REVELATION RETREAT 2014:
 A Christian Music & Fellowship Camp
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Location: New London Reservoir Campground & Amphitheater
Address: 2495 Euclid Rd., New London, OH
When: Friday morning, July 25th through Sunday morning, July 27th

Contact Phone: (440) 963-0302
E-Mail: sonshipcrusades@gmail.com

INTIMACY!
Definition: a close, familiar, and affectionate personal relationship.

At the Revelation Retreat,
intimacy with Jesus, your family and your friends is our strength & our goal.


STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE!
At the Revelation Retreat, our worship leaders & evening keynote speakers are ordained clergy & authentic youth leaders who are trained in the scriptures and are experienced instructors!

JOIN US AT THE REVELATION RETREAT 2014 AS WE WORSHIP GOD WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, FELLOWSHIP & RECREATION!
 

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The 2014 Band Lineup Is Outstanding! Check It Out.
Sat., July 26th - Top Left to Right: God's Dirt, SlawDog & Adam's Fault.
  Fri., July 25th - Middle Left to Right: SafeKept, Altars Of Athens & Pardoned.
Sun., July 27th - Bottom Center: The Carried.

Showcasing The Best Contemporary Christian Rock Bands From Ohio!


The 2014 Keynote Speaker Lineup Is Complete. Check It Out!

Left to Right: Danny VanGundy, Eric Johnson, Herschell Hargrave
& Jeremiah Wagner.

New For 2014:
Five Inspirational Religious Educational Seminars!

Covering Popular Topics Like (Photos Lt. to Rt. Below): Marriage Relationships & Parenting Skills (Pastor Mike Wiechers), Financial & Credit Management (Wayne Maslyk), "Breaking In" To Prison Ministries (Jim Scruta), Finding God's PLAN For Your Life (Scott Thompson), Serving As An Ambassador of God's Kingdom (Pastor Dave Johnson).


Focus: To promote and provide a Christian environment of quality time for adults, couples, parents with families, youth group leaders & youth members, chaperones, teenagers, children and volunteers. We want to minimize distractions from today's fast paced, high tech environment. Let's pay more attention to and appreciate God's beautiful creation through this weekend-long, outdoor, overnight camping retreat.


Retreat Religious Theme:  1) Share the good news of the Gospel. 2) To put God first in your life. 3) To give all glory and praise to God. 4) To advance and expand God's kingdom. 5) To become aware of illuminations from God today. God reveals and speaks to us every day. 6) Reflect upon: Why am I here? What is God’s plan for your life? God designed you for a unique purpose!

Who: This retreat is open to everyone, especially parents with families (children any age), couples, youth group members with their youth group leaders & chaperones, adults, teenagers, children and volunteers.
*Note - This retreat is not affiliated with any specific church denomination. This is a Christian outreach, entertainment and recreational event as part of God's kingdom on earth. We welcome retreat campers from any and all church denominations, Christians in general as well as the un-churched, who desire a closer relationship with Jesus, who are searching for their purpose in life or who may want to find out more about the one true God, the Holy Trinity, the Lord, Jehovah, Yahweh.

Evening concerts are open to the public!

Details: Hosted in a scenic full service campground on a beautiful, 220 acre, crystal clear reservoir with swimming, sand beach, an inflatable water slide and water recreation; great site for invigorating primitive camping (included FREE) with modern showers & restrooms and a laundry room! Camping upgrades for water & electric or full hookup sites (extra charge) and the renting of cabins are offered with limited availability at an additional fee, paddle boat & pontoon rentals, fishing, hiking, 18 hole mini putt golf, playgrounds, sheltered pavilions, bike riding, volleyball, basketball & horseshoe pit.
Exciting schedule: Seven Christian bands & four inspirational speakers at onsite concert amphitheater, swimming with sand beach, inflatable water slide, wind surfing, artist spotlight testimonial sessions, Christian DJ music, food vendors,
retreat contests, youth zone activities & crafts, seminars, campfires, food & artist merchandise vendors, pavilions and more!
On Sunday morning at the amphitheater:  an open-air, non-denominational contemporary Christian praise & worship 
service with worship leader Pastor Mike Wiechers and also, The Carried will be the worship service praise 
rock band (10:00 a.m., free and open to public – everyone is welcome). 
Sponsored by Sonship Crusades. The sound, video & stage lighting provided by Platinum Tunes Sound Productions.

