Learn & Serve: Fall 2012 Retreats

Fall 2012 is shaping up to be a busy season for the Learn & Serve staff!  We have over thirty retreats and events scheduled for this fall for a wide variety of groups.  These groups are coming from all over the southeast to spend time on our campus and experience Learn & Serve (L&S) programming.  This fall, we will be hosting groups for more than fifteen Urban Slum Experiences and more than ten Global Village Overnights!  Along with these programs, groups will also be participating in times of worship and devotion led by SIFAT staff, appropriate technology trainings, challenge course elements, and more.  Through these retreat programs, participants have an opportunity to experience how the majority of our brothers and sisters around the world live every day, and then leave with an understanding of what they can do to respond to what they have learned.

The most recent L&S retreat was held for Rome First Baptist Church (RFBC) of Rome, Georgia.  The wonderful participants from RFBC participated in a range of activities throughout their weekend retreat.  They spent time fellowshipping with each other, worshiping, and diving into our programming.  The group spent majority of their time at SIFAT in our Urban Slum and Global Village.

Students from Rome First Baptist Church experience worship during their first night on the SIFAT campus.

SIFAT’s challenge course offers groups a hands-on approach to team-building and group formation. Here, RFBC students work together to complete the “Spider Web”element.

Females from RFBC work to cook breakfast for their “family”, their designated small group during the Global Village Overnight experience. The SIFAT Global Village features realistic homes representing eight countries from around the world.

Learn & Serve male retreat participants work in the simulated Global Village to make CINVA Ram bricks. These appropriate technology bricks will be used for construction projects within the SIFAT Global Village.

We are so thankful for RFBC’s decision to partner with SIFAT through a Learn & Serve retreat! To learn more about L&S retreat programming, click here. If your group is interested in scheduling a retreat, please fill out our retreat interest form and submit it to learnandserve@sifat.org.

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