A Weekend Getaway

447 Summit is a time to let the struggles fade as we focus on the remedy to our deepest pains.

Come enjoy the serene setting as we explore the depths of the Gospel and the miracle of Adoption. It's a time to relax and rejuvenate while building relationships with other like-minded folks.

If you want to adopt, are adopting, have adopted, or just really love Jesus, please join us as we seek Him.

There is so much to learn in the process of adopting and so much to learn once the process is complete. No matter where you are, this weekend will be a great getaway for you to be strengthened and encouraged in the Lord. The Lied Lodge provides the perfect setting for us to dig in and learn or get away to reflect.


Anthony Mathenia

Anthony Mathenia is married to Hannah and they have four children. Witnessing an adoptive family on his first mission trip to Ethiopia more than a dozen years ago, Anthony was struck by the normalcy of adoption within that family. God has grown the Mathenia family in various ways. From an international adoption, to two crisis pregnancy related situations, to a biological child, they desire to model in their own lives that same normalcy that was initially witnessed many years ago.

Anthony pastors at Christ Church in Radford, VA and works with HeartCry Missionary Society while Hannah cares for the little ones at home, heading up their education as well.

Nate & Sara Hagerty

Nate and Sara Hagerty have hearts that beat heavy for those fatherless, and for the ones who adopt them — that they all would encounter the Father-heart of God. They've been married for 12+ years and have four former-orphans from Ethiopia and Uganda that are now a son and three daughters as well as a biological son born in October 2013. They spent the early years of their marriage on staff with Young Life reaching high school kids with the message of Jesus. Nate has since become the CEO of a marketing and consulting business, TaxProMarketer, while Sara is at home with their tribe, using her late-night hours to write at Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet (as well as a book bearing the same name, being released by Zondervan in October 2014) about the message He is authoring in their lives.

with testimonies from...
Josh & Katie Reynolds

have three children by birth and one who is adopted from China.

Jed & Erin Kautz

have recently adopted domestically.

Jake & Jen Stutzman

have two children by birth and three who are adopted from Ethiopia.


Friday, May 16th

  • 5:00 pm Registration Opens
  • 7:00 pm Session 1 (Worship, Testimony, Teaching)
  • 8:30 pm Fellowship, Reflect & Connect
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Saturday, May 17th

  • 7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (provided)
  • 8:00 am Session 2 (Worship, Testimony, Teaching)
  • 10:00 am Fellowship, Reflect & Connect
  • 10:30 am Break-Out Session (Gentlemen & Ladies)
  • 12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
  • 2:00 pm Session 3 (Worship, Testimony, Teaching)
  • 4:00 pm Adios!


Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm
2700 Sylvan Road | Nebraska City, NE 68410

$225 (per couple)

This includes:

  • One night in the Beautiful Lied Lodge
  • Saturday Breakfast & Lunch
  • Snacks all day long
  • 447 Goodie Bag
  • All the hugs you can handle
Kiddos stay at home

Children are a gift from God, however, they often make it hard for parents to focus & listen :) Only nursing babies allowed.

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