Confirmation Retreat

Confirmation Retreat

February 1-3, 2019

Early-bird Deadline: December 14th ($110 per person)

Regular Deadline: January 17th ($140 per person)

Packing List

  • Bedding or sleeping bag for twin-size bed
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Warm clothing
  • Bible
  • Store money

Basic Schedule

Friday, February 1st

5:00-6:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Supper

7:30 pm Opening Worship

Saturday, February 2nd

A day filled with fun and fellowship, and learning!

Sunday, February 3rd

11:00 am Departure

Speaker: John Foster

Saltillo, MS

John Foster loves his wife, Kimberly, and his two children, Anderson and Caroline. John recently became the Associate Pastor at Saltillo FUMC, where he faithfully serves in the areas of Discipleship and Connections. For ten years previously, John held the position of ICC Wesley Foundation Campus Director. John believes strongly in the fullness of God being able to be expressed in people of all ages. Side note: John is the ultimate comic book nerd! Get him discussing anything to do with the Marvel Universe, and you might not ever get away. We are excited to welcome John and his unique blend of wisdom and humor to Confirmation Retreat 2019!

Worship: Eddie Willis

Oxford, MS

Rev. Eddie Willis is the campus minister at the University of Mississippi. He and his wife, Allyson, who he met at Camp Lake Stephens, lead M28Camps each summer, which takes place at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Eddie loves engaging all ages in music and Word with the goal of all coming closer to Christ. Fun fact: Eddie is the pastor of Taylor UMC in Lafayette County, plays a Taylor guitar, and he does a mean James Taylor impersonation. He can also make some awesome sound effects! Eddie has four amazing kids: Selby, Clayton, Lydia, and Lauren.

Breakout Session Leaders


Its authority, the structure of the Bible, and how to study it

Rev. Jake Adams-Wilson (Starkville FUMC)

Rev. Josh Sheets (Rosedale UMC)


History of the church, the United Methodist Church, and the life of John Wesley

Rev. Corey Truett (The Well UMC)

Rev. Laura Gillom (Oxford FUMC)

Sacraments & Worship

The various forms of worship and the importance of sacraments

Rev. Sarah Jo Adams-Wilson (Longview UMC; Adaton UMC)

Rev. Alecia FischerĀ (Maples Memorial UMC)

Mission Statement

Camp Lake Stephens, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center, is committed to being a place where children, youth, and adults can encounter God and respond in faith to God’s call to transform the world.