Rooted & Grounded (Formerly Winter College Retreat)

Rooted & Grounded, January 7-9, 2022  ***Register Here***

Rooted & Grounded is an annual gathering of young adults (post high school/18-25) hungry for truth, a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and fellowship with others in a similar pursuit.  They come to spend time with the Lord, to be encouraged, to expend themselves in worship, and to be a part of blessing others.  Rooted and Grounded is a weekend set aside for discipleship–“that we might grasp how wide and long and high and deep the love of Christ is. That we might know his love that surpasses knowledge–that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Rooted & Grounded is held at The Hill, 989 Hardin Wadesboro Road, in Hardin, KY.  It begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and goes through Sunday at 10:00 am. The cost is $50 for the weekend, which includes all meals on Saturday and breakfast on
Sunday, and housing on-site if needed.

Soft Start on Thursday: We want to squeeze all the goodness we can out of gathering together this year. If you are able,
we’d love to invite you to come up early on Thurdsay night for a bonfire/hot dog roast/smores at 6:00 pm. Friday morning
we will have a light breakfast and maybe sing and fellowship before having lunch with Frank Friedman at 12:00 pm ($10). We’ll get to pick his brain on whatever we want! Yay-uh! Free time in the afternoon before the retreat starts at 7:00 pm.

It’s our prayer that you would leave the Hill on Sunday filled to the brim with new ideas, nourishing community, and
scrumptious foods. Our hopes can only be realized in and through Jesus Christ. Come with your anxieties, joys, and
frustrations and lets be together for a weekend enjoying the unity of His life!

(Register Here)  Registration is absolutely necessary!

(Retreat Information)   If you’re staying in the dorms there are items you need to bring along.

Winter Youth Retreats

January 14-16, 2022

This is our annual winter retreat for middle and high school students–39 hours filled with the Word, laughter, friendship, worship, fun, and a little bit of sleep. Students must be at least 13 to attend.

Mail in your application soon to secure your spot.  The cost is $50.

2022 Winter Youth Retreat Application

Speakers: (TBD)

Yes, we need volunteers to help! (Volunteer Appl.)

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Beginning January 18th, 7:00 pm at The Hill

Join us for the spring semester of adult Bible study at The Hill with Dr. Dave Gibson!  Click here to go to the Teachings page to view his teaching slides for each session.

Online Advancing in Romans Bible Study

Beginning January 31, 2022!

Click here to go to the Advancing in Romans page and begin.

The Online Advancing in Romans Bible Study is designed to take you through one of the deepest of Paul’s letters, but we would like to go further.  We want to equip you with everything you need to lead a group study of this awesome letter.

Each Monday we will post a new audio and the accompanying notes.  If you prefer to have the complete set of notes/commentary as opposed to downloading it each week, we have it available on our resource page.  Go here.

2022 Grace Conference, Awakened to Grace 

February 25-26, 2022 

registration is required

We are thrilled to present Awakened to Grace, the 2021/22 Grace Conference!

When one is Awakened to Grace it is extraordinary and astonishing.  Revelation of God’s grace for the first time is often as radical as getting saved.  We hope you walk in this experience already.  But if not, we pray you will as we explore God’s grace with conference speakers Andrew Farley and Tim Chalas.  Both have a rich understanding of God’s grace and a gift to help others see it as well.

Click here to register.

The 2021/22 Grace Conference, Awakened to Grace, will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church’s facility, 1280 Riley Road, Benton, KY.  Registration is required and is limited to 400.

Childcare is available to attendees with children ages 0-2.

The event starts on Friday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00 in case of inclement weather), Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday lunch is provided with registration.

Dormitory style housing for out-of-town guests is available at The Hill for $25 per person (an option on the registration form).  A list of other accommodations can be made available at your request. Here is a link to items you’ll need to bring to stay in our dorm-style housing at The Hill.

