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GITF 2020 – “Developing a Personal Relationship with God Through His Word”

Many born to faithful Christian parents first learn of God through the instruction and example of their father and mother. As they mature, the teaching of the church and the ministry also becomes influential. The God they know is the God they have heard of and, although they may have been taught very well about Him and His ways, many struggle to truly know Him.

The patriarch Job described this transition when he said, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.” Job 42:5

How do we make this same transition, from the way we learned of God as we grew up, to truly owning and developing our relationship with him as adults?
The United Church of God will host a “Growing in The Faith” event 2020 that will help young adults to develop a direct, personal relationship with God through His word. Our interactive seminars will address:

  • A Real Relationship with God
  • How Biblical Study Enables Spiritual Thinking
  • The Heart of a Disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Scripture as a Basis for Living
  • Bible Tools and Bible Software
  • Addressing Difficult Scriptures and Defending Your Faith

Join us over the weekend of Friday evening, January 17th through the morning of Monday the 20th at the Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch near Stewartville, Minnesota to strengthen your growing relationship with God through His word.

Facilitators: Dan Dowd, David Schreiber, Brian Shaw

Friday, Jan 17th

  • 4pm to 6pm Friday Arrival and Check-in
  • 6:00 to 7:00pm Dinner in Cafeteria
  • 7:00 to 8:00pm Meet and Greet
  • 8:30pm to 10:00pm A Real Relationship with God
  • 10:00 to 11:30pm Open Time

Saturday, Jan 18th

  • 10:00 to 11:00am Brunch in Cafeteria
  • 11:00 to 12:30am How Bible Study Enables Spiritual Thinking
  • 12:45pm to 1:15pm Young adult and teen choir practice for ``Seek Ye First``, in Chapel
  • 12:30 to 2:00pm Open Time
  • 2:00 to 4:00pm Services in Chapel
  • 4:30 to 6:00pm Potluck Dinner in Chapel
  • 5:30 to 7:15pm Snow Tubing
  • 6:00 to 7:00pm Trivia in Chapel
  • 7:00 to 7:30pm Dessert and snacks in Chapel
  • 7:45 to 9:00pm Karaoke in Chapel
  • 9:00pm to 1:00am Fellowship in Miracle Lodge

Sunday, Jan 19th

  • 10:00am to 11:00am Brunch in Cafeteria
  • 11:30am to 1:00pm The Heart of a Disciple of Christ
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm Open Time
  • 1:30pm to 3:00pm Scripture as a Basis for Living
  • 3:00pm to 3:30pm Open Time
  • 3:30pm to 5:00pm Bible Tools and Software
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm Dinner in Cafeteria
  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm Open Time
  • 8:00pm to 9:30pm Games in Chapel
  • 9:30pm to 11:30pm Dance in Miracle Lodge

Monday, Jan 20th

  • 8:30am to 9:30am Breakfast in Cafeteria
  • 10:00am to 11:30am Difficult Scriptures and Defending Your Faith
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch in Cafeteria
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm Check-Out