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A retreat for ministry leaders at Sovereign Grace Church of Apex

Dates: July 26-28
Location: Ridgecrest Conference Center
Address: 1 Ridgecrest Drive, Ridgecrest, NC 28770
Phone: 828.669.8022

For questions about the retreat, contact John McLeod.
  • From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
  • Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue .2 mi
  • Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 1 mi
  • Ridgecrest is on the Left
Check-in begins at 4pm on July 26. You may check in at the main front desk. Tell them that you are with the Sovereign Grace Leader Retreat. You do not need to pay for anything directly to Ridgecrest.
  • Thursday Supper — You're on your own. You can purchase meal tickets for the Dining Hall when you check in, or you can go into Black Mountain to find something.
  • Friday breakfast and lunch, as well as Saturday breakfast are provided in the Dining Hall at Ridgecrest.
  • Friday Supper — We will be going into town in groups of 6-8 to eat at various restaurants. Here is a Google Map with restaurant suggestions for Black Mountain or Asheville.
  • Saturday lunch — Get something on the road.
Here are a few suggested items to bring:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bible and notebook/pen
  • Favorite board games for fellowship times after the meetings
  • Discs if you plan on playing Disc Golf on Friday afternoon
We are staying at Mountain Laurel. You can find more info by clicking here. The Mountain Laurel rooms have 2 queen beds and hotel-like accomodations. There are no TVs.
We are meeting in Rutland Chapel. You can find more info by clicking here. The Chapel is up the hill from Mountain Laurel where we are staying. It's steep.

We will be sitting in pews, which will be a different experience for some of you.
You can find lots of information at the Ridgecrest website. However, here are links to a couple of maps that you might find helpful.

Schedule • times

  • Thursday

    Time Description
    4-6pm Check in at front desk
    **6-ish You're on your own for dinner.
    7:00pm Worship, Fellowship, and Prayer in Rutland Chapel
    8:30pm Fellowship / Free Time
  • Friday

    Time Description
    7:15-8:15am Breakfast in Dining Hall
    8:30-9:30am Couples Devotionals
    9:30am Worship in Rutland Chapel
    10:00am Session 1 in Rutland Chapel - "Why Should I Think Change Is Possible?"
    12:00-1:00pm Lunch in the Dining Hall
    1:00-5:00pm Free Time
    5:00-7:00pm Meet up with Dinner Groups
    7:30pm Worship in Rutland Chapel
    8:00pm Session 2 in Rutland Chapel - "Why Is It So Hard to Change?"
  • Saturday

    Time Description
    7:15-8:15am Breakfast in Dining Hall
    8:30am Couples Devotionals
    9:15am Worship in Rutland Chapel
    9:30am Session 3 in Rutland Chapel - "How Do I Help Those Who Want Change in Their Lives?"
    10:30am Break
    11:00am Session 4 in Rutland Chapel - Wrap-up & Q&A
    12:00pm Closing Remarks and journey back home

If you'd like to get more information about the retreat, meeting location, or schedule, please get in touch.