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Your small group is your community. They are the people with whom you’ve committed to living life together. You will celebrate the highs together, mourn the lows together, and encourage each other in your spiritual walks. 

We need the kind of community that can and should be found in our small group, but it takes months and years to develop the kind of trust we need to be open and honest with each other. 

Spending a few hours together a week makes it challenging to get into a rhythm. If your group is new or you are adding new families, it might be discouraging to think about how long it will take to reach the level of depth for which you were hoping.

Retreats are the perfect way to break the ice and bond with your small group.

Here in North Carolina, spring is right around the corner. In western North Carolina, where Camp Tekoa is located, sometimes winter is slow to relinquish its grip, especially in the higher elevations. Down east in places like Charlotte, Raleigh, and the Triad, you may get to see your area come to life a little sooner than us. 

Does spring remind you of sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and apple cider? Of course not; those are words associated with fall. But if you’re planning a fall retreat for your church group, you should be already looking forward to autumn. Even as you look forward to warmer weather and getting outside, you should be thinking through the details of your upcoming retreat. 

The team at Camp Tekoa knows how vital proper planning is for a successful retreat. In this article, we are helping you take the steps you need to take during the spring for a great fall retreat.