FAll REtreat



Fall Retreat is a time for building friendships, great teachings, dynamic worship, enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, and focusing on our personal relationships with Christ. You don't want to miss it!

We are joining this year with H2O Bowling Green and H2O Akron at the beautiful Camp Cotubic in Bellefountaine, OhioCost is only $40.00 for Friday night (8pm) & all day Saturday (1 night/3 meals). 


$40 Includes Friday night and all day Saturday (1 night stay & 3 meals)

Registration deadline is Sep 19th. 


Please click on the button below to pay online now for the Fall Retreat.


Please bring your payment with you to the Welcome Station before or after Sunday service (11:30am).

What to expect

CHECK-IN: Check-in begins at 6pm. The Retreat will begin at 8pm and does not include dinner Friday night.  Please be sure to stop for dinner or pack a meal with you on your way in.  

RIDES: Rides will be arranged through your LifeGroup. If you are not in a LifeGroup, let us know where you live on your registration form and we will place you with one for the weekend. Please be prepared to help pay for gas for your driver!

Be prepared to bring:

  • A Bible/Notebook/etc
  • Sleeping Bag or other warm bedding materials.
  • Warm clothes and clothes for the H2O Olympics (it may be muddy).
  • Toiletries (some showering facilities are available)
  • Flashlights
  • Sports Equipment (footballs, frisbees, etc)
  • Gas money for your driver if you are getting a ride!

Guest Speaker: John Drage

Ever since his ninth-grade wrestling coach asked him whether he would go to heaven if he died that very day, John Drage has been pursuing a life of knowing Jesus Christ and making him known. John has ministered to students on the MU campus since 1991 and has been the pastor of The Rock Campus Church at Mizzou since its founding in 2000.

But now, that question about heaven that seemed so far-off to 15-year-old John in 1981 has taken on a very different tenor for him. This past February, John was given a diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive, fast-moving form of cancer with no known cure. Typical life expectancy upon diagnosis is less than 18 months.

In light of his diagnosis, John has clung even more tightly to Psalm 16:5, where David declared, “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.” Each day, John continues to live for Jesus Christ, embracing his portion and his cup, knowing that his lot is secure despite his diagnosis.

His continued faith and devotion to Jesus will be a blessing and inspiration to all of us as we continue to grow in our knowledge of what it means to participate in the divine nature.

John and his wife Amy live in Columbia. In addition to his ministry, John enjoys competing in IronMan triathlons (still!) and spending time with Amy and their children Josh, Jessie, Caleb and Than.