Welcome Week Retreat

Volleyball

The goals for the Welcome Week Retreat are to meet and/or reconnect with one another, learn more about the vision for education at Bethlehem, and receive practical advice to prepare you for a new academic year.

Thursday, August 19

8:30am

  • Breakfast (Main Hall)
  • Retreat Welcome | Zach Howard
  • Song | Students

9am | Small Talks

  • New Students
    • Talk 1: City Vision and City Savviness | Jared and Amy Wass
    • Talk 2: More Than a Battle | President Joe Rigney
  • Current Students
    • Talk 1: Great Commission Living in College | Sam Choi
    • Talk 2: “I don’t have any Bible classes now:” The Greatest Book and the Great Books | James McGlothlin

10:30am | Testimonies

12:30pm | Lunch—House Specific (Plan Your Table Designs)

1:30pm | Small Talks

  • New Students
    • Time Management | Brian Hanson
  • Current Students
    • College is More than Academics | Jared and Charisse Compton

2:30pm | Picnic Table Decorations and Lawn games

5:30pm | Dinner (Main Hall) and Talk | President Joe Rigney

6:30pm | Testimonies 

9pm | Free time (campfire available at 4-Plex)

Friday, August 20

8:30am     

  • Breakfast (Main Hall)
  • Devotional | Caleb Lyda

9:00am | Small Talks

  • New Students
    • Talk 4: Disagreeing Agreeably: Handling Personal Conflict | Lewis Guest
    • Talk 5: Making College Count | Cody Sandidge
  • Current Students
    • Talk 4: Start Your Vocation Now: How to Prepare for Life After College, Part 1 | Zach Howard & Rick Segal
    • Talk 5: Start Your Vocation Now: How to Prepare for Life After College, Part 2 | Alumni

10:30am | Testimonies 

12:30pm

  • Lunch (Main Hall) and Meet Your New Faculty

1:30pm | Volleyball at Gold Medal

4pm | Event End