

9:15 am       Worship (9:50 am at Holy Shepherd)

10:00 am    Depart  (11:15 am at Holy Shepherd)

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