As Christians, our impact in the world can’t stop at the church door. We are called to exit our sanctuaries to feed, clothe and heal our fellow brothers and sisters.

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Serve is a retreat devoted to that call. We aim to empower a generation to seek regular and radical ways to be generous with our time and talent. 

Join us for the first of a three-year cycle where we explore our call to act locally. We will explore our relationships with our neighbors and seek the best way to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.

Within these weekends we will offer opportunities for students to learn about serving their community and becoming closer as a community themselves. In order to accomplish these goals we would like to have the following: 
 – City Celebration Event where youth groups are showing off their city through dress and a team flag.
-Nightly worship based around being a community and serving locally
-Workshops to showcase ways to serve: school partnerships, neighborhood partnerships, and a green mindset for their church campus
-Sports tournaments for team bonding 
-Small group time to create service action plans that will go home with them. 

Workshop Leaders:

Molly McEntire
Mission Training and Volunteer Coordinator

Currently serving at the Florida United Methodist Center as the Missional Trainer and Volunteer Coordinator. Current board member of United Methodist Global Ministries serving as the executive secretary. Current UMCOR board member. Has had extensive travel and work with empowerment programs in Kenya, and other parts of the world. 

Mark Roberts
Associate Director First Priority

First Priority
A campus outreach strategy led by local churches who train and equip student leaders to start clubs on campus to share the hope of Christ with their peers. 

United Methodist Disaster Relief
Working in five regions around Florida, UMCOR-funded Case managers, construction coordinators and volunteer coordinators are helping those who typically fall through the cracks: the uninsured, the under-insured, and those who simply don’t have the resources to recover on their own.

Serve Registration Form

Serve Registration
Retreat Date *
First and last names
Church Address
Church Address

Please give us the number of youth and adult participants you are anticipating. Final numbers are not due until 2 weeks before the retreat, but spots are not reserved until our registrar has contacted you to confirm availability.

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required for each reserved space.

Enter zero if there is no one attending in this category.
You are required to provide adult chaperones at a ratio of 1 adults to 6 students of each gender. Please enter zero if there will be no male participants attending with your group.
Enter zero if there is no one attending in this category.
You are required to provide adult chaperones at a ratio of 1 adults to 6 students of each gender. Please enter zero if there will be no female participants attending with your group.
Church Reflection Groups:

During the retreat, your group will have multiple opportunities to meet and discuss a curriculum developed to coincide with our weekend’s theme. In order to meet your meeting space needs, please indicate how many meeting locations you desire and how many people you anticipate to be in each location. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Before hitting submit/making a payment, please review the following payment options:

1. Pay a $20 deposit for each person who will be registered. Approved discounts will be included in the final payment.You must make a deposit for each space you want, even if it will be free in the end. The deposit holds the space for you.

2. Pay the full price. Remember: you receive one free registration for every 15 paid registrations. When entering the number of registrations you are paying for, make sure your number reflects the subtraction of your free registrations.

Package A- $100 per person (Friday Night to Sunday Morning)

For your spots to be reserved, you must pay at least the $20 per person deposit. Upon submitting the form you will be redirected to PayPal to complete your registration.

How would you like to pay? *