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Revelation Retreat 2014 Schedule

Check-in: retreat registrations, campsite assignments & set-up campsites.

Lunch: on your own. Food vendors are available.

Seminar
: Speaker: Jim Scruta - Catholic Charities USA - 16 year veteran of prison ministries. Topic: " 'Breaking In' To Prison Ministries." At Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.

Retreat Daily Devotions: Pastor Wiechers at Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.

Seminar: "The foundations of strong Christian marriages & essential parenting skills." Speaker: Pastor Mike Wiechers - ordained minister. At Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.

Optional Time: Swimming, paddle boats, wind surfing, hiking, putt mini golf, games (cornhole, basketball, & volleyball). Crafts, contests, religious education, speakers, etc.!

Artist Spotlight:
meet the bands and hear their testimonial. At amphitheater in Revelation Tent.



Artist Spotlight testimonial from members of TBA.

 

Artist Spotlight testimonial with TBA.

Physical Fitness Boot Camp: run by Abby Thompson, certified personal trainer from Phitness 4:13 (Milan, OH). At Pavilion #1 (lower intensity level).

Cornhole Tournament:
open to retreat males & females- categories for youth (ages 12 & under), teens (ages 13 - 19) and adults (ages 20 & up). Next to Pavilion #1 in CG.

Funtastic Central:
FUN and challenging hand-eye coordination development games and contests for youth that include the Cup Stacking Race and Pearl Diver. Awards issued! At Pavilion #2 & #3 in campground (CG).

Craft Kingdom:
Christian children's crafts for ages 4-17 years old. At Pavilion #1 in CG.

Supper
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Campsite grills or food vendors.

Amphitheater: gates open for entertainment. Wear wristbands!

Revelation's Youth Got Talent Contest Preliminaries: Open to the overnight retreat youth who wish to participate. Top three performances will advance to finals on Saturday!

Live Entertainment:
Christian rock band – Pardoned from Wooster.

Live Entertainment: Christian inspirational speaker- Jeremiah Wagner - Topic TBA.

Live Entertainment: Christian rock band- Altars Of Athens from Sylvania.

Live Entertainment: Christian inspirational speaker- Herschell Hargrave - Topic TBA.

Live Entertainment: Christian rock band- SafeKept from Marion.

The Lord's Supper: Communion distributed to concert attendees (voluntary).

Retreat Dance Party With Retreat DJ
: Get Revved-Up at Revelation with our DJ Mike .

Tent City Quiet Time! Time to rest & sleep. Quite please.


 
Check-in Retreat Registrations: Day-only commuter campers & One day/overnight campers (tent campsite assignments & place day-only campers to teams & coaches).

Breakfast: Campsite grills or food vendors.

Physical Fitness Boot Camp: run by Abby Thompson, certified personal trainer from Phitness 4:13 (Milan, OH). At Pavilion #1 in campground (lower intensity level).

Seminar: Speaker - Wayne Maslyk Jr., CFP from Great Lakes Benefits & Wealth Management, Sandusky, OH. Topic: Christian, family-focused perspective on debt reduction, credit & financial management. At Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.

Retreat Daily Devotions: With Pastor Mike Wiechers at Amphitheater Revelation Tent.

Seminar: Divine Illuminations Today - How Is Your GPS Reception?: Multimedia Presentation 1) God speaks to us today! Are you listening? 2) A Supernatural Wake-Up Call. 3) God has a PLAN for your life. You are unique with a divine purpose! Speaker: Scott Thompson, M.Ed., Founder of Sonship Crusades & Director of Revelation Retreat 2014. At Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.
 
