This is the weekend! The All-Church Retreat take place this weekend, starting Friday April 27th.

The following information will help you prepare for the April 27th weekend retreat.


1.       Bible

2.      Pool towels

3.     Breakfast items for Saturday morning (more info below)

4.     Personal hygiene items

5.     Your fishing pole and lures (catch and release pond), Frisbee (Frisbee golf on site), Football, basketball, volleyball, blankets (for night devo), canoe/kayak (they have a limited number on site), bicycles.

6.      Folding/camp chairs. Do you play the guitar? bring it for camp fire devo.

7.     Marsh-mellows for camp fire snacks

8.     Comfortable shoes.

9.     Light jacket (weather forecast is mid-high 70's, lows mid-high 50's).


1.       You can check-in as early as 3:00 PM. Please proceed to the Ponderosa cottage, located to your left as you enter the property, where we will have all the cottage keys. If we are not there, we may be enjoying the sites, so just call us at 210-744-5850.

2.       All linens provided for each cottage.

3.       At the cottage, we will have sandwich, chip, and drink items for dinner. We have found this to be the easiest and most economical meal since people will be arriving at all hours of the evening. If you think you will eat upon arrival, please email and let me know how many in your family will eat. This will help us with purchasing.

4.       Once you check-in with us, you will receive your key and you are free to unload and start enjoying the property amenities.

5.       One reminder, each family will be responsible for one meal, which will be Saturday morning breakfast.  Please bring breakfast for your your family. All other meals will be provided.

6.       Along with this letter, you will find the retreat schedule, a map of the property.

7.       Currently, check out time is 11:00 AM on Sunday. We are trying to work with them to allow checkout to occur later in the afternoon. This will depend on their customers. So, if no one is coming in behind us, they may let us checkout later. This may also be a cottage by cottage decision. If this is the case, we can work on using other cottages to store items if you want to stay longer.


April 27-28

Retreat Theme: The Journey

Session Themes

1.       “Don't Stop Believin'” – Proverbs 3:5-6                                    Duncan Campbell

2.       “Strangers waiting” – Good Samaritan                                     Mic Biesboer

3.       “Some were born to sing the blues” – Mary and Martha       Victor Martinez

4.       “It goes on and on and on…” – Resurrection                           Duncan Campbell



3:00 PM                       You can start arriving (Check in Ponderosa House)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner

8:30 PM                       Session 1

9:30 PM                       Chill out

10:30 PM                     Camp Fire Singing/devo


7:00 AM – 8:30 AM  Breakfast (in the cottage)

9:00 AM                       Session 2

10:00 AM                     Process experience / solo time

10:30 AM                     Group process – Amazing Race

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Free time

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Clean up and free time

5:30 – 6:30 PM          Dinner

7:00 PM                       Session 3

8:30 – 10:00 PM       Free time

10:30 PM                     Camp Fire Singing/devo


8:00 – 9:30 AM         Breakfast (Meeting room)

11:00 AM                      Closing prayer