Retreat 2018

Session 1: August 8-11, 2018

Session 2: August 11-14, 2018


Ticket Information

The ticket price includes a $50 non-refundable deposit and covers the cost of all retreat activities, food, and transportation to/from the campground on the first/last day of retreat.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Please email Erica Wheatley at financial@ignitetexas.org with "Ignite Texas Scholarship" and your name in the subject line. Partial and full scholarships are available, and applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 

Check-in Information

Check-in will be at Austin Oaks Church (4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, TX 78749). If you drive yourself to Austin, you will be able to leave your car parked in the church parking lot for the duration of your session.

  • Session 1 (August 8-11, 2018): Check-in begins on August 8 at 1:30 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 11 by 12:30 PM.

  • Session 2 (August 11-14, 2018): Check-in begins on August 11 at 1:30 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 14 by 12:30 PM.
     

Packing List

  • Clothing for 4 days (keep it casual)*

  • Jacket (buildings are cold, y’all)

  • Water bottle

  • Bible and notebook/journal

  • Pen/pencil

  • Backpack, shoulder bag, or fanny pack to carry stuff in

  • Camp Olympics clothes to get messy in

  • Clothes for Grade School Night (find a picture of yourself in fourth grade and recreate that outfit!)

  • Comfortable/Camp Olympics shoes (tennis shoes, Chacos, etc.)

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats – we don’t want lobsters at camp

  • Swimsuit (modest one piece or two piece with a cover up/t-shirt for girls)

  • Beach towel

  • Twin bedding – remember buildings are cold

  • Toiletries

  • Shower shoes

  • Bath towel and washcloths

  • Chargers

  • Money to buy cool Ignite swag!

  • (Optional) Hammock – there are plenty of trees at the campground!

*Some activities involve water and mud; pack accordingly


  Pace McKee  | Speaker  Pace was born in Napa Valley, California, but has lived all over – from the Southeast and the Midwest to Australia and the "Great Nation" of Texas. One day while living in Tennessee, a neighbor invited Pace to attend Sunday School at a local church. On his first day in church, Pace remembers hearing the Pastor teaching about two men. Both men were building a house – one on a foundation of sand and the other on a foundation of rock. Pace was then asked to look within and determine where he was building the house of his life. It didn't take long for him to realize the change he needed!  After giving his life to Christ, Pace began attending the University of Kansas. It was on this campus that the Lord began to shape his heart for ministry. For four years, he lived in the freshman dorms of KU in order to reach college students for Jesus Christ! After graduation, and under the guidance of his discipler, Pace took his first job in vocational ministry and hasn't looked back. His ministry assignments have taken him from megachurches to church plants, from taking out the trash to preaching in Worship, but one thing has never changed: His passion to see lives changed by the truth of God's Word! His greatest desire is to faithfully pass on the Word of God so that it may grow strong in the hearts of His people.  In 2014, Pace married Jenn and they welcomed their first child two years later. They enjoy spending time with their yellow lab, Bentley Jane, and cheering on the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!

Pace McKee | Speaker

Pace was born in Napa Valley, California, but has lived all over – from the Southeast and the Midwest to Australia and the "Great Nation" of Texas. One day while living in Tennessee, a neighbor invited Pace to attend Sunday School at a local church. On his first day in church, Pace remembers hearing the Pastor teaching about two men. Both men were building a house – one on a foundation of sand and the other on a foundation of rock. Pace was then asked to look within and determine where he was building the house of his life. It didn't take long for him to realize the change he needed!

After giving his life to Christ, Pace began attending the University of Kansas. It was on this campus that the Lord began to shape his heart for ministry. For four years, he lived in the freshman dorms of KU in order to reach college students for Jesus Christ! After graduation, and under the guidance of his discipler, Pace took his first job in vocational ministry and hasn't looked back. His ministry assignments have taken him from megachurches to church plants, from taking out the trash to preaching in Worship, but one thing has never changed: His passion to see lives changed by the truth of God's Word! His greatest desire is to faithfully pass on the Word of God so that it may grow strong in the hearts of His people.

In 2014, Pace married Jenn and they welcomed their first child two years later. They enjoy spending time with their yellow lab, Bentley Jane, and cheering on the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!

  Kenny Klinglesmith  | Worship  Kenny Klinglesmith came to know Christ at an FCA Sports Camp in the summer of 2008 during a time of corporate worship. Ten years later, he never would have dreamed to have the opportunity to lead students in worship of the same Savior that changed his life.   Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenny had a plan for his future – play four years of college baseball and then attend law school. Somewhere along the way, he forgot that the same God that changed his life also says in Proverbs 16:9 that "the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." He learned that the hard way. His freshman year at Southwestern University, the Lord led him to quit baseball (10 years of experience) and take over a budding worship ministry on campus (zero days of experience). After taking the LSAT and applying to law schools his senior year, the Lord called him away from becoming an attorney (6 years of dreaming) into vocational ministry (zero seconds of dreaming).   After two years of apprenticing as a worship leader at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, the Lord sent Kenny to College Station, Texas, to lead worship for Grace Bible Church and help edify Aggies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leads worship at a church that 2,500 college students attend, and loves to encourage students to be open to wherever God calls them, even if it doesn't match up with their plans. Kenny LOVES the vision and mission of Ignite, and he and his band pray that they will be able to sign a 100-year contract with the organization and lead worship every year for Ignite until Christ returns or the Lord calls them home.

Kenny Klinglesmith | Worship

Kenny Klinglesmith came to know Christ at an FCA Sports Camp in the summer of 2008 during a time of corporate worship. Ten years later, he never would have dreamed to have the opportunity to lead students in worship of the same Savior that changed his life. 

Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenny had a plan for his future – play four years of college baseball and then attend law school. Somewhere along the way, he forgot that the same God that changed his life also says in Proverbs 16:9 that "the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." He learned that the hard way. His freshman year at Southwestern University, the Lord led him to quit baseball (10 years of experience) and take over a budding worship ministry on campus (zero days of experience). After taking the LSAT and applying to law schools his senior year, the Lord called him away from becoming an attorney (6 years of dreaming) into vocational ministry (zero seconds of dreaming). 

After two years of apprenticing as a worship leader at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, the Lord sent Kenny to College Station, Texas, to lead worship for Grace Bible Church and help edify Aggies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leads worship at a church that 2,500 college students attend, and loves to encourage students to be open to wherever God calls them, even if it doesn't match up with their plans. Kenny LOVES the vision and mission of Ignite, and he and his band pray that they will be able to sign a 100-year contract with the organization and lead worship every year for Ignite until Christ returns or the Lord calls them home.

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