Via de Cristo
We encourage all adult members of the St. Philip community to consider attending a Via de Cristo weekend.
What is a Via de Cristo? To quote the Eastern North Carolina Via de Cristo website, “VIA de CRISTO is a Spanish phrase meaning ‘Way of Christ.’ Via de Cristo is a highly structured three day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring them to a new awareness of living in God’s grace. It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy toward renewal of the church.”
That is the fancy definition. For many, it is a three day retreat where one is fortunate enough to witness a tremendous amount of grace, love and hope. The impact of this weekend reaches far beyond the Sunday evenings on which it ends. Via de Cristo connects people. It helps us embrace each other. It reminds us what is important: walking with Christ. For more information about Via de Cristo or upcoming weekends contact Heather Kindl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that attendees will be gone from Thursday around 4p.m. through Sunday evening, around 6:30 p.m.
Share the Word – Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)
Teens Enccounter Christ (TEC) is a three-day retreat for teenagers who are at least 15 years old and have completed at least a semester of 9th grade.
The retreat features table discussions, skits, songs, and serious talks focused on Christ. TEC is an awesome opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and build lasting Christian friendships.
Share the Word TEC is located in eastern North Carolina, and retreats are held at Camp Agape near Fuquay-Varina, N.C. There are many TECs and similar groups that use the same retreat format located across America. Retreats are held on Labor Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. weekends.
Adults that wish to support this youth ministry first attend as guests. Both teens and adults may return to serve on later retreats.