Trips, Retreats, and Events

These are big trips, retreats, and events that we do to promote deeper growth in our relationships with Jesus! Join us for these throughout the year!

BreakThru (MLK Weekend):


This is our 7th – 12th grade Winter Retreat. We travel to the mighty city of Pulaski, MS (just south of Forest) to Timber Creek Camp for 4 days of nature and Jesus. Through this retreat our hope is that students are both challenged and encouraged in their relationship with God. And of course, we think we have the coolest group, so being together away from the life’s norms really makes this a wonderful thing to be a part of.

The Gathering:

The Gathering is a student conference that “gathers” all the United Methodist youth groups from all across the state! It’s a D-Now style event where we’ll go to worship sessions at Christ United Methodist in Jackson, stay at “host homes” here in Clinton, and make everyone jealous throughout the entire Jackson Metro Area with how much fun we’re having!

February 23rd – 25th, 2018

Click to check out The Gathering!


BigStuf (Summer):


It’s everything Summer should be about. The beach, the water, the sunshine, and chill-axing with literally THOUSANDS of other students from around the country. BigStuf is a FANTASTIC conference on the shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, that students are certain to never forget.

Summer 2018 Date: July 8th – 12th

Here’s a look at our BigStuf 2017 Recap

Fall Retreat (September/October): fall-retreat

Fall Retreat is an event that gets us away from the norm and helps us to center on God and grow closer to one another. We’ll go to Chattanooga or some place like it. A great mixture of the woods and the city, with awesome, authentic worship and a great time with each other.

Mission Trips:


Throughout the year there are multiple opportunities to serve both locally and abroad on mission trips as a part of the whole church. There are mission outreaches here in the Metro area, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and foreign mission trips to Nicaragua, Cuba, Belarus, and Cambodia. Contact our youth ministry staff for information on how to plug in to a mission trip.