Middle School Retreat – Alive 2015


Middle School Retreat 2015


Preston Centuolo, Speaker

1PrestonCentuolo“Pastor Preston” believes teenagers need to find out who they are and what they believe in before they can make sound choices for their future. Founder of South Jersey Youth Alliance, Preston reaches troubled kids with acceptance, love and respect, and is bringing the gospel of hope to teens and adults across the U.S.

Brooklyn Lindsey, Speaker

1BrooklynLindseyBrooklyn is the Global Advocate for Nazarene Youth International, working in partnership with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Her dream is to propel and champion emerging leaders to break cycles of poverty by mobilizing young people in prayer and action. Brooklyn served in full time youth ministry for 14 years, has authored numerous books, and speaks at camps and conferences.

Danny Ray, Illusionist

1DannyRayA favorite of ALIVE Conferences, Danny’s passion is to empower people to “run a better race” in life, through making them laugh, while blowing their minds with unique illusions. Holding an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary, Danny has been in youth ministry for the past 21 years and captivating millions of people around the world.

The Remedy, The Band

1TheRemedyThe Remedy [Worship] is a collective of musicians whose passion is sharing the love of Christ and responding to his grace the only way they know how – in true and authentic worship. Their name is not to declare themselves or their music as a cure, but rather in reference to the ultimate remedy: Jesus Christ.


What to bring:

  • Bible
  • warm comfortable clothes (really, it will be COLD!)
  • pajamas
  • toiletry stuff
  • Spending $ for 2 lunches, 2 dinners and an afternoon on the boardwalk

What NOT to bring:

  • electronic devices (cell phones, video games, iPods, laptops, tablets, etc.)
  • drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco, fireworks (DUH!)
  • shaving cream (we expect hairy faces and legs)
  • Balloons, etc…
  • A BAD attitude

Important Rules:

  • Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and body
  • Treat others the way you would treat yourself
  • Relax, be flexible…No Grumbling or complaining
  • Smile Alot
  • Be nice to Dave!


Cost … $155.00 for the entire 3 day weekend. Which includes conference fee, all related events, 2 nights lodging in Ocean City, MD, transportation, breakfast both days and great worship and fun. You will need to bring extra $ for fast food type meals—2 lunches and 2 dinner. Breakfast each day will be provided.

$85.00 non-refundable registration due to Dave’s mailbox in the office by October 11, 2015, permission slip must be included with deposit. There is a $25 late fee for registrations received after this date (because conference costs go up). Confidential Financial Scholarships are available-contact Pastor Dave. Balance is due no later than November 1, 2015.


Tentative Schedule:


  • 04:00pm  Leave from Hope Church, dinner on the way
  • 09:00pm  General Session I
  • 11:00pm  Small Groups at Hotel


  • 08:00am  Breakfast – Get ready for the day!
  • 0900am  General Session II
  • 11:00am Breakouts
  • 12:30pm  Boardwalk, Lunch, Free Time
  • 06:00pm  Dinner
  • 0700pm  General Session III
  • 09:00pm  Concert & Exhibition Hall Open
  • 11:00pm Small Groups


  • 08:00am  Breakfast – Get ready for the day!
  • 09:15am  Breakouts
  • 10:30am  General Session IV
  • 12:00pm  Head Home
  • 03:30pm  Arrive back at church


Questions??? Contact Pastor Dave.

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