Wesley organizes weekend retreat

DEZIRAE BURNETT
Staff Writer

An anticipated 150 students from university and community college campus ministries from across East Texas will come together this weekend at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine for an all-campus weekend retreat of fellowship and worship geared toward college students.

The KC Wesley Foundation has teamed with the Tyler Junior College Wesley to organize the behind-the-scenes aspects of the weekend retreat, such as acquiring the retreat speaker and the meal plan for the weekend.

The Wesley is taking 10 students to the retreat, a record of sorts for the ministry since no more than four KC students have attended in recent years.

The weekend will feature morning worship, following breakfast provided by the Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M worship teams.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a time of reflection in small groups, and workshops will be offered daily after morning worship.

Each workshop is organized by the directors of each college’s student ministry.

Workshops include an explanation for why the Methodist denomination allows women to preach, how to identify faith in popular culture and how to manage money.

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