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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Online Ephesians Bible Study

Now in progress!

Click here to go to the Ephesians page and begin.

The Online Ephesians 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, as well as discussion questions to encourage interaction among your small group.  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.

A suggested group Bible study format would look like this:

Your group would listen to the Ephesians audio taught by Bob Warren.  Each individual can follow along using printed notes from the Ephesians page, the Ephesians Commentary, or on their mobile device here.  Give the participants a short break, then come back for a short discussion time with the questions provided online.  You can even email us directly with questions that may arise each week and we will do our best to find an answer.

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Beginning August 17th, 7:00 pm at The Hill

Dr. Dave Gibson will be teaching this semester on “Learning to Experience Life with Jesus.”  Join us for a return of adult Bible study at The Hill!  Click here to go to the Teachings page to view his teaching slides for each session.

2021/22 Grace Conference, Awakened to Grace (Postponed)

The Grace Conference has been postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Dear Grace Friends,

We want to have the most impactful “Awakened to Grace” event possible.
Because of heightened concerns and limitations, we’ve decided to
postpone our in-person event until February 25-26. We are sorry for
any inconvenience this causes, but we are excited to see you then.

We also want to let you know about A SPECIAL EVENT TAKING PLACE FRIDAY
NIGHT, AUGUST 27TH, AT 8PM. We’re inviting you to join us for a live
conversation on Zoom with an opportunity for you to ask your
questions. This event will also be broadcast to FaceBook later that
While this is only a taste of what is to come in February 2022, we’re looking forward to this great time together.
Thank you! And in the meantime, know how loved you truly are!
In Him,
Tim Chalas and Andrew Farley
P.S. Andrew recorded a short video for you here to update you on the plan going forward!

Video from Andrew

New dates: 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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Rooted & Grounded (Formerly Winter College Retreat)

Rooted & Grounded, January 7-9, 2022

***Registration Required!*** Rooted & Grounded is an annual gathering of young adults (post high school/18-25) that are 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.” (It’s hard to write that sentence from Eph. 3 without an exclamation point, ammiright? Wow!)


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.

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, fears, 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.)

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

Summer Camp is on!

Each camp will be limited to 20 girls and 20 boys of high school age (minimum 13).

We will host three weeks of Summer Leadership Camp to accommodate as many campers as possible and still comply with the ever-changing COVID-19 regulations.  Each Summer Camp will begin on Sunday afternoon and continue until Thursday afternoon.  More specific information is available on the camp application.

Watch our camp promo video here!

Until all restrictions are lifted, we will continue to follow the current CDC and state guidelines for group meetings.  Sleeping, eating, and meeting arrangements will provide ample space for social distancing.  Contact surfaces will be regularly sanitized.  Our food service staff will also continue to observe special precautions to protect participants.  Please contact us with any questions/concerns or about other procedures that might be in place.  We will disseminate more detailed instructions to campers in the weeks before camps begin.  You can go here to see our recommended policy guidelines.

In addition to the updated version of summer camp we will host a senior weekend.  It will run concurrent to the second week of camp, but seniors are not required to attend the second week of camp to participate.  A senior may join us for that week only or join us for that weekend and a different week of summer camp.

Summer Leadership Camp 1, June 6-10, 2021

Summer Leadership Camp 2, June 27-July 1, 2021

Summer Leadership Camp 3, July 11-15, 2021

Senior Weekend, June 25-27, 2021

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