“Rest Your Souls” – The Sophomore retreat takes place in the Spring semester. The purpose of this retreat is to give students a much needed break from their school work; a time to “step away” from their busy lives and recalibrate the compass that was set on their Freshman retreat.
The theme verse of this retreat is Jeremiah 6:16 which reads, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand by the roads and look, and ask the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it and find rest for your souls.’”
At this point in their journey, most students have a solid grasp of what high school is like. They have been getting to know each other for almost two years now and have been forming relationships and experiences that will last a lifetime. This retreat offers a time for the students to take a step back and reflect on what they have learned, to “rest their souls.” The retreat also touches on themes of “the ancient path” and how the wisdom and knowledge they are acquiring in high school should be oriented towards the “good way.”