Foundational Friendships: Thriving from the Ground Up

It's all about friendships! Join us as we explore how to create and nurture friendships with both believers and those who don't know God, while deepening our root friendship with God. You and your friends are invited to this special time of growing closer to God and each other.

We'll be spending the weekend at Mission Springs, a peaceful and energizing venue in the Santa Cruz mountains. There will be time for hiking, games, relaxing, and just plain fun! The cost to attend the retreat includes four meals, and varies depending on your room selection. Some room types fill up quickly, so register early to ensure your top choice.

General Info:

  • Saturday January 21, check in from 8:30am - 9:30am at the main worship center.
  • Saturday schedule runs until 9pm with main worship sessions at 9:30am and 7:00pm.
  • Sunday worship begins at 9:30am. We will conclude our retreat with lunch, 12:00-1:00pm.

Mission Springs Camps & Conference Center 
1050 Lockhart Gulch Rd, Scotts Valley, California, 95066.
(Please use the camp's second bridge entrance.)


All overnight packages are closed as of 1/15/2017. You can register for Saturday only for $60. If you have financial challenges, please contact Corrie Gustafson (pastor) or Leslie Gehring (registrar).

Our Speaker:

Brianna VanderWeide received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Biola University and is currently in seminary working on her Masters degree. She has served and worked in young adult and women's ministries for the past 10 years. She is passionate about teaching, as well as leading and discipling women. Brianna loves listening to live music, researching, writing, and discovering coffee shops with friends. She and her husband James live in Chandler, Arizona where she currently serves as the Women's Pastor for The Grove church. Check out Brianna's website, makingmenew

Our Worship Leaders:

Tapestry is an all female worship band whose joy is to lead and engage others in music and worship that speaks to the heart (and maybe brings out a little fun while they're at it.) The group has been leading worship for over 10 years at various venues including retreats, festivals, conferences, camps, and churches. The members live in 6 different cities and go to 7 different churches, and yet they are intricately woven together to perform a work of art in service to God. Tapestry is excited to announce the release of their new CD "Woven." To read more, please follow this link: Tapestry