Set off on a great adventure at this year's KidzQuest



Grab a compass, jump in the Jeep and join the journey at this year’s KidzQuest retreat, set for September 30 through October 2 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Designed for students in the third through sixth grades, this annual children’s retreat promises to be high-octane, fast-paced and bursting with learning, worship and fun.  
This year’s theme, “The Great Adventure,” will explore how a believer’s relationship with God can take them to places they never thought they could go.  The Bible adventures of Noah, Moses, and David show that the Lord has exciting plans for each and every person, but more than that, God wants believers to be part of those plans. 
“Our hope is to show that God is adventurous and exciting and has great things planned for us,” said Jim Towson, associate director of Life Span Ministries.  “The Lord has all of these great things for us, but He wants us to be a part of it, too.  While we’re reading the Bible story about Noah we’re learning that the Lord does great things and also wants us to be a part of them, too.”
Through teaching, worship and games, KidzQuest attendees will learn more about the nature of God and how He wants them to live life with them.  Throughout the weekend, students will be encouraged and learn about how fun God is and how He wants to share that part of Him with them. 
Returning to KidzQuest this year are guest speaker and entertainer Keith Coast, worship leader Charlie Bancroft and emcee Brandon Rushin.

By combining the art of illusion, escapes, ballooning and comedy along with the Gospel, guest speaker and entertainer Keith Coast will create an unforgettable experience.  Keith believes that Christians should have more fun than anyone else because of the joy they have in Christ. It’s always easier to share the love of the Lord with a smile, and Coast specializes in making smiles.
Charlie Bancroft, “Uncle Charlie,” is among the most sought after kids’ worship leaders in the country and has led worship for KidzQuest many times.
Rounding out this all-star team is emcee Brandon Rushin, or “Hey Ya” as he is popularly known.  “Hey Ya” will keep the group entertained with fun and games and promises to teach a few new dance moves. Rushin brings a contagious, energetic personality to the event, and his interactive and fun characters leave such a lasting impression on the kids that they will remember (and recount) their experience for years

“We really want students to walk away from the weekend with the reality of God,” Towson said. “We want them to know that Jesus truly loves them and feel like they got to really know Him while they were here.”
The cost for this event is $130 per person and includes programming, insurance, food, lodging and a t-shirt.  Please contact event registrar Diane Giles at (888) 266-7642 for more information, or click here to download a brochure and to register. Deadline for registration is September 23, 2011.