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The unfortunate reality is that for many of our churches today, we have totally neglected the Old Testament because, well… it’s old. But we need to remember that this is God’s Word to us and it still has value to the New Testament believer. It is through the study of the Old Testament that we can see more of the beauty of the Gospel as we reflect on the way that God was preparing His people for His Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Our goal in this retreat will be to use specific examples from the Old Testament to reveal the patterns and types that were shadows of the Gospel of Jesus. In doing so we can more fully appreciate the way that God used the history of the Jewish people to prepare the world for the life-changing message of the Gospel.

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Planning a winter or ski retreat can be overwhelming. Planning food, lodging, and a worship band leaves little room to build relationships. We drop the logistical hassle by partnering with student pastors to reach their goals. Whether you choose to ski or enjoy our ropes course on-campus, your students will build relationships that point to Christ. We will plan everything for you, so you can enjoy the weekend.

Our staff are passionate about leading fantastic recreation experiences and enable Gospel-driven discipleship. Small group leaders will partner with your church on a 1:4 staff to student ratio, ensuring plenty of time to process the teaching they sit under.

Winter SWO Conferences

Winter SWO conferences include teaching, worship, meals, lodging, recreation, and small groups. For students groups who are not skiing, we have a top-notch ropes course available, with cable swings, zip-line, and four-sided climbing tower. Snowbird also houses a paintball course, archery tag, and gun range. You can learn more and view photos on the Snowbird recreation page.

Ski Retreats (optional addition)

We typically ski during afternoon and evening at Cataloochee Ski Area. Ski retreats include accommodations, worship and teaching sessions, on-campus recreation, lift ticket and ski rentals. In the past, several churches have preferred one night of skiing combined with one full afternoon of on-campus recreation.

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*Ski/Snowboard lessons are available at Cataloochee for an extra charge.

$149 — 2-night (no ski)
$199 — 2-night (ski)
$209 — 3-night (no ski)
$259 — 3-night (ski)

2-night Winter Ski Schedule

2-night Winter Non-ski Schedule

3-night Winter Ski Schedule

3-night Winter Non-ski Schedule


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