Branson Retreat - Fall 2018

Branson Retreat

Dates: October 9-12, 2018

Location: Radisson Hotel, Branson MO

Address: 120 S. Wildwood (south of the Moon River Theater & Shorty Smalls restaurant)

*Please Note: We have had far more people register for the Branson retreat than the Radisson had anticipated. They no longer have rooms available, but they are keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations from others.

Meanwhile, we have made arrangements with the Comfort Inn, a short distance from the Radisson. We'll make the College church bus and driver available as a shuttle between the Comfort Inn and the Radisson. The rate at the Comfort Inn is $86/night plus tax for a double room (2 queens). If you need a handicap room (king bed), it will be approximately $10 more per night. Call 417-335-4727 by September 21 if you wish to stay at the Comfort Inn. Tell them that you are with the Abundant Living Retreat, because they have blocked off rooms and provided a special rate for our group.

A full hot breakfast is provided from 6:30-9:30 (but eat early, because we start at 9:00). Standard rooms have a refrigerator, microwave and flat screen tv. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are really excited that we may have more folks with us this year!


2018 Agenda

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
6:00 p.m. WELCOME/Dinner
6:45 p.m. Singing - Leon Sanderson, Memphis, TN
7:15 p.m. "Seven Keys to Christian Aging" - Howard Norton, Searcy, AR
7:50 p.m. BREAK
8:05 p.m. Activity / Get Acquainted
8:30 p.m. Story Time with John. W. Smith, Lubbock, TX
9:10 p.m. Coffee House

Branson Retreat
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
9:00 a.m. Morning Devotional - Leon Sanderson
9:30 a.m. "The Grace of Finishing Well"
Truitt Adair, Lubbock, TX
10:10 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Gospel Singing (various leaders)
11:00 a.m. Split Sessions - "Evangelism"
Women: "Daughters of Esther" - Cynthia Guy, Myrtle Beach, SC
Men: "Holy Husbands" - John W. Smith
12:00 noon Lunch (sponsored by Herald of Truth/Hope for Life)
Widows/Widowers (sponsored by Widowhood Workshop)
FREE TIME (shows, rest, shopping, golf, games in hospitality room)
6:30 p.m. Singing - Leon Sanderson, Memphis, TN
7:00 p.m. "What today's young people need us to be"
Bruce McLarty, Searcy, AR
7:40 p.m. BREAK
8:00 p.m. Activity / Connecting
8:30 p.m. Story Time with John. W. Smith
9:10 p.m. Coffee House / Games / Puzzle (Hospitality Room)

Branson Retreat
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
9:00 a.m. Morning Devotional
9:30 a.m. "Love Your Neighbor"
Howard Wright, Atlanta, GA
10:10 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Gospel Singing (various leaders)
11:00 a.m. Split Sessions - "For Such a Time as This"
Women: "God's Favorite Number" - Celine Sparks, Hazel Green, AL
Men: "You Can Still GO" - Howard Norton
12:00 noon Lunch (sponsored by Baxter & Pan American Lectures)
FREE TIME (shows, rest, shopping, golf, games in hospitality room)
6:30 p.m. Singing - Leon Sanderson
7:00 p.m. "God, Abide With Me"
Ralph Gilmore, Henderson, TN
7:40 p.m. BREAK
8:00 p.m. Activity / Grandparenting
8:30 p.m. Story Time with John. W. Smith
9:10 p.m. Coffee House / Games / Puzzle (Hospitality Room)

Branson Retreat
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
9:00 a.m. Morning Devotional - Leon Sanderson
9:30 a.m. "The Time is At Hand"
Jeff Jenkins, Flower Mound, TX
10:10 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Gospel Singing (various leaders)
11:00 a.m. "Family and Church Need You"
Mark Taylor, Edmond, OK
12:00 noon Lunch (sponsored by Timothy Hill Ranch)
FREE TIME (shows, rest, shopping, golf, games in hospitality room)
6:00 p.m. CLOSING BANQUET
7:00 p.m. Singing - Leon Sanderson
7:30 p.m. "Christian or Disciple?"
John W. Smith
8:20 p.m. Patriotic Songs & "God Bless You, Go With God"