2019 Fall Sr. High Youth Gathering

Event details

  • Thursday | November 21, 2019 to Saturday | November 23, 2019
  • 7:00 am
  • 31434 Main St, Rocky Mount, MO 65072

The 2019 Fall Senior High Gathering will take place Nov. 22 to 24 at Cross Pointe Retreat Center.

$165 per person

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Main Presenter | Lodging | Schedule | Interest Centers


Main Presenter, Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin.  He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago. Known for his ability to breakdown Scripture so it’s easily understood and applied, adding humor along the way, he is a frequent Bible study teacher at Milwaukee area churches. In addition, he is a featured speaker at state and national youth gatherings, as well as youth worker, teacher, and pastor conferences.  His passion for God’s Word comes through clearly in his teaching style. His family lives in Germantown, Wisconsin.


Cross Pointe Retreat Center features hotel-style lodging (most rooms feature 2 Queen beds to house up to 4 youth per room).  During the retreat we will make use of the large worship center for our general sessions, break-out rooms in several of the retreat center’s buildings, and large indoor recreation center.


Friday, November 22

5:00 p.m.
Registration/Fireside Room Hangout/Rec Center open

8:30 p.m.
Welcome/Community Building/Leadership Meetings

9:00 p.m.
Session 1, The Homesteaders

10:30 p.m.
Group Devotions

11:59 p.m.
Curfew – in hotel rooms

Saturday, November 23

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Morning Devotions & Announcements

10:00 a.m.
Breakout Session 1

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 2

2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 3

3:30 p.m.
Free Time (Rec Center, Fireside Hangout open)

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
Session 2, The Homesteaders!

9:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Fun (Rec Center Open, Escape Rooms, Games in the Fireside Room, Campfire S’mores)

11:30 p.m.
Group Devotions

11:59 p.m.
Lights Out

Sunday, November 24

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Check Out/Clean Up

9:30 a.m.
Session 3, The Homesteaders!

10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Go in Peace & Serve the Lord!

Interest Centers

OK is All Right with Me
DCE Andrew Nelson, Chapel of the Cross St. Peters

If we’re honest with ourselves, the uncertainty of life often makes us uncomfortable, anxious, and even downright scared. Together, we’ll explore how the true Gospel of Christ brings certain hope that everything is going to be OK, even when it doesn’t appear that way.


So you’re going to lead a Bible Study or Small Group:  (ADULTS & YOUTH)
DCE Aaron Hansen, Zion Harvester Saint Charles

This session is  intended for equipping and enabling leaders of all ages to create and lead in bible study and small group discussions. Adults and youth are welcome to attend. We will cover how to deliberately plan a small group discussion and have those attending be given the best opportunity to participate

Ask It
Various D.C.E.’s and Youth Leaders each session

Any question is a good question… within reason! Seriously though with a panel of Youth Directors and more we want to spend time in an open discussion with you! Ask any question you want about faith, scripture, life and more and we will have our panel of leaders take time answering your questions.

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