• Join us for our Virtual Fall Retreat on October 2-3.

    In the midst of a stressful semester, it is more important than ever for us to set time aside to rest, to learn, and to grow. Fall Retreat is an opportunity to do just that. While we can't physically get-away together as a movement this year, we are going to have a great virtual retreat together. From talks by our speaker Jimmy McGee, to worship led by the RealLife band, to discussions and fun with pods, to open space in our schedule for reflection and prayer, our hope is that Fall Retreat will be just what we all need in the midst of this challenging fall semester.

  • The Details

    Everything you Need to Know About of Fall Retreat

    When, Where, and How Much?

    • October 2-3
    • Fall Retreat is virtual this year, so you can participate from wherever you feel comfortable: your dorm room, an off campus house, your home, or even a coffee shop.
    • The cost is $15 which includes access to the main sessions, access to as well as recordings of seminars, and an exclusive Fall Retreat sticker!

     

    What's New?

    • Fall Retreat Pods- While we can't all be together for Fall Retreat this year, we will be organized into pods who we can experience the weekend alongside. Scroll down for more info.
    • Breakout Seminars- On Saturday afternoon during Fall Retreat we will have various optional Zoom seminars from Cru staff and friends of our movement on topics like prayer, discerning God's will, reading the Bible, ministry in the workplace, and much more. Not only will you be able to attend these seminars during the Retreat, but you will also receive access to the recordings of all the seminars after the retreat.

    Who is Speaking?

    • This year we will have the opportunity to hear from Jimmy McGee. Jimmy lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is the CEO and president of The Impact Movement, which focuses on reaching black students in universities across the country.
    • Jimmy holds a bachelors degree from Marquette University and a Masters degree in applied anthropology from Georgia State University. Before taking his role with the impact movement, Jimmy worked with InterVarsity Christian fellowship mentoring and training college students as well as directing the Pilgrimage for Reconciliation.
  • What to Expect

    Here's just a few of the things you can expect to experience at Fall Retreat

    Three Main Sessions with Talks and Worship

    On Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening we will jump on YouTube Live together to worship God led by our RealLife Band, hear encouraging and challenging talks from our Fall Retreat speaker Jimmy McGee, and to hear stories of how God is at work in others' lives.

    Fall Retreat Pods

    Life is better in community, and we think Fall Retreat is too. That's why we've created pods! Pods are groups of 5-10 people who you will have the opportunity to experience retreat alongside. You will meet with your pod before each of the three main sessions to connect and get to know one another, watch the session together, and then spend some time discussing what you are learning afterwards. Pods will be happening in person (if allowed under current university guidelines for student organizations) and/or virtually. When you register you can choose the option that fits best for you!

    Time to Rest and Connect with God

    This weekend will have time built in for you to spend leisurely time with God. You can go for a walk to pray and reflect on your semester, head to your favorite spot on campus to journal about what you are learning during the retreat, or sit down at your favorite coffee shop and use our guided reflection tools to read God's word and talk to him about your life.

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