Getaway 2013: Day 1

After a long, tiring day of traveling we’re finally here at Garden City Chapel! We arrived sometime around 5:00 and unloaded the mountains of luggage from each bus. Everyone was directed to their building and found the rooms they would call “home” for the next week. After all had settled into their sleeping arrangements, a quick orientation was given to go over the rules and schedule for the week, which was shortly followed by dinner. The barbeque, macaroni, and brownies were a welcome sight after the long day’s events.

 

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Orientation

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Orientation

After dinner, everyone separated and had their first small group meeting. Tonight’s lesson introduced the theme for the week, courage. We discussed how King Asa in 2 Corinthians 15:1-15 had to show courage for the cause of the LORD and the need for us to have courage as followers of Christ in the world.

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Small Group 1

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Small Group 1

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Small Group 2

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Small Group 2

 

A worship time soon followed small group with the music being lead by Pastor Chad and the Parkwood Worship Team. Pastor Jeff then delivered a message preaching about the LORD being a Warrior using scripture based in the Old Testament.

Getaway 2013: Day 1 Singing

Getaway 2013: Day 1 Singing

Getaway 2013: Day 1 Preaching

Getaway 2013: Day 1 Preaching

A short free time followed the worship before Late Night at 10:15. The Summer Ministry Team ended the night with a blast with games like 51 Card Blow Off, which included students blowing a deck of cards from the top of a two-liter bottle, trying to leave only one card behind.

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Late Nite

Getaway 2013: Day 1 – Late Nite

We are excited to see how to LORD will choose to move among us this week as we delve deeper into this matter of courage. Please lift our staff and students up in prayer as we come before the LORD and ask for his will.

– Getaway Team