Join us July 27-29, 2017, 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.

We are called to an active faith. But the journey is often harder than we’d like.

Dr. Stephen Wilson will lead us in a study of Jacob, who worked through struggles and fears as human as those we face today. His personal life was a mess, and his family was dysfunctional.

But Jacob’s life can be a source of hope as we see God show up in times of crisis.

We find in the God of Jacob the assurance we crave, that God cares for us, too. We’ll be encouraged to look past our human limitations and to persevere in the faith.

The journey’s hard, but it’s Worth the Climb!

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 27
5:00 pm Arrive / Check-in
5:30        Supper
6:30        Welcome
7:00        Worship
7:30        Message #1
                <Free Time>

Friday Morning, July 28
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 28
5:30 pm Supper
6:30        Worship
7:00        Message #3
8:00        Break-Out
              <Free Time>

Saturday, July 29
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.

Registration Closed

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 June 25
Send payment of total cost less deposit to Evangel Baptist Church, 1115 College Ave, Houghton, MI 49931 or pay online:

Designate funds in Event Registration and note Church Retreat in comments section.

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