Arise and Shine

The Arise and Shine Retreat is just a few months away! This retreat is a great opportunity to delve into God’s Word, enjoy fellowship with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and relax next to a beautiful lake set in the peaceful forests of northern Minnesota.

Each year, the Arise and Shine Retreat features several sessions that deal with topics many of us Christians in our 20s and 30s face each day. These topics include our worldly temptations, our roles as Christian men and women, our friendships and marriages, and the priorities we establish in our lives. These sessions are led by a variety of CLC pastors, teachers, and members of our congregations throughout the United States.

Our theme this year is “Jars of Clay” and is based on 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”

This section of Scripture will be the basis for the following sessions:
1. Man’s Weakness Versus God’s Power
2. Afflicted but Not Crushed
3. Perplexed but not Driven to Despair
4. Persecuted but not Forsaken
5. Struck Down but not Destroyed
6. Always carrying in the body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

The 2017 retreat is scheduled for June 15-18 (Thursday-Sunday). If you are looking for a faith-strengthening weekend with young adult Christians that is focused on the Word of God, this retreat is for you! Please visit our Facebook page or website ( for more information and to register. We hope you will decide to join us, and please invite your friends!