connecting you to others
equipping you to start strong at Auburn
sending you out to make an impact
YOU HAVE A PLACE
WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND IT
THE OAKS RETREAT
Starting college can be intimidating. There's a
lot of new and a lot of unknown...
The Oaks exists to help you start strong and on a solid foundation. We know you have a place at Auburn and we want to help you find it. We're here to connect you to other freshmen, and to upperclassmen who have been in your shoes and who want to walk alongside you. We want to equip you with knowledge to help you navigate college well, but more than that, a deeper understanding and love of the Lord that will be your true foundation. We want you to leave the Oaks with confidence in where the Lord has placed you, connected to Christ-centered community, and equipped to make an impact during your college career and for the rest of your life.
The Oaks set me on a course of actively seeking after the Lord in college in a way that I never thought possible. The Lord utilized the Oaks to stir in me a conviction of the way I was living my life in high school. I knew the Lord, but didn’t understand the magnitude of His goodness, grace, and never-ending love for me until the Oaks...
Through The Oaks Retreat the Lord revealed to me the only truth in life and that is there is no eternal satisfaction in anything that this earth has to offer, but Jesus Christ who lived a life of no sin, died on the cross for my sin, rose from the grave on the third day and conquered death. That is the only thing I should be living my life for.
The Oaks is a three day, two night retreat at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in which students can expect to begin building a foundation for their time at Auburn, Southern Union, or Tuskegee. Throughout the weekend they will attend several worship and teaching sessions and topic based breakout sessions. They will have the opportunity to spend time with their family groups, diving into deep community with one another and with the Lord. Students will also get the chance to attend our Ministry Fair, which is set up for our partner churches and ministries to be available for the students to get to know them and ask questions.
MAKE A DONATION
TO THE OAKS RETREAT
Donations to the Oaks Retreat go toward practical retreat costs and future growth.
IF MAILING A CHECK: make the check out to All Things Ministries and send it to P.O. Box 285, Auburn AL, 36831
*all donations are tax-tax-deductable