Open Letter for Guys Retreat

I’m not quite sure why I’m posting this because this letter has been mailed to all of the families that have male students at Impact.  I guess my thought is that since this is a blog about youth ministry and there are those who read this blog for ideas and thoughts on youth ministry maybe this letter helps others learn to communicate with parents in a healthy way.  Anyway, here is the letter that I sent out to parents about our guys retreat.

Dear Parents,

I am writing to you today to inform you of a unique opportunity that is available for your teenage son.  We will be heading up to Southport Island in Boothbay Harbor, Maine September 26-28 to spend some focused time with the young men of Impact.  Our goal during this time is to take on the tough issues that many young men encounter.  During our time together we will look at what the Bible says about relationships, purity, and overcoming temptations. 

I am writing to you personally to tell you about this because I want you to know my heart behind putting this weekend on.  I in no way want you to feel like we are trying to take away the role that you have in talking with your son about issues of dating, pornography, or boundaries in relationships.  My desire is to partner with you to equip young men to overcome and avoid many struggles that they face daily.  If young men can find freedom in their lives now they will be set up for a lifetime of victory and not have to deal with the many regrets that poor choices can lead them into.

I have included in this letter a registration form for our weekend away.  The trip is limited to the first 20 paid registrants.  Please fill the form out completely and return to the office by Sunday, September 21.  The cost of this trip is $75 per person.  This will include their meals, lodging, transportation and kayak rentals for our group activity.  We will be leaving GCC at 4pm on Friday, September 26 and returning to GCC on Sunday, September 28 at 4pm.

If you have any questions about this trip please feel free to call me at 415-4000 or email me at revkev@gccnh.com.

Thank you for this opportunity to serve you,

Pastor Kevin Twombly

Generations Pastor

Grace Capital Church

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