Lunch: Campsite grills or food vendors.

Kingdom Come Cafe: Message from Pastor Dave Johnson: "Serving As An Ambassador of God's Kingdom." Snacks & wisdom! At Amphitheater in Revelation Tent.

Retreat Baptisms:
By Pastor Dave Johnson directly after his presentation at reservoir beach. Witness the Holy Spirit advancing God's Kingdom!

Optional Time:
Swimming, paddle boats, wind surfing, hiking, putt mini golf, games (cornhole, basketball, & volleyball). Crafts, contests, religious education, speakers, etc.!

Artist Spotlight:
meet the bands and hear their testimonial. At amphitheater in Revelation Tent.



Artist Spotlight testimonial with members of
TBA.



Artist Spotlight testimonial with TBA.



Artist Spotlight testimonial with members of TBA.


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outh Group Tug-A-War Contest: Open to retreat youth groups. Location: at the reservoir beach. Win prizes!

Funtastic Central:
FUN teambuilding activities for youth that will challenge them and develop teamwork. Games and contests include use of parachutes, frisbees and hula hoops. Awards issued! At Pavilion #2 & #3 in campground (CG).

Craft Kingdom:
Christian children's crafts for ages 4-17 years old. At Pavilion #1 in CG.


Supper:
Campsite grills or food vendors.

Amphitheater: gates open for entertainment. Wear wristbands! Visit the radio station table and talk to the DJ personality who gives live radio remotes & grab some FREE stuff.

Revelation’s Youth Got Talent Contest Finals: Open mic for youth. Win prizes!!!

Live Entertainment:
Christian rock band Adam's Fault from Columbus.

Live Entertainment: Christian inspirational speaker- Danny VanGundy - Topic TBA.

Live Entertainment:
Christian rock band – SlawDog from Lancaster.

Live Entertainment: Christian inspirational speaker- Eric Johnson - Topic TBA.

Live Entertainment: Christian rock band- God’s Dirt from Columbus.

Revelation Candlelight Vigil - Lead by worship leader Pastor Mike Wiechers.

Retreat Bonfire
: Huge retreat BONFIRE with acoustic guitar music sing-a-longs. By the amphitheater reservoir.

Tent City Quiet Time! Time to rest & sleep. Quite please.

 

Breakfast: Retreat pancake breakfast available at the pavilion #2 & #3 in campground!

Huddles: Retreat campers spiritual huddle discussions at your campsites.

Amphitheater: gates open for praise & worship service and the band concert.

Non-denominational Contemporary Praise & Worship Service: Pastor Mike Wiechers, worship leader with Christian praise rock music from The Carried at amphitheater. Communion will be offered (voluntary). FREE & open to the public!

Live Entertainment: Concert by The Carried from Logan.

Retreat Awards & Farewells: Gather at the amphitheater for Revelation Retreat awards, thank you’s & farewells.

Retreat Checkout: Tear down, pack up, clean-up site, check out and depart. See you next year!

*This schedule is tentative and is subject to change without notice. Severe weather could impact the agenda.

Retreat Registration Tickets: sold at iTickets: http://www.itickets.com/events/313888.html

VOLUNTEERS: We Need You! Would you like to be a volunteer at the Revelation Retreat this summer and become a member of our camp family? We would like to hear from you. We offer very flexible hours & days and there are many volunteer service positions available for you to pick from. The benefits from volunteering are gratifying and your service to the Lord is spiritually rewarding! We even have a list of community service projects you and your group or family can get involved with during the retreat weekend. Contact us at sonshipcrusades@gmail.com to get more information on becoming a Revelation Retreat service volunteer.
VENDORS: We Welcome You! Would you like to reserve a vendor space next to the amphitheater to provide food, refreshments, merchandise or information to the retreat campers throughout the retreat weekend? We are currently reserving a limited number of vendor spaces for the Revelation Retreat 2014. For more information, contact us at sonshipcrusades@gmail.com and we can begin the reservation process.
WELCOME THE FOLLOWING FOOD VENDORS TO THE REVELATION RETREAT 2014:
Sarge's #1 Concession (Sandwiches) from Amherst, OH
Scott's Fire & Ice Catering (Pizza) from Lakewood, OH
Kona Ice (Shaved Ice Cones) from Findlay, OH

A BIG thank you to everyone who attended the Revelation Retreat 2013! It was inspirational, energizing & FUN!
Check out our retreat highlight movies on this page.

