Join us for a great weekend of much needed refreshment and creativity. Work on your projects, get encouragement from devotionals, enjoy great food, and be inspired – all under one roof. Bring along your favorite crafting project: sewing, quilting, painting, scrap-booking and more! Arrive any time after 9 am Thursday morning and feel free to stay until 3 pm Sunday afternoon. A six foot table with access to electricity, great lighting and wireless internet connection is provided for each guest.
OH..and bring a friend or two!! This weekend is designed for you to not only get that long lost project done, but also to develop and deepen relationships with others! So, give your BFF’S a call and tell them to pack up their projects for a fun and exciting getaway!
Available housing: Hotel (2-3 people) or Suite (3-8 people), Linens & private bath included.
Reserve your spot with a $50 nonrefundable (transferable) deposit.
We are so excited that you are interested in attending the marriage retreat in February at The Springs Ministries! It is going to be a great weekend full of relaxing, connecting with your spouse, and hearing encouraging messages from our speaker Dave and Beulah Mead. You also will enjoy being lead in worship by Nick & Erin Ewald and Chris & Hannah Peters.
Dave and Beulah Mead grew up in Gladwin, Mi where they met, married, and raised three sons. In addition to their three sons, the Meads have been blessed with three beautiful daughter-in-laws and 11 wonderful grandchildren. In the early 1990’s, five years of traveling with their sons doing family concerts and speaking engagements ultimately led into an on staff, pastoral apprenticeship program at a church in Flint, Mi. They have been in pastoral ministry for the last 25 years, the last 17 of which they have served at Grace Christian Church here in their Hometown of Gladwin. As a part of pastoral ministry, Dave and Beulah have spent countless hours with couples over the years encouraging marriages from a Christ centered perspective. Their honesty, transparency, and rock solid confidence in the Holy Spirit’s ability to mentor every marriage will both inspire and breathe hope into each session.
Nick and Erin Ewald (couple on the right) currently live in Grand Rapids, MI with their rescue dog and tortoise. They met at Grace Christian University (formerly Grace Bible College). Nick is now a seminary student and Erin is working on finishing up her Bachelor’s degree and they have been married for three years.
Chris and Hannah Peters (couple on the left) have been married since June 2018, but they have been writing songs together and leading worship since 2010. They are expecting their first child this April.
Arrival is Friday night beginning at 6 pm. We will have ice cream about 7:30 pm! Our first chapel session will be at 8 pm. If you will arrive later than 7:15 pm, just let us know so we can make sure to meet you and direct you to the correct location. Sunday ends with a shorter chapel at 1 pm. You can be already packed and ready to go so you can be on the road by 2:00pm.
All bedding and towels are included in your stay. Our hotel style rooms have either a double bed or king bed (for those who sign up early). There is a private bath in each room.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this retreat!
We have provided a tentative schedule below:
6:00pm Welcome & Get settled, Table Games
7:15pm Ice Cream
9:15pm Tubing/Arctic Bistro/Table Games
8:00am Bagels and Juice Available
1:30pm Lunch with a view! (Outdoor – Weather Permitting)
3:30 – Free Time (Games, Tubing, Cross Country Skiing)
6:00pm Supper Soiree (Optional Formal)
8:30am Breakfast in Bed
1:00pm Wrap-up Session
The Springs Ministries Ladies’ Retreat is a relaxing weekend full of challenging chapels with an engaging speaker, fun activities, delicious meals, and time to simply hang out with other women. Come and enjoy opportunities to grow in your faith as you walk alongside other women. As the weekend progresses, you and your group will have opportunities to engage in camp activities such as zipline, the Shute, a pajama party, crafts, a weekend long spoons tournament, as well as grabbing coffee from our in-house coffee shop! Take a walk in our beautiful woods, spend time by yourself, and disconnect from the business of everyday life as you spend time filling yourself with God’s Word and fellowship with other ladies.
Friday night arrival: New this year, the retreat will begin on Friday evening and end with Sunday lunch. Check in is from 4-7 pm on Friday. A sack lunch will be available for pick up around 11:45 on Sunday morning. You can be packed and ready to go and headed home by noon.
Optional Friday dinner is a unique opportunity to visit an area Amish home and enjoy a country dinner! Sign up is required one week prior to the event. (March 20 or Sept 18). Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. We will load the bus at 4:40 pm, dinner will be served around 5:15 pm. We will board the bus again around 6:30 pm and arrive back at The Springs for chapel by 7:15. Chapel begins at 7:30 pm.
Cost of the retreat is $120 which includes overnights, linens, meals and activities.
Commuters- $90 includes all meals and sessions, just no overnight accommodations
High school students (with mother or mentor) $100
Don’t forget some spending money for the camp store, take home a gift for your kiddos, or a new sweatshirt for yourself!
$50 holds your spot, balance is due when you arrive, this is non-refundable but is transferable to another guest.
What to bring:
spending money for camp store and craft ($2-40)
fun (modest please!) pajamas for our late night pajama party!
clothing for various weather!
Lindsey Feldpausch writes, speaks and enjoys sitting in the corner pocket of the sectional. She lives outside of Grand Rapids with her husband, who is an associate pastor, and four children, who are associate producers of all things unpredictable. She currently works in customer service at GEMS Girls’ Clubs ministry. She likes spending time in the garden or on the Musketawa trail, or inside the middle of scripture that’s saying something never said before. She believes God is always good, grace is the sweetest gift and our current sufferings aren’t worth comparing to the glory that is on the way.
Junior Blast (Friday- Saturday, January 3-4)
What is a Junior Blast?? This is a fun OVERNIGHTER for campers’ grades 2nd- 6th.
Lots of fun activities are planned with amazing chapel speakers, “God and I” times, awesome food, and our tubing hill complete with hot chocolate around the fire! Bring along some spending money for the camp store! Our sweatshirts are super soft and comfy and our new beanies are a perfect way to share your love for The Springs while being in style!
Arrival is Friday night around 5 pm and pizza is provided during registration!
Departure is around 3 pm on Saturday.
Where? Housing is in the Retreat Center Dorms!! The weekend is planned for church groups or campers coming alone. Our trained staff will be staying with you in the dorms and if you are coming as a group, your leaders will be staying with you as well!
Student Cost: $55 ($10 discount for cash or check)
Leaders Cost: $30
Three weekends available! January 10-12, January 17-19, January 31-February 2.
What is a “Winter Blast?”…..well it’s a BLAST of course!
Winter Blasts are open to all students in junior high and high school. Each weekend includes planned activities, excellent chapel speakers, worship times, free time for the tubing hill, Octaball, Nine Square-in- the-Air and much more! Don’t forget the awesome food, such as mashed potato bowls, fresh chocolate chip cookies and plenty of hot chocolate to keep you warm! Be sure to bring along some spending money for our evening “Artic Bistro” and the camp store, because our new beanie hats are AMAZING!!!
Each weekend at Winter Blast we will unveil the 2020 Summer theme! This will allow you to be “in-the-know” before everyone else and hopefully inspire you to invite your friends to Summer Camp!
Arrival is Friday night, between 6-7pm. Departure is around 3 pm on Sunday.
Housing is in the Retreat Center Dorms!! Staff counselors will be in the dorms hanging out with you and your friends or if you are coming as a group, your leaders will be hanging out with you.
Student Cost: $95 ($10 discount for cash or check)
Leaders Cost: $50
What to bring:
Change of clothing
Winter clothing (snow pants, hat, gloves)
Medications in original container
See you in January! Let’s have a WINTER BLAST AT CAMP!!!