At Onward & Upward weekend retreat a few weeks ago, we all learned about loving others (even our enemies). This stretches us out of our comfort zone and challenges us to love those who don’t look like us, act like us, or talk like us. Join us in giving thanks to our God who created us all in His image, each of us unique and different.
You created all people in your image. We thank you for the astonishing variety of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by widening our circles of friendships, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us. Make perfect our knowledge of Your love for us and for all of your children through Jesus.
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Onward & Upward is our weekend-long retreats for 13-15 year olds. The retreats use a curriculum focusing on character traits of godly men and women. We began this semi-annual program in 2004 with 39 teenagers and 46 volunteers.
SUMMIT is our weekend-long retreats for 16-18 year olds. The curriculum focuses on skills that will help them function better as adults. Examples include managing bank accounts, completing job applications, & mock interviews. We began this semi-annual program in 2007 with 12 teens and 16 volunteers.
RISE is a weekend-long retreat offered in April for teen boys and November for teen girls, ages 12-18. OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues.
Our Father's Children exists to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect in Texas, ages 6-18, in camp settings, weekend retreats, and in mentoring clubs. We recruit volunteers from a variety of cities, churches and organizations who have a heart for offering these kids hope in Jesus Christ. Whether as a volunteer or donor (or both), we would love to have you join us in providing hope to these kids!