ATTENTION! The Revelation Retreat 2014 Registration Tickets Are NOW Available For Purchase Online Through iTickets:http://www.itickets.com/events/313888.html
Or Phone Orders By Calling iTickets At 800-965-9324.


What to look forward to in 2014!
New For 2014: We Are Expanding!
Seven Christian Bands That Rock!

Revelation Showcases The BEST Contemporary Christian Rock Bands From Ohio!
Four Inspirational Keynote Speakers!

Artist Spotlight Testimonial Sessions!
Youth Zone: Activities & Crafts Planned For Youngsters!
NEW! Five Christian Educational Seminars For Parents, Young Adults, Couples & Teenagers!
Hosted In An Excellent Full Service Campground Providing Tranquil Camping, Delightful Swimming With Sand Beach, Invigorating Water Recreation,  Vitalizing Physical Recreation Activities & The Assurance Of Modern Campground Amenities (Showers, Bathrooms, Laundromat, Pavilions & Camp Store)!
The BEST Concert Amphitheater In North Central Ohio!
Invigorating Competitions & Contests!
We Are Your Affordable Alternative To Attend A Great Overnight Christian Music & Fellowship Camp This Summer!
Revelation Retreat Is The Best Weekend-Long Overnight Camping Value You Will Find! Register Early & SAVE!
Go To iTickets To Purchase Your Registration Tickets By May 1st & Save Up To 26% Off Regular Prices.
A Weekend of Music, Meditation, Praise & Fun!
Energize Your Faith, Inspire Your Spirit & Uplift Your Soul!

Here It Is! The Revelation Retreat 2013 Snapshot Highlight Movie! Enjoy!
A special thank you to Abby Thompson for being our official retreat photographer and providing us with all the outstanding Revelation Retreat photos used in this movie.
Here Is The Newest Edition To Our Retreat Highlight Movies! The Revelation Retreat 2013 Video Highlight Movie Is Available In The Viewer Below! Click On The Movie And Watch Our Select Collection Of Retreat Video Highlights!
A special thank you to Abby Thompson for being our official retreat photographer and providing us with all the outstanding Revelation Retreat videos used in this movie.
This retreat is dedicated to the loving memory of
Isabelle Elise Thompson.
She is being held in the loving arms of Jesus in Heaven.
July 2, 2013


Getting Revved-Up At Revelation!
Exciting Announcement!

INTRODUCING!!!!
Revelation Retreat's
Battle Of The Praise Bands!

Our Church Praise Bands Will Join Forces To Engage In Spiritual Warfare!
Who will be chosen to lead the charge into battle?
Let's settle this at our battlefield on the amphitheater stage at Revelation Retreat!

