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.
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.
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Jason C. Meyer (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church and associate professor of New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. Prior to coming to Bethlehem, he served as dean of chapel and assistant professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College. He is the author of Preaching: A Biblical Theology as well as other books.
Jason deeply loves his family. Jason has been married to his wife, Cara, since 1999 and they have four children. Their two girls are Gracie and Allie and their two boys are Jonathan and David. During the Spring semester of 2010, Jason taught at the Evangelical Theological College of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while he and Cara completed the adoption of their two sons from Ethiopia.
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 13+ 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 by Zondervan in October 2014) about the message He is authoring in their lives.
are the organizers of 447 Summit and have two children by birth and three who are adopted from Ethiopia.
are singer/songwriter/worship leaders that have three children by birth and one adopted daugther from Sierra Leone.
Benji and Jenna Cowart have been leading worship for 15 plus years and are both originally from the Nashville, TN area. After graduating from Belmont University, they were married in 1997. Over the past 15 years, they have led worship for various camps, youth groups and conferences. They have served as worship pastors in Florida, Las Vegas, Georgia, and Buffalo at The Chapel at Crosspoint. They have four amazing children, 3 biological and their newest addition is their daughter adopted from Sierra Leone, Africa in September 2014.
Benji and Jenna are both signed as songwriters with Word Publishing and relocated back to Franklin, TN in 2013. As writers they individually and collectively have songs recorded by Ben Cantelon, Meredith Andrews, Selah, Aaron Shust, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Worship Central UK, Vertical Church Band, and Chris August . The most recorgnizable songs recorded by Big Daddy Weave who recorded "Redeemed" written by Benji and Mike Weaver, and "The Only Name" written by Benji. Both songs reached #1 on Christian Radio Charts in 2014 and "Redeemed" has recently been certified Gold in 2015.
They love the Church and hope to continue to give congregations everywhere songs to sing. You can find their music on iTunes and enjoy their videos via their YouTube Channel which also features their response to the hit song 'Rude' that gives a father's perspective. The parody went viral and garnered much national attention.
Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm
2700 Sylvan Road | Nebraska City, NE 68410
Children are a gift from God, however, they often make it hard for parents to focus & listen :) Only nursing babies allowed.