Recent Spiritual Life Retreat Weekends Bring New Meaning to 'Road Trip'


More than 1,000 North Georgia Conference youth and adult leaders grew closer together and gained new insights into discipleship and spiritual growth as they encountered Road Trip, the theme of this year's Spiritual Life Retreats at Glisson Camp and Retreat Center. The retreats were held on the first three weekends of March.

Spiritual Life Retreats happen every spring in North Georgia. The three weekends are identical in content, though the bands and speakers change. Groups can register for any weekend and be assured of a quality retreat designed with the purpose of enriching the opportunities of spiritual growth for its participants. The retreats are designed and led by other youth and adult leaders in the conference, offering another level of leadership development to older youth. 

This year's featured speakers were Revs. Rodrigo Cruz, Will and Blair Zant, and Jasmine Smothers. Greater Lights and the UGA Wesley Foundation Praise Band brought music. Small group curriculum was written by Kevin Alton.

To find out more about Spiritual Life Retreats and begin to make plans for next year's retreat, go to

Photo: Ben Hill UMC's youth choir performing at SLR.