Disciple Now (DNOW) is a local retreat weekend for 7th-12th grade students. DNOW will take place Friday night to Sunday morning, students will participate in large group worship, small group Bible studies, and Saturday afternoon recreation. Freshwater Church Partners will host students in their homes, organized by grade and gender, and all volunteers are cleared with background checks, interviews, and appropriate training.

Want to Serve Our Disciple Now Weekend?

Freshwater Church has local mission on our hearts! Will you join us in serving God by helping invest in the lives of students for the sake of Christ's Kingdom?

We’re looking for people to serve during various times the weekend of Friday night, April 22 through Sunday morning, April 24 for Freshwater Church’s very first DNOW Weekend!  In order to serve the number of students we anticipate attending we need about 80 people to serve throughout the weekend.

We also ask that all those who are serving to attend a DNOW Meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 20.


Donate Food - Help provide host homes with non-perishable snacks and drinks prior to the event.

Serve Food - Friday or Saturday during the event, we will need people to help set up & serve food, tables, and chairs.

Set Up and Tear Down - opportunities are:

  • Friday - 3:30 pm set up
  • Friday - 9 pm clean up
  • Saturday - 9 am set up for lunch
  • Saturday - 1 pm clean up and set up
  • Saturday - 9 pm clean up


Transporting Luggage - We need people with trucks to help transport students’ luggage on Friday night at 4:30 pm and Sunday morning at 7:45 am.

Transporting Students - Help transport students to and from host homes.

Small Group Leader - Help facilitate discussion around God’s word. Leaders are expected to be at all sessions and activities and will act as a “Camp Counselor.” It is helpful if you are able to help transport students to and from the host homes.

Prayer - Commit to pray for our students throughout the week and beyond.

Host Home - Show the students hospitality by welcoming up to 10 students into your home where you will provide Saturday Breakfast & Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast. It doesn’t have to be grand, but if you need assistance in providing a meal, please email kyle@freshwaterjc.com.  

More detailed information for volunteering as a

Host Home can be found HERE.


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