Glorify God By Showcasing The Talents He Blessed Your Band Members With & Through Your Music!
Every praise band will appear by itself, individually & separately on stage during its performance(s). There will be a back-line stage area for the next appearing church praise band to load-in its equipment.
REVELATION RETREAT'S BATTLE OF THE PRAISE BANDS
  NEW for the Revelation Retreat 2014! What praise band will be chosen to lead our brigade of bands in spiritual warfare as they join together to battle the forces of worldly evil with awesome Christian praise music? Well, we are going to settle this at our battlefield on the amphitheater stage at Revelation Retreat 2014. Enter your church praise band into Revelation Retreat's Battle of the Praise Bands contest. There are 3 rounds: 1st Round (qualifier: FREE to enter this round) - e-mail an MP3/MP4 file of your church praise band performance in church, 2nd Round (invitation prelim performance) - Six bands are selected and invited into the battle and perform on stage at the Revelation amphitheater on Thursday evening, July 24, 2014 (Round 2 Performance Fee of $25 for the 6 prelim bands only). 3rd Round (championship performance) - the two finalist bands are invited back to perform on Friday night, July 25, 2014 on the amphitheater stage at the Revelation Retreat after our scheduled entertainment is finished. Prizes will be awarded to both finalist bands, plaques and the winner will be invited back in 2015 to perform in our retreat! Who will win and be commissioned as the battle commander at the Revelation Retreat's Battle of the Praise Bands, the leader of our brigade of bands? Find out more details by reading the entry guidelines below.
1) Nominate & Enter Your Church Praise Band Into The Battle.
a) Church praise band entrants must provide regular monthly performances while participating in worship services at their church in Ohio (provide verification letter signed by clerical leadership from church on official church stationary with letterhead) and the nominated band must be comprised only of their usual & regularly performing band members.
b) The deadline for nominating and entering your church praise band is February 1, 2014.
c) Entering your church praise band into the qualifier up through Round 1 is completely FREE!

2) Provide Us With 3 MP3 Audio or MP4 Video Of Your Band.
a) Send us an e-mail that includes the church praise band name, the church name & address, name(s) of individual(s) nominating the band, names of the band members and a band photo, the band contact person with e-mail address, the times, dates & location when & where the band will perform in church services throughout remainder of 2013, and include attachments of MP3 audio or MP4 video of band performance in church & a signed church verification letter. Send the e-mail to sonshipcrusades@gmail.com.
3) Round 1 (Qualifying): Audio/Video Screening & Scouting Of Church Praise Band For Invitation Selections.
a) The 6 church praise bands that make it through the screening/scouting qualifying process and are selected will be invited to participate in Round 2. They will be provided the opportunity to perform on stage in the Battle of the Praise Bands at the Revelation Retreat amphitheater.
b) Entry of church praise bands up through Round 1 is FREE!

4) Round 2 (Performance): Invitation For Top 6 Bands To Perform On Stage on Thursday Evening, 7/24/14.
a) Upon making the 6 band selections, the invitations will be e-mailed to the selected church praise bands by April 1, 2014. Upon acceptance of our invitation (acceptance deadline is April 15, 2014) and receipt of the $25 entry fee (by 4/22/14), the 6 band lineup will be announced and assigned a performance time (evening hours TBA).
b) All 6 bands will be given 20 minutes maximum to perform on stage in Round 2.
c) Bands allowed maximum 5 minutes set-up & tear down before and after performances, respectively.
d) Load-in schedule will be provided to all bands to assure a smooth equipment staging process.
5) Round 3 (Finals): Top 2 bands advance to the finals and will perform on stage on Friday evening, 7/25/13.
a) All performances will be judged by a panel on the following criteria: Musicality (including Instrumentalist Skill, Lyrics/Vocal Quality, Rhythm/Tempo, Cohesion and Song Structure), Showmanship, Crowd Interaction, Inspirational Captivation and Divine Reverence. Also, for each minute you go over the allotted time, you will be deducted points from your overall score.
b) Top 2 bands will be determined and announced directly after last band performance.
c) Two finalists invited to perform on stage after the final concert band on 7/25/14.

6) Finals (Finalists): Top 2 Bands Perform On Stage On Friday evening, 7/25/14 To Be Named "The Brigade of Praise Bands Commander"!
a) Finalist bands will each be given 20 minutes to perform with only 5 minutes set-up/tear down between band performances. The front runner leading into the evening performance will appear on stage last. The runner-up and the winning praise band will be determined by the panel and announced to the crowd directly after the final performance.
b) Exciting PRIZES (TBA) & plaques will be awarded to both the finalist bands.
c) Revelation Retreat's Battle of the Praise Band - Brigade of Praise Bands Commander will be extended an invitation to perform on stage at the Revelation Retreat 2015 as part of our entertainment lineup!

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