Seminars and Retreats

Revealing the Nature of God through the Study of Creation

“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”Romans 1:20 KJV

High Sierra Outdoor Institute offers both Seminars and Retreats for churches and church groups of all kinds. These programs include topics and content appropriate for ages High School through Adult consisting of lectures and discussions incorporating video segments and worksheets for participants. In most instances, this ministry is offered on the grounds of one of our camps but, these programs are offered at your church as well.

Each program will begin with an introduction to the content and goals. Participants will be guided through scripture and discussion toward a greater understanding of how their faith influences daily life and their view of contemporary culture. Mr. Welch brings a unique blend of current scientific concepts and the truths of scripture to his talks and presentations. All content is firmly based upon scripture and is intended to assist and equip Christians of all ages to stand strengthened in faith and stronger in witness in a social climate of increasing confusion and hostility toward the Christian worldview.


apologeticsApologetics Seminar

A series of lectures, video presentations, and group discussions designed to thoroughly equip participants to understand and uphold the validity of the Christian faith. Avoiding the pitfalls of mere emotional arguments, these seminars will better prepare you to withstand both the frontal attacks and subtle influences of other world views. These programs include a clear and concise presentation and discussion of the issues that all Christians must face in our current culture.

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gospelGospel In the Stars Seminar

These seminars are based upon the scholarly work of Frances Rolleston, author of Mazzaroth, Lutheran Pastor Joseph E. Seiss, author of The Gospel in The Stars, and Anglican Minister E. W. Bullinger, author of The Witness of The Stars. This study will introduce participants to the original Hebrew understanding of the twelve major constellations that we now know as the Signs of the Zodiac. Prior to the man-made corruption of Astrology these signs were known as the Signs of the Mazzaroth and were designed by God to show forth the knowledge of the Gospel story. These programs will include both Power Point presentations and some time out under the stars!

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chapelsIntelligent Design Seminar

Intelligent Design Theory offers empirical evidence for the view that all life is the result of the purposeful work of an intelligent designer: God. Through a creative presentation of William Paley’s “Watchmaker argument”, three clues are discovered that reveal the evidence of intelligent design. Participants will then be introduced, through lectures, video presentations, and interactive discussion, to the three aspects of this new link between science and theology: a) investigating the effects of intelligent causes, b) the challenges that are posed to current naturalistic evolutionary theories and c) a deeper understanding of divine action.

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High School shutterstock_139529039Spiritual Retreat

For times of spiritual renewal, we offer spiritual retreats for groups of all ages. These programs are usually offered over weekends but, retreats of longer duration can be scheduled. Our retreats feature guest speakers and worship leaders that will lift, stimulate, challenge and renew you. Come and join us on the grounds of one of our host camps, refresh yourself in the Lord in the beauty of God’s Creation.

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