2023 Congregational Retreat

On August 4th, Trinity Pines Retreat Center was occupied by over 200 Linder Road congregation members who spent the weekend together, renewing their courage on God and deepening their relationships with one another.

Due to the accidents on 55, members were late arriving on Friday, also, due to the rain, Sunday morning worship was moved to inside the tight conference room. However, we had wonderful time spending time together, playing game, sharing their talents and encouraging each other for stronger faith.

August 4-6

Theme: “Rooted in Courage”

Purpose: To rest in God and reflect on our relationship we have with Him and one another. Focusing on relationships rooted in fellowship, edification, encouragement, and fun in a relaxed setting.



4:00 Registration opens, Free time

5:00 Welcome & Opening Devotional

6:00 Dinner & Free time

8:00 Fireside Devotional – “Be Courageous”

8:30 Fireside fun – Smores/snacks etc.

9:30 Free time (games or just visit)


6:30 Fire-pit fellowship for early birds (coffee and prayer for the day)

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Singing & Lesson – “Gideon’s Courage”

10:15 Free Time

12:00 Lunchtime

1:30 Free Time

5:00 Group Picture

5:30 Dinner

7:00 Talent Show

8:00 Fireside devotional – “Abram’s Courage”

8:30 Fireside fun – smores/snacks etc.


6:30 Fire-pit fellowship for early birds

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Class (all ages)

  • “Daniel’s Courage”
  • “S-M-A’s Courage”
  • “Stephen’s Courage”

10:30 Worship – Lesson – “Peter and John’s Courage”

11:15 Pack & Cleanup

12:00 Brown-bag lunches are provided

1:00 Depart Retreat Relaxed & Encouraged

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph. 3:17-19 ESV)