Church Retreat

Church Retreat

Christ Church NYC 2019 Retreat | Renovaré

The Word Became Flesh
(John 1-1:18)

October 18th to October 20th
(Friday evening to Sunday lunch)

“Let us not give up meeting together… but encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching”
– Hebrews 10:25

As the body of Christ, we are called to come together in order to fulfill Jesus’ command to love one another. So come to rest and sit under God’s Word. Come to gain a clearer understanding of our worship, community, and mission as a gospel-centered church in NYC. Come for an opportunity to invest in each other, forging deeper relationships and building new ones. Come renovaré!


Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center at Mount Bethel, PA

Guest Speaker:

This year, we welcome Stephen Rockwell, New Testament lecturer at George Whitefield College, South Africa, as the guest speaker for our retreat. We will be studying the prologue to John’s gospel, John 1:1-18.

Steve grew up in Sydney, Australia. After studying financial mathematics he entered the financial markets and worked for several years as a foreign exchange derivatives trader – he even spent some time working downtown in the Financial District of Manhattan. However, for the last 20 years or so he’s been involved in full-time ministry. He’s studied theology to post-graduate levels, worked with students on university campuses, pastored churches, and now serves full-time on the faculty of George Whitefield College as a New Testament lecturer.

He’s married to Susan, and they are blessed to have four wonderful boys: Matthew, Luke, Michael, and Jonathan. He is a lover of all things sport (watching more than playing these days!) and enjoys getting out with his family and walking on Cape Town’s beautiful beaches and mountains.

What’s Included?
  • A seat on the bus (round-trip) between church and Tuscarora.
  • Two nights of accommodation.
  • Five meals from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch.
  • Children’s ministry and childcare.
Two Accommodation Choices:
  1. Cottage Room – Motel-style rooms with two double beds and a private bathroom.
  2. The Overlook – Dorm-style rooms, each room sleeps four in bunk beds and shares a bathroom with the neighboring room.

Please check out for more information regarding these accommodation choices.

How to register?

Email for a copy of the registration form, or if you have any questions about the retreat.

Important RSVP dates!

June 23: Register (with 50% deposit) by this date and receive the early bird rate!
July 14: Final date for registration (with your deposit of 50%).
October 6: Final payment due