The Refuge hosts several retreats during the year. The big ones this year are:

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Where: Camp Patmos on Kelleys Island

When: August 31 - September 2

Cost: $125

Each year we take the high school to Camp Patmos on Kelleys Island. 

We're very excited for this year's trip focused on: Biblical Defined Sexuality 

What does the Bible say about Manhood and Womanhood? 

We will get below the surface and culturally accepted norms of sexuality to the character and the values God puts on people's lives. As you know, there are many ways this world will define womanhood that are not values found in the Bible. There, likewise, are cultural norms we would call "manly" that are not emphasized by God in his Word. We will give ourselves 3 days to cultivate our true Christ centered identities....Praise God. This weekend is both strategic and critical for our students' future.

Register here!

Questions? Please email Pastor Dale at or Jaynie at


Engage Creation 2018


Engage Creation is July 9th-13th for incoming 9th graders through exiting seniors. Register here!

Engage Creation is our high school summer trip designed to create space for you to enjoy relationships while admiring the creation of God in many forms. This is an activity-driven 5 days and only costs $265!

Overview: Join us for a fun week in God's creation! We'll begin our retreat by serving at a project in downtown Cleveland. From there, we'll travel to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. From there, we will spend the remaining 3 days caving at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky before heading back home.

Topics: We'll take a look at the tension in the world today over creation versus evolution, what God thinks of you, manhood according to God, womanhood according to God, how to live a life as someone who believes in creation, and worshiping the Creator of the world and not the things in it.

We are excited to have you on this trip and to pursue Jesus together!

Please email Jaynie at or Pastor Dale at with any questions!


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What: The Sr. High ministry is participating in a Family Mission Trip along with the Middle School ministry, Marriage & Family, and Missions ministires.

Where: Nassau, Bahamas

When: June 9-16, 2018

Here's how you can APPLY for the trip.

View the BROCHURE.

Find out MORE information about the trip.

High School Ministry contacts for this trip: Jaynie Hansen at or Pastor Dale Patrick at


Winter Retreat 2018

Winter Retreat: Go Live is February 16-18, 2018!

Students in grades 9th-12th can register here for the Winter Retreat. Register by February 7th!

The Winter Retreat is a weekend filled with getting to know Jesus more, hanging with friends and having fun! This will be a combined high school and middle school retreat. Our theme for this year is “Go Live” which will be focused on living in the present for Christ.

The Winter Retreat will be taking place at Pleasant Valley Ranch (4023 OH-603, Perrysville, OH 44864). Everything will take place here. We will meet at Grace Church at 5:30pm on Friday to drive to Pleasant Valley and will be back to Grace at 4:30pm on Sunday. (Check in will start at 5:15pm on Friday)

What to bring: Sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket, pillow, WARM clothes: hoodies, jeans, sweatpants, jackets, Bible, notebook and pen.

**Please fill out the Emergency Medical Form and turn in to Jaynie or Pastor Dale.

If you have any questions, please email Jaynie at or Pastor Dale at

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