Awaken Students

Serve. Grow. Lead.

March 16-18th, 2018
Clarksville, TN

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WHAT IS MERGE?

Merge is a weekend long retreat designed for middle school and high school students. The goal of this retreat is to help students merge their lives around Jesus and His next steps for their relationship with Him.

Merge is a weekend for students to separate from their normal, typical, routine, and instead, for a little over 48 hours, connect with friends, leaders, and mentors who love Jesus. This gives them a chance to reflect on what their life currently looks like, what it could look like, and begin taking steps to live a real life with Jesus.  

WHO:

Students in 6th-12th Grades 

DATES:

March 16-18th 

LOCATION:

Clarksville, TN. Students will stay in the homes of two host families, along with leaders from Awaken Church. There will be a host home for the guys and a host home for the ladies. Gatherings will be held at Grace Community Church (2853 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville, TN). 

Host Homes:

Guys - Trent & Dana Knott’s Home
Ladies - Jim & Dawn Kilcullen’s Home

*addresses given after you have signed up your student 

COST:

$60. Cost covers food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday), merchandise, and fun activities. 

PAYMENT:

When you sign up for Merge18, you are required to pay a deposit of cash or check. The full amount is due by March 4. Send any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

REGISTRATION & TRANSPORTATION

Please drop your student off at Grace Church on Friday March 16th between 6:00 - 6:30 PM. Awaken Students Leaders will be ready to check in your student in the lobby. Students will check in and place their bags in the main hall in designated areas until they leave.  

Students will be transported in groups, by an adult, for the rest of the weekend. Students are to be picked up from AWAKEN CHURCH on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM (If you attend Awaken, you can arrange to meet your student there).  

High School Students are welcome to drive themselves, but they will turn in their keys to their leader when they arrive at the host home, and they will not be returned until the end of the weekend. This is to ensure everyone’s safety for the weekend. Students will not be allowed to drive other students throughout the weekend.

TIME AWAY CARDS

If your student will need to leave Merge due to a game, competition, doctors appointment, etc., we ask that you complete and turn in a Time Away Card during registration on Friday night. It is important for our leaders to know about your arrangement ahead of time so that we can ensure that every student is accounted for. This card will be available at check-in. 

SCHEDULE 

FRIDAY MARCH 16 

6:00 – Registration
6:45 – Gathering
8:00 – Small groups (at host home)
12:00 – Lights out 

SATURDAY MARCH 17 

8:00 – Breakfast (at Social Side @Awaken)
8:30 – Bible Study (at Social Side @Awaken)
9:15 – Gathering
10:45 – Small groups (at host home)
12:00 – Lunch (in town)
2:00 – Activity/Down Time
5:30 – Dinner (at host home)
7:30 – Gathering
9:00 – Small groups (at host home)
12:00 – Lights out

SUNDAY MARCH 18 

7:30 – Wake up/Get ready
8:30 – Arrive at Awaken and eat breakfast in the Socialside
9:00 – Go to service

PACKING LIST

● Bible
● Pen
● Notebook/Journal
● Sleeping bag and pillow (or just pillow and blanket)
● Clothes (weather appropriate)
● Shoes
● Toiletries
● Towel and washcloth
● Phone charger
● An open mind and good attitude 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Things that can be easily broken or hard to replace. 

RULES:

1. No weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.
2. No pranks. Period.
3. Respect others, their stuff, and their space.
4. Keep your host home clean and leave it cleaner than when you got there.
5. NO PURPLING.
6. Be serious when it’s time to be serious, have fun when it’s time to have fun
7. Step out of your comfort zone!! We may be from different churches, but we are all on the same team for the same purpose!

For questions, concerns, or more information, contact:
Adam and Jacqueline Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about Awaken Church and Grace Community Church, check out
awaken.church and GraceClarksville.com

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