Directions to The Hill

Facilities at The Hill

Our teaching staff for the weekend is uniquely gifted to speak on the topic of grace: Andrew Farley and Tim Chalas.  A short biography and links for more information are included below.

Andrew Farley

Dr. Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Church Without Religion and a bestselling author of six Christian books.  Andrew serves as a faculty advisor for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he frequently speaks to Christian university groups like Campus Crusade for Christ and at churches around the United States and in Canada.  Andrew hosts a live call-in radio program that is broadcast in all 50 states and Canada, Monday through Friday on Sirius XM Channel 131.

Over the last two decades, Andrew also served as a professor of linguistics at the University of Notre Dame and at Texas Tech University. He lives in west Texas with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin.

Tim Chalas

Tim is lead pastor at Grace Life Fellowship in Baton Rouge, LA.  A native of Houston, TX, Tim moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU in 1988.  After graduation, he attended Torchbearers Bible School in Estes Park, CO.  Tim and Kathryn married in July of 1998, and he joined the Grace Life Staff in September of that same year. They have three children: Caroline, Andrew, and Olivia.  Tim is passionate about sharing the truth of God’s grace and walking alongside others in their journey.

Awakened to Grace is sponsored by The Hill, First Missionary Baptist Church (Benton), Grace Fellowship (Paducah), and Murray Family Church.

Click here to register.

Married Couple’s Micro Retreat

Upcoming retreats will be scheduled very soon!

What does grace look like within a marriage relationship?  We’ll explore that and more on this weekend retreat led by Brent and Lisa Armstrong.

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Men’s Retreat

Yes, the Men’s Retreat is on for this weekend!  Register Here

April 22-24, 2022 

(Register Here) Our annual Men’s Retreat for fathers, their sons, and single men of all ages.

The Men’s Retreat is a gathering of men passionate about faith in Jesus.  Sometimes intense, sometimes relaxed–it’s a reflection of the men who attend and the bold way that Jesus lives through them.   This diverse group comes together as friends to worship Him with whom they share a common bond.  They come to teach and learn, to serve and be served, to study, to relax and drink deeply of fellowship with one another.  If that sounds appealing to you, we invite you to join us for the weekend.

Check back again for info on a speaker for this retreat.

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Summer Youth Leadership Camp

Camp 1, June 5-11, 2022

Camp 2, June 26-July 2, 2022

Senior Weekend, July 22-24, 2022 (Post Graduation Seniors only)

Watch our camp promo video here!

In addition to summer camp we will host a senior weekend.  This has been very beneficial in the past and will help them get focused on their future whether they are headed for college, trade school, or the workforce.  A graduated senior may join us for that weekend only or in addition to one or both weeks of summer camp.

Register Here for Summer Camps and/or Senior Weekend

Yes!  We need counselors and volunteers for these camps.  Please consider how the Lord would have you minister to the campers this year.

Volunteer Application

Fall Retreat

October 22-24, 2021 

(Register Here for 2021)

Frank Friedmann we have invited Frank back to teach for the 2021 retreat since the 2020 retreat was cancelled.  We are excited to have him back at The Hill.

Frank grew up on the west coast where he met his wife Janet.  They have four grown children, Les-Leigh, Benjamin, Morgan Faith and Avery. After a wonderful time of ministry in Delaware, Frank and Janet answered the call to come to Baton Rouge and shepherd Quail Ridge Bible Church, which is now Grace Life Fellowship (GLF).  It has been Frank’s deep and abiding joy to see people find their true identity, worth, and purpose in their sharing in Christ as their Life.  Frank is the teaching pastor at GLF.  You can hear messages by Frank here.

Frank’s new book, Stunned by Grace, explains God’s grace in such a simple, yet profound, manner that it has garnered over 100 5-star reviews.

The Fall Retreat will begin on Friday night at 7:00 pm at The Hill and end Sunday morning around 10:30 am.  Saturday breakfast and lunch are provided, along with breakfast on Sunday morning.  Housing is available at The Hill in our dorms.  As always, there is no charge for this retreat.

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