Join us July 26-28, 2018, for the Evangel Church Retreat at Northwoods Conference Center in Watersmeet, Michigan.

We’ll rest and recreate. Our kids will have a VBS experience, thanks to one of our sister Converge churches. Recreation fields, gymnasium, and lake experience. Comfortable, private rooms. Great food. Worshipful music. Meaningful Bible studies.

Grow deeper in your relationships with others in Evangel’s faith community.

God has given each of us gifts to use for his mission to seek and save. This year we'll be looking at how we're uniquely equipped to engage with the Father's heart. We'll learn about each other's giftings and discover how to use our abilities on high-impact teams.

Our guest speaker and workshop facilitator will be Glenn Herschberger, Executive Director of Church Planting with Converge Great Lakes.

Glenn’s been married to his wife, Susan, for thirty-two years. They’ve been involved in church ministries, short-term missions, and church planting for over three decades. They've served as Converge Missionaries in Panama City, Panama, where they planted an English-speaking church in 2011.

Glenn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and earned his Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary.

What to expect:
Comfortable, private rooms and bathrooms. Beautiful surroundings and roomy indoor spaces to talk, play, and relax. Worship, study, and meals together. A VBS experience for the kids. A mix of free time and optional planned activities.

What is provided:
Lodging, meals, linens, pillows, towels, and childcare during worship, message, and break-out sessions.

What to bring:
Weather-appropriate clothing, toiletries, Bible, room fan, bug spray, sunscreen, swimming apparel, beach toys, and snacks for your room. (You'll receive more details prior to our event.)

Schedule (All times Central, one hour behind Houghton.):
Thurs Evening, July 26
5:00 pm Arrive / Check-in
5:30        Supper
6:30        Welcome
7:00        Worship
7:30        Message #1
                <Free Time>

Friday Morning, July 27
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00        Worship
9:30        Message #2
10:30      Break-Out
11:00      Scavenger Hunt
12:00      Lunch
               <Free Time>

Friday Evening, July 27
5:30 pm Supper
6:30        Worship
7:00        Message #3
8:00        Break-Out
              <Free Time>

Saturday, July 28
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00        Worship
9:30        Message #4
10:30      Break-Out
11:00      Share Highlights
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00         Check-Out

[Kids Programs / Childcare during bold activities.]

Free Time Activities include Outdoor games, board/card games, hiking, paddle boats, kayaks, skeet-shooting, volleyball, basketball, swimming.

Register Now!
Early registration helps us plan. Register by June 24 along with a $50 deposit. Final payment due July 15.

Retreat Registration

Cost per Person
(Includes private room, meals, and T-shirts)
Adults: $120
Ages 12-17: $55
Ages 2-11: $30
Kids < 2: Free

Final Payment Due July 15
Send payment of total cost less deposit to Evangel Baptist Church, 1115 College Ave, Houghton, MI 49931.

Or pay online via Pushpay and select fund "Other" and note "Church Retreat" and the attendees in the memo line.

Scholarships are available. In Contact Pastor Nate at 482-6626 or

Northwoods Conference Center
E 21800 Wolf Lake Rd 
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Located just east of Watersmeet, the facility is less than two hours from Houghton.

Northwoods Conference Center