This year, the English ministries of the southern California Evangelical Formosan Churches will host our annual winter retreat at Pine Summit Christian Camps for four days and three nights over the Christmas break. Come worship, fellowship, and grow! You’ll meet many people from other EFC churches!
There will be two separate tracks for the campers. Everyone will meet together for joint worship and then break into two groups:
Junior High, High School, College, and Adult combined
Campers are assigned to small groups for junior high and up (typically anywhere from 4 to 10 people) to help facilitate deeper discussions after each of the messages. Children have their own lesson, which is related to the theme in the adult program but on a kid level. Lesson activities include Bible memory verses, crafts, and games.
Retreat Theme: Missions
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Map of Grounds
These charts and tables represent registrant data in real time.
There are two separate tracks for campers based on age: (1) Junior High, High School, College, and Adult and (2) Children. Everyone will meet together for joint worship and then we will break into separate groups for the messages.
Track: Junior High, High School, College, and Adult
Sam Boyce is married to Awill and has four children: Clark, Olivia, Judah and Faith.
Sam was studying engineering at the University of Minnesota when God called him into ministry. He subsequently transferred to North Central Bible University and became a youth pastor. He later served as a Campus Missionary to graduate students at the University of Minnesota until God called him to serve in China. His ministry in China included church planting, Bible training, and partnering with various house church networks to train and send out missionaries. The work included founding a community center for underprivileged children and opening a restaurant to support the ministry and train Chinese missionaries.
Recently Sam and Awill have been serving the homeless and impoverished in their local community and founded Seek Ministries which focuses on proclaiming the Gospel to the unreached and marginalized, discipling them, and empowering them to do likewise.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has been used by God since 1937. CEF is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. In the last ministry year, CEF workers worldwide reached over 25.4 million children with the Good News of Jesus Christ and 10.4 million children made a first time profession of faith in Jesus.
Olumide and Deanna have been happily married for three years. They love to teach young children about God’s Word and about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They also enjoy having picnics at the park, watching movies together, playing board games, and spending time with family.
Olumide (Olu) has been serving with CEF for over seven years. He is the Local Coordinator for the CEF Ventura County Chapter. Olu has been involved in different aspects of ministry for many years from speaking, mentoring, organizing ministry events, teacher training, telling bible stories to children, and more.
Deanna has been serving with CEF for over nine years. She works at the CEF Southern California State Office, teaches Good News Club (an after school Bible Club) at three elementary schools, helps train teachers on how to share the gospel with children, organizes ministry events, and more.
Ponderosa Dining Hall
17422 Armstrong Ave, Irvine, CA (map)
Friday, October 11, 2019
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
ALL individuals must fill out the form, regardless of age. Family room requests can be made and will be honored by priority:
Parents with young children 5th grade and under (youth 6th grade and higher are not eligible unless for medical or other special reasons)
Married couples (contingent upon space)
Age 2 and under: FREE
Age 3 and up to and including 5th grade (MUST be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian at retreat): $190, regardless of the date registered
Grades 6-12, college, adult:
Early: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:59 pm: $219
Regular: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:59 pm: $239
Late: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 11:59 pm: $259
Regardless of the date registered, $190
Last day to request a refund is December 1, 2019.
Absolutely NO SUBSTITUTIONS allowed. :/
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There are TWO steps to register:
1. Register for Winter Retreat
2. Give a check to your local church registrar (payable to your local church) for your registration amount. Done!
Your local church registrar has a wealth of information about Winter Retreat. They will collect your registration fee from you.
EFC Arcadia: Leona Chen
EFC Chino Valley:
EFC East Valley: Joe Lin
Generations Church: Andy Kuo
Grace Bible Church: David Lee
EFC Hacienda Heights:
EFC Irvine: KC Liu
EFC Los Angeles: Jimmy Chen
EFC Orange County: Tommy Wang
EFC Rowland Heights:
EFC San Diego: Louis Kang
EFC San Fernando Valley: Joe Chou
EFC South Bay: Gerald Huang
Winter clothing for four days, three nights
Money ($20 max)
Any other kind of cleaver
Photos from Previous Retreats
Workshops are an important part of Winter Retreat. It gives campers the opportunity to choose among different topics that interest them. Topics and sessions are subject to change. That's just the way it is.
All times AND events subject to change. This is just to give you a general idea of the flow of the schedule.
|Dec, Dec 29||Fri, Dec 27||Sat, Dec 28|
|9:00||Move Out||Prayer meeting||Prayer meeting|
|9:30||Session 6||Session 2||Session 4|
|11:00||Small Group||Small Group||Small Group|
|1:00||Departure||Group Picture||Workshop 2|
|2:00||Free Time||Free time|
|3:30||Thu, Dec 26|
|6:00||Meet Small Groups|
|6:30||Session 1||Session 3||Session 5|
|8:00||Small Group||Small Group||Small Group|
|9:00||Snacks, T-shirt Dist.||Snacks||Snacks|
|10:00||SGL Mtg||SGL Mtg|
|11:30||Lights out||Lights Out||Lights Out|
2019 EFC Winter Retreat Slideshow
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