Near the beginning of each academic year, Liberty hosts separate retreats for high school and middle school students and faculty. The high school’s is a two-day, one-night event, while the middle school’s is a one-day event during the school day. They kick off the school year with three points of emphasis:
- Spiritual Development–Liberty asks a speaker to come and challenge students and faculty alike to examine their Christian walks. Recent topics have included “Living on the Edge,” “Real Discipleship” and “Living for God Now.” These two days are always a time when God’s Spirit is able to move in a unique way.
- Student to Student relationships–Each new year brings new students to Liberty; the retreats provide an opportunity for them to join the student body in a relaxed and informal setting. Additionally, returning students enjoy the opportunity to renew friendships that may have lost touch over the summer.
- Teacher to Student relationships–One of the things that makes Liberty Christian School distinctive is our faculty. Our teachers are personally involved in the lives of our students and the retreats provide a unique setting to develop those relationships. Each year as teachers and students have a chance to interact over games, food, chapels and campfires, the groundwork is laid for a mentoring relationship that will continue to develop over the coming school year.