Senior Adult Events

 

The hospitality created such a joyful atmosphere and the fellowship,

beautiful music and thought provoking messages made the retreat such a success.

Click Here to Register for Senior Adult Retreat

Sunday, April 29-Tuesday, May 1, 2018

FBC, St. Simons Island

Erin Robinson Hall, of Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon, will lead the Senior Adult Retreat worship sessions at First Baptist Church, Saint Simons Island, Sunday, April 29 – Tuesday, May 1. Erin is a writer, Baptist minister, preacher, teacher, mom, and wife. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Candler Theological Seminary and has completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Education from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Schedule Information

Sunday evening: Come to the church from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm to register and enjoy a cake fellowship!
Monday morning: Registration opens at 9 am. We will gather at 9:30 am for an assembly and a session of breakouts, followed by lunch and a time of sharing with Jody Long, CBF/GA’s new Executive Coordinator.
Monday afternoon: Rest or explore the area, through organized tours or on your own! Sign up for tours when you arrive at the church.
Monday evening: 7:00 pm worship (with Erin Robinson Hall leading). Come at 6:15 to sing in the retreat choir, and enjoy an ice cream and cookie fellowship after worship!

Tuesday morning: Enjoy a second breakout session at 9:00 am, followed by worship led by Erin Robinson Hall. We will adjourn before lunch on Tuesday.

Breakout Information

  • Extending Your Warranty on Life led by Bob Natzke
  • Bob will discuss the importance of exercise as we age and will demonstrate and teach some exercises for seniors using the Senior Adult “Sit and Get Fit” Program.

    • Rediscovering a Child-like Faith: Intergenerational Ministry led by Sarah Murray
    • Even if you’ve “done your time” in children’s ministry, you still have a lot to offer the families of your church! Join us as we explore ways adults of all ages can be advocates for and encouragers to the children and parents, creating healthier and more whole households and families of faith.

      • Jesus Prefers Good Wine led by Rev. Dr. Tony Lankford
      • A retelling of Jesus’ parable of the Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-8) from a Baptist minister who grew up within the wine business.

        • Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Isolated Elders: A New Frontier for Churches led by Sara Robb
        • An exploration of “elderhood” as an alternative to ageism and an overview of 3 ministry approaches to affirm the personhood of older adults and continued spiritual growth throughout the lifespan.

          • Listening: Voices We Need to Hear led by Erin Robinson Hall
          • Testimony is a meaningful experience to evoke transformation in our journey with Christ. Consider how the practice and interpretation of testimony can lead us to listen to the voices of our neighbors who are vulnerable, overlooked or forgotten. In today’s digital culture, learn how practices of testimony and technology resources can build up the body of Christ.

            Other highlights of the retreat:

            Learn during two sessions of breakouts, including Bible Study with Tony Lankford, “Church at Home” with Sara Robb, and “Intergenerational Church Ministry” with Sarah Murray.

            • “Meet the New Executive Coordinator” during lunch on Monday.
            • Explore the area through leisure activities on Monday afternoon — sign up for them at the church!
            • Enjoy homemade cake and cookie and ice cream fellowships with fellow senior CBF/GA folks.
            • Sing with the Retreat Choir for Monday night’s worship – there will be one practice, and we promise the music will be easy to learn.

            Retreat Accommodations

            We have blocked rooms for one hotel, the Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse (912-638-1101), which is closest to First Baptist Church. The code is CBFG18 and the rate is$139.00 per room per night.

            Other suggested lodging options are below:

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