DISCOVERY WEEKEND 2018
Discovery Weekend is February 23-25. This weekend retreat is hosted at the church for middle school students, with high school students in leadership roles. It is an awesome time for the church family to come around our students and encourage them to grow in their faith. Registration is open from January 1 through February 9.
WHAT: Discovery 2018
WHEN: February 23-25 2018
WHERE: Asbury United Methodist Church
HOW MUCH: $60 (Free for any Middle School friends that are new to Asbury!! (Invite your friends!!!))
REGISTRATION OPENS: January 1
REGISTRATION CLOSES: February 9
Discovery 2018 will be a great opportunity for you to get more involved in the spiritual development of your student! We are looking for parents and other adults to help us serve the students this weekend. This could be simply helping with driving students to an off campus event, or spending the night with us. The opportunities to serve are (almost) endless!
HEAR US: NOT ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO SPEND THE NIGHT. While “Overnighters” are a major need of ours, as we said earlier, we do have other opportunities for you to serve. By clicking here, you can express INTEREST in serving at Discovery 2018. This does not lock you in to anything, but it does let our staff know that you are interested in helping, and they will contact you!
We will be having a DISCOVERY PREVIEW NIGHT February 19 from 7 to 8 PM. We strongly encourage your attendance at this meeting. We will be discussing the topics of the messages, logistics of the weekend, and ways that you can come alongside your student as they get ready for an awesome weekend connecting with God!
DISCOVERY 2018 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Discovery Weekend?
Discovery Weekend (or Discovery for short) is an at church retreat for middle school students, hosted by the whole church. The adults in the church help out in a number of ways and the high school students provide leadership by giving the youth talk and leading small groups. The retreat will begin on Friday night and end after worship on Sunday afternoon.
What will my student do at Discovery Weekend?
The theme for this year is UNITED. As we come to know Jesus and experience a relationship with Him, multiple things happen. We become connected to THE living, moving, God, and we also become connected to the living, moving, Body of Believers that we call the Church. The Church is God’s people on this Earth, and we’re challenged by the Word to do life together: eating, drinking, meeting, praying, singing, serving, laughing, crying, celebrating and living life together. It is when we are connected as The Body of Christ that we get a taste of what God’s intentions are for humanity. We were meant for relationship, with God and each other, and living UNITED, as one Church, is how we can experience that. This weekend, we will explore what it means to connect with Jesus and live UNITED as the Church.
Who is eligible to go to Discovery Weekend?
All current 6th through 12th graders and college students are eligible to attend this retreat. Each paying Asbury RESET middle school student can bring a friend/guest who doesn't regularly attend for FREE (guest still need to register)! High school and college students will lead middle school discussion groups and be assigned leadership roles throughout the weekend.
When is Discovery Weekend?
February 23-25, 2018
What if my student has food allergies?
Asbury RESET will accommodate your student needs. We do need to know about any food or dietary restrictions. Please tell us and coach us through your students needs. We will be cooking and eating at the church all weekend long.
Can I use my earned money help pay for this retreat?
YES! We encourage it.
Can my student bring a friend?
Yes of course, if they don't normally attend Asbury RESET then your friend gets to attend for free. Please make sure all friends sign-up too!
Can my student have their phone to call me if they want? How do I get in touch with my kid if they don’t have a phone?
Asbury RESET has a no cell phone policy on overnight trips. This is to provide your students will an opportunity to focus on the retreat and what God is doing in their lives. All adults will have their phones available for calling home and for pictures.
Where will my student sleep? Do we need an air mattress?
We will sleep in Sunday school classrooms at Asbury UMC. You will need to pack a TWIN SIZE air mattress or sleeping bag. (Space is limited so make sure only to bring twin size air mattresses, please.)
Can I send snacks?
Yes, but they are not allowed in the sleeping area because of bugs. Girls are asked to bring sweet snacks and guys are asked to bring salty snacks. Please make sure snacks are individual packages. We will provide a snack room and students will need to bring snacks to the snack room during drop off on Friday. We also ask each person to bring a case (6-12 bottles) of bottle water to share also.
When is the last day to sign up?
Do you need volunteers?
Absolutely. Like we said above, click here if you are interested!