Recycle Retreat

This past weekend I had the opportunity to work/minister at a retreat my college (Piedmont Baptist College, does every year. The class, Ministry of Christian Camping, puts on this retreat every year as their final grade. I have not taken that class yet, but was asked to be the media/tech guy at the retreat. I have a passion for using media/tech in the ministry so it was fun running the sound, easyworship software, and all the other media for this retreat. The retreat was held at a camp close to campus called Merriwoord Christian Camp ( in Clemmons, NC. They have held the retreat every year for 3o years their so far. This retreat is put on by all college students from our college and is for youth groups all over the triad area. We had about six youth groups come out and in all about 100 students where there this past weekend. The theme for the weekend was Recharge! Our speaker throughout the weekend was Brian Baker who is a Word of Life area missionary. On Friday night, three students excepted Christ and on Saturday night 23 students surrender their life to stand up for Christ! The retreat was jam-packed with games, food, activities, and all around fun! The services where so fun and intense. The students loved the band and was jumping around to almost every song! I am so glad I got the chance to run the media/tech for this retreat! Over the next few post I will post some of the media/tech stuff I did this past weekend.

Published by Austin McCann

Austin is the student ministries director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, OH. He has a BA from Piedmont International University and a Master of Arts in Religion with a Christian leadership focus from Liberty University School of Divinity. Austin enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

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  1. Hey Austin. I was wondering if you would allow me to use this ReCharge image you have in this post. Starting a new Wednesday night thing for my youth group and calling it recharge. I just need something to advertise until we can create our own image. Let me know. Thanks.

    1. Hi Cody,

      For some reason I’m not seeing a graphic on this post. This is such an old post I don’t even really remember what was used. If it’s the graphic I’m thinking it was the people that ran the retreat bought it from Graceway Media.


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