Marriage…After a Spouse’s Death

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Dave Kauffman, Leola, PA God wants our marriages to be a picture of the relationship Christ has with His church. (Ephesians 5:22-28)  Do you sometimes question God’s goodness?  Does it seem as if your picture is marred or is taking too long to complete?  Do you envy others who seem to have a perfect picture?  […]

MSUD Retreat

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic, metabolic disease found dominantly in the Old Order Mennonites and their descendants. Treatment is a carefully controlled, protein restricted diet with very close medical supervision. The purpose of this retreat is for spiritual refreshment and encouragement for families and caregivers. We believe these children are a gift from […]

Marriage Enrichment III

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Tony Weaver, Salem, OH God-honoring marriages are a minority. We have been given the gift of the fullness of the Spirit, which will impact us individually and as a couple. This seminar is geared toward building marriages that bless the Lord, each other, and the communities around us. (This seminar will be repeated in January […]

Golden Age

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Earl Peachey, Mattawana, PA What is golden about getting older? Aches, pains, pills, treatments, less energy and physical strength, coping to keep up with technology and the younger generation--yes, the inevitable decline in many ways. What is golden about that? Come to be reminded that older age is a time of grace-filled days, of purpose, […]

Physically Challenged

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Wesley Rohrer, Dayton, VA “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 Joy is not found in perfect circumstances but rather through the perspective we choose to live by. How can we remain secure and joyful when […]

Widows & Widowers

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Titus Miller, Malta, OH “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the ends of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.” Psalm […]

Youth I Seminar

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Larry Beiler, Gap, PA Romans 12:1 "...that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice..." As a Christian, what disciplines are important?  How do I become transformed?  Why does it feel like my mind is not renewed?  How do I prove "...what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God"?  Let's dig into God's […]

Family Week I

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Matthew Beiler, Paradise, PA “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord...”  Genesis 18:19a.  God's design for the family is unique and beautiful!  Godly families are a blessing in the communities and churches of which they are a part.  […]

Adoption & Fostering

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Derrick Bross, Bethel, PA Foster care and adoption is very unique in so many ways.  How can we feel the hearts of our hurting children when they are experiencing things we have never had to experience ourselves? How can we raise Godly children when they have such a broken and traumatic past? May God give […]

Church Planters’ Forum & Retreat

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Jason Allgyer, Fort Lauderdale, FL The fields are white and ready to harvest. For nearly two millenniums, church planting is the way Jesus’ disciples have gone about reaping that harvest. The goal of this forum and retreat is to strengthen a vision for indigenous church planting around the world including church plants in or near […]

Amazing Creation

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Andrew Zimmerman, Mifflintown, PA The universe is testimony of an awesome Creator! We hope this weekend renews your sense of awe and wonder at the marvels of creation. You’ll hear and see presentations on topics such as astronomy, wildlife, and geology. We plan to have Nature Friend Magazine there with telescopes and other products. If […]

Mentally Handicapped

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Keith Martin, Hagerstown, MD The path you and your family are walking may be new. Perhaps, the days have turned into years. In all you have been called to face, what is the state of your faith in God’s plan for your life? Is your faith strong, or is it hesitating? Is your faith growing, […]

Singles Seminar

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Rodney Beachy, Saint Ansgar, IA If you are single, this weekend is for you. You will discover friends you haven't met before. Friends that are living normal life and experiencing both joy and victory and test and trial. Listen in on sound teaching pertinent to singles and testimony share time. There is also plenty of […]

Broken Homes

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Rex Blevins, Lancaster, PA Romans 12:15 reflects both the heart and spirit we experience at the Broken Homes Seminar. “Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep”. This is a comfortable and caring group that always has an additional spot set for those that will come. Come with your children and be […]

Family Week II

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Elmer Sensenig, Greenwich, OH Family relationships become stronger through Jesus Christ. Because of Him, the joy and love of families can last beyond death. One of our biggest mission and purpose in life is our own family. Join us for an extended weekend of encouragement and inspiration focusing on priorities, communication, and who God created […]

Coping with Death

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Linford Weaver, Strasburg, PA Coping with death? Death is inevitable, for the Bible says it is appointed unto man once to die. Come along to Penn Valley this weekend to find ways to work through grief and to learn how to accept grief as a part of life. Meet new friends who have experienced the […]

Overcoming Depression

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Joshua Strickler, Conestoga, PA How do we understand depression?  What are its causes and its cures?  How do we live when the darkness will not lift?  What resources does our faith in Jesus Christ offer to those who wrestle with the experience of the ongoing inability to experience happiness or joy?  Throughout this weekend we […]

Youth II

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Jonathan Martin, Free Union, VA Have you done the typical youth things and now you are wondering what's next? Come join other youth in the same stage of life and be inspired to find ways to live purposefully at home or abroad as you engage in the forward movement of the Kingdom of God.   […]

Ladies Seminar

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Susan Raber, Cambridge, OH The Treasure in the Field “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a hath found, hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that hath, and buyeth that field.” Matthew 13:4 What is the greatest treasure we, as women, have today […]

Life after the Mission Field

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

JoeAllen Yoder, Rural Retreat, VA Come to rebuild, restore, & renew your connection with the Father who does not change but understands our need to change. We will discuss how to properly respond to culture shocks that we face upon returning to our home.  We will also discuss ways to thrive at home using the […]

Marriage Enrichment IV

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Phil Beachy, Millersburg, OH “Marriage – What was God Thinking?” In a culture that is rejecting the institution of marriage, what is God’s plan for our marriage? Is marriage still relevant for us today? Love, security, intimacy and affection – is this too much to expect in godly marriages today? Together we want to examine […]

Widows & Widowers II

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

TBA This seminar is for those who had the painful experience of parting with their companion. Do you find yourself in a valley of grief? Are you facing the weight of added responsibilities? Perhaps you are asking, “Is there any purpose or ministry for me in my loneliness?”  We invite you to come for a […]

Deaf Retreat

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

This seminar is a time of learning, inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship for the deaf, including the deaf with Cochlear Implants. It is also for those interested in the deaf. Small group workshops and sessions for the children will be included. Interpreters will be provided. Invite your deaf friends to come.   Registration Opening Date: May […]

Cross Cultural Integration in the Church

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Benji Grant, New Lebanon, OH Does the culture your church presents lead people to Christ or just to a way of life? Can seekers from all walks of life fellowship in your brotherhood? Is your church full of bridges or walls? Let these questions spark an awakening in our churches.   Registration Opening Date: May […]

Anger & Sexual Abuse

Penn Valley Christian Retreat 180 Penn Valley, McVeytown, PA, United States

Allen Hoover, Abuse Care Group, Ephrata, PA The lies we believe: I am not worth as much as others. If God truly loved me, He should not have allowed... The abuser lives on as if nothing ever happened while I... I want to forgive, but I just don't feel forgiving... Is there something wrong with […]