VCS Staff Retreat

The 2022 Staff Retreat is for all VC Staff Members.* This one day retreat will be a fulfilling experience of connection, laughter, and joy.

OCTOBER 17, 2022
8:30am - 2:00pm

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Childcare Services* | Register by Friday, October 7

Childcare for school aged children will be offered. Morning childcare is scheduled from 9:00-11:00am. Please pick up your child for lunch. Afternoon childcare is from 1:30-2:00pm for Let's Pray Groups. 

need childcare?
Click Here to Sign-Up for Childcare Provided at the Retreat
Register by Friday, October 7

Schedule of Events

8:30 am 


Enjoy the drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk while listening to our morning devotional podcast to prepare our hearts and minds for God. 

  • 8:30 - 9:00am – Arrival and Check-In
    Bagels, Fruit and Coffee reception
  • 9:00-11:00am – Morning childcare. Please pick up your child for lunch.



9:05 am 

Staff Retreat Service 

  • 9:05 - 9:10am – Welcome and Roadmap
  • 9:10-- 9:30am – Worship with Sam Talbert
  • 9:30 - 10:00am – Message by Pastor Dave Lomas

10:00 AM

Boardwalk, Beach Party & Lunch

  • 10:00 - 10:50am – Learning Lab: “Praying without Ceasing” with Jon Sizelove
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm — Quiet retreat with Dr. Steve McGriff
  • 10:00am - 1:30pm – Arcade Free-Play including Mini Golf, Laser Tag & Volleyball
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm – Exclusive Rides: Giant Dipper & Bumper Cars
  • 10:00 - 10:45am – Connection Time for Staff (Optional for those that want to connect with others)
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm – BBQ Buffet Lunch is Available

1:30-2:00 PM

Let’s Pray Groups

Enjoy a time of fellowship as we connect and lift we one another up in prayer. 

Afternoon childcare is from 1:30-2:00pm for Let's Pray Groups.

2:00 PM

Event Concludes

Enjoy our afternoon devotional podcast on the ride home!