Loving God, Loving Your Neighbor
The most important commandment is this: … you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these. (Mark 12:29-31, NLT)
What does it mean to love God supremely, and love your neighbor as yourself? Who is your neighbor? In the news today, we hear stories of bullying, divisiveness, and terrorism. What does Christ Jesus teach us through the two great commandments about how to respond to these issues? As servant leaders, we aim to express the humility and charity modeled by Jesus in thought and action. Let’s dive deep into this topic with mentors and parents, within your class, and during peer-led discussions at ACR.
WHO: All NLC teens, mentors, and parents of the 2017 classes
- Time with your NLC class
- Inspiring speakers and discussions
- Graduation of the 2017 classes
- Welcoming the new 2021 classes
- Mentor training and time with classes
- Great food and winter fun!
NLC teens, parents, and mentors – please check your email for a link to the registration form, sent Dec. 15th.
Registration fee includes transportation to/from the Denver airport to the A/U Ranches. Please submit travel information through the registration website by January 15.
Plan to arrive at DEN by 2:00 pm Friday, February 17, and depart after 2:00 pm Monday, February 20.
Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
Jan. 1 – Jan. 15
NLC All Class Retreat 2018
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. (II Cor. 9:7-8, NLT)
Who: All Teens, plus Mentors and Parents of the graduating 2018 classes. Mentors from the 2019-2021 classes are invited if you have not previously attended an ACR (the 2021 class is encouraged to attend)
When: February 16th-19th, 2018 (Presidents Day Weekend)
Where: A/U Ranches in Buena Vista, CO
Travel: DiscoveryBound NLC staff will meet everyone at the airport and transport them between there and the A/U Ranches, both ways. Please plan for your flights (DEN) to arrive before 2 pm on Friday, Feb. 16th, and depart after 2 pm on Monday, Feb. 19th. Save your travel information to input during the registration process.
Registration: Online registration is open from December 15th to January 15th. Each person must register so we can have an accurate headcount for the weekend. You will be responsible for covering your travel expenses and a nominal adult registration fee. You received an email with the registration link – we don’t announce it publicly.
Financial Assistance: All teen financial aid runs through registration, so be sure to apply there if there’s a need. We aren’t able to offer separate parent or mentor assistance.
Adult Housing Options
As an Adult guest at the All Class Retreat, you have three housing options listed below. The A/U Ranch housing facilities are filled by the many teens in NLC, so we provide hotel accommodations in Buena Vista for all adults. Our staff manages the group reservation, resides at the hotel to provide guidance throughout the weekend, and provides shuttle transportation between the hotel and Ranch. We hope that all parents and mentors will appreciate this opportunity to be together. Due to the number of expected participants, we are not able to provide private, single-occupancy rooms. Please be in touch with our office if you have special housing needs that preclude you from sharing a room. We will do our best to honor roommate requests, or one will be assigned to you if you leave the text block blank.
In registration, you will select one of the following housing options:
- Provide your own housing and transportation to/from the A/U Ranches each day.
- Room with your spouse, or an adult mentor or parent of the same gender (requests accepted, or one will be assigned to you)
- Cabin Chaperone – not guaranteed, and need to be approved by NLC staff – Chaperones share teen cabins with bunk beds and communal restroom facilities. Chaperones are expected to help manage wake-up and bedtime activities.