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2018 Spring Student Advance


In light of National Youth Conference and its costs (along with the fundraising groups are doing to afford this trip), we have cancelled the Spring Advance to allow groups to focus on this special national event that takes place every 4 years. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Student Ministries.


Location: Sebring Church of the Brethren

When: May 4 - May 6

Cost: $50.00/ per person (applies to students & advisors)

Begins: 9:00 PM Friday    Ends: 1:00 PM Sunday

Who: Students in 6 grade through 19 years of age

What to bring: Bible, clothes, bedding, appropriate swim suit, toiletries, snacks to share (optional), a friend!

*Must have one adult chaperone per five students    

Theme: Community

Have you noticed that ads are getting weirder and weirder? Companies spend tons of money on marketing as everyone tries to figure out the next clever way to shout, "THIS IS WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT!" Honestly, we're no different. We want people to think of us in certain ways: the fun one, the goofy one, or the smart one. It turns out Jesus wants the world to think of Christians in a certain way too.

"By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:35)

Jesus' words leave no wiggle room; people should recognize us because of our love for one another—because of our unity. Sound cliché? The truth is that living this way isn't easy. But there's good news! Jesus has a purpose for our unity, and he holds us together even when it's hard. When we understand why God calls us to unity and what it looks like, we'll find a reason to come together that goes beyond our preferences.


If you have any questions about the Spring Student Advance, please contact our Director of Student Ministry, Marcus Harden (

Earlier Event: February 2
2018 Women's Retreat
Later Event: July 4
2018 Annual Conference