We held a retreat April 20-22, 2012 at Camp Luz in Kidron, Ohio.  Pastors Tom Hilpert and Peter Churness from LifeTogetherChurches (www.lifetogetherchurches.com) traveled from Tennessee and Minnesota to lead our retreat.  
 
Our retreat topic was Spritiual Freedom.  "Spiritual freedom refers to the process by which we become more and more like Jesus in our character, and less and less like we were when we were dead in our transgressions and sins and followed the ways of Satan (Eph 2:1-2)".  Some of the material was taken from the book The Bondage Breaker by Niel Anderson and supplemented by additional materials.   We worked our way through areas of our life where Satan may have a spiritual stronghold and we confessed these areas to God, and renounced Satan.  We worked through nine specific types of common strongholds that are typical in our lives.
 
We gathered together Friday night for a time of worship and a introduction to the upcoming days events.  Saturday morning we shared breakfast together and then began to work our way through the retreat materials.  Saturday afternoon we enjoyed a break where some of us traveled down the road to Lehman Hardware, others knitted or learned to knit, some took a walk and still others took a nap.  We gathered back together in the early afternoon and finished the material.  Following this, we traveld to a local restaurant to share dinner together and then we returned to our retreat facility in the early evening and shared in two hours of fellowship through games. 
 
Sunday morning we shared breakfast together again and then gathered for discussion and worship.  We heard a status report of other LifeTogetherChurches and some goals of the LifeTogetherChurches Board for future ways to assist our churches.  We then had a great time worshipping God that included an opportunity to lay hands on members and pray for their specific needs. 
 
We had a great time of worship, working through the materials, and fellowship.  What a great time of spiritual growth for all.  We have included a few photographs of our time together below.

Freedom in Christ Retreat - April 2012