Middle School Retreat – Alive 2016

Middle School Retreat 2016

November 18-20, 2016

Ocean City Convention Center

Ocean City, Maryland

Check out the Alive Conference Website



Burned beyond recognition at the age of two, Joel Sonnenberg has learned to accept his circumstances and excel beyond all expectations. Having an authentic platform from which to speak, Joel has been seen by over 41 million people worldwide. He proves that the extraordinary is within everyone’s grasp.


Having worn many hats and enjoyed a wide variety of life experiences, Jeniffer proudly speaks to audiences across the country about her passion for living life to the fullest in Christ. Lifestyle evangelism is not only her most passionate speaking topic, but also her manner of living. It is a topic that she desires to impart to young people today—to live in such a way that those around you will be eternally impacted for the kingdom of God.


David & Kylie Knight are a married, Christian couple who have traveled and performed around the world together for almost a decade. They provide polished, minis try focused performances that wow audiences with their craft wherever they go.


Miqueas Lopez and Ricky Ortiz felt the call to write songs during their undergrad at Nyack College in New York, eventually forming a band. Countless days and nights spent worshipping and writing songs they knew one day would really impact this generation, they recently came out with their first album.

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 9, 2016, 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, 2016.



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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