There are just over 2 weeks left to register for our Young Adult Discipleship Retreat. This unique event is a 12 day live in experience that is impacting and changing lives every year. It is an experience like no other that challenges young adults to develop and grow their faith in ways that have a lasting impact.
Kaitlyn Stock attended in 2016 and this is his reflection on the impact it had on his life.
YADR was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived, so I was slightly nervous of what was to come. Looking back, I can say that it was a bunch of laughs and fun, but I can also say there was no shortage of challenges. We were pushed to be vulnerable, and to think about the difficult questions. Who am I? Who is God? What is my purpose? Why am I here? In 12 days, I discovered my identity in Christ, God’s purpose for me, and the ability to love my brothers and sisters in Christ as they are, unconditionally. I know for me, YADR has given me a chance to renew my faith and live a life with Christ always in the centre. I also know that I am nowhere near finished growing yet, and I still don’t have full answers to most of my questions, but now I know where to start. The bonds that were formed over those twelve days between the participants are bonds that I know will last a lifetime, but most of all, the bond I have with Christ has never been stronger. I have never felt so confident to be a disciple of Christ and show God’s kingdom to the world through His love and His words.
YADR is happening again in 2017 from DEC 2-13. It is an experience that shapes, challenges and grows each participant. The retreat focuses on personal spirituality, theological teaching, ministry and leadership skills and immersing young adult in a culture of honour where each person is seen and treated as a child of God with value and worth. Through a very intentional group process, young adults experience community in a very significant way. This combined with putting into practice much of what is learnt results in a very significant experience.
To find out more about YADR and to sign up, please head along to www.lyq.org.au/yadr