Refuge Weekend 2017

January 27-29

About Refuge Weekend

This is a special weekend set apart in PaulAnn Student Ministry where students gather together in church members’ homes on a Friday night through a Sunday morning and spend time going through a study on a particular topic and scripture. Students are split up according to grade and gender and are led by small group leaders.

  • When

    January 27-29, 2017

  • Cost


The weekend is made up of three parts:

  1. Friday Night
  2. Saturday Morning
  3. Saturday Afternoon

*If you must miss more than one of these parts, Refuge Weekend is not for you this year.

Register for the Refuge

The registration deadline has passed. There are still a few spots left. Please email us and we’ll let you know if we can find a spot for you.


Frequently Asked Questions

What house will I be staying in?

Students’ homes are divided by grade and gender, i.e. 6th grade girls, 10th grade guys, etc. PABC church members are host homes. You will find out at the Kick- Off Party.

When you drop your child off at the host, be sure to get the phone number for their leaders(s) in case of an emergency.

What do I bring with me?

    • Bible and pen (you will NOT be able to use your phone Bible app)
    • Change of clothes for Saturday and Sunday
    • Shoes/clothes for Rec and Mission Project (may get dirty)
    • Toiletries
    • TOWEL AND WASHCLOTHS (Don’t forget these)
    • Sleeping bag and PILLOW
    • No other money needed unless your group decides on a special activity
    • One large bag of snacks and a 2 liter soda
    • High School – any supplies/clothing needed for your mission project
    • Will be posted on by Wednesday if you want to know your project
    • High School Only – 1 Pair of Denim Jeans (you will not get these back)
    • Scissors if you have a good pair

What if I have to leave for part of the weekend?

Our hope is that you would be able to stay for the whole thing. If you must leave for a short time, your PARENTS must fill out a “Time Away Card”. You can download and print this card on our website, This card allows you to leave for a period of time and then come back when done. It must be signed by a parent. (Example: basketball game)

When does Refuge begin and end?

Students report to the HOME Friday night at 7:30 PM SHARP
(If middle school students are late and arrive between 8:15-9:45 drop off at church and high school drop off 10:15-11:15 at church).
A address to the home will be provided at the Kick-Off. Refuge ends after the 11:30 service on Sunday morning. Parents are invited to attend. We will not have CLGs (small groups) that night, so you can go home and crash or do your homework.

Can I have my phone at Refuge?

We are trying something new this year. Students can keep their phone during the weekend, but they will be taken up during the lesson, worship services, and at bedtime. We do reserve the right to take up a phone from anyone if it is becoming a distraction.

*Students are responsible for keeping up with their own phone if they choose to bring it and we are not responsible for lost or damaged phones.
** Post pictures to #parefuge2017 and #paulannstudents

What’s going on for parents?

Parents join up with the students on Saturday night at 7:00PM in the Worship Center and again on Sunday morning at 11:30AM for worship.

Volunteer at Refuge