Spring Youth Camp ’24 — Hunger

Youth Camp ’24 signups are LIVE!!!!!!

Here’s all you need to do to sign up:

  1. Sign up online by clicking here and filling out the short form
  2. Get one of your parents/guardians to click here and fill out the permission form.
  3. Turn in your payment to Jack at the camp wechat account.
  4. Enter your passport/ID information here.

Spring Youth Camp ’24
Theme: Hunger
Dates: April 4-6, 2024
Early bird: 1800rmb (sign up by March 23)
Normal registration: 2000rmb (sign up March 24-28)
Venue: Greenwoods Camp, Suzhou (about 1 hr west of the SOAR house)

Redemption Camp ’23

Redemption Camp is over! See you next year!

Redemption Camp ’23
Sat-Tues, April 1-4, 2023
Suzhou Farm Hotel
Early Bird: 2000rmb before March 18
Late Bird: 2200rmb after March 18
Registration closes March 25th

Reality Check Retreat Registration is CLOSED

Reality Check Retreat registration has closed.
If you’re interested in signing up last minute, please contact Kenny directly at 18321725144.

You can register with a password by clicking HERE.

Here’s all the details for retreat:

Theme: Reality Check
[all about the new reality we discover (the real reality, actually) as we come into life with Christ]
Date: April 5-8 (Thurs-Sun)
Venue: Suzhou Farm Hotel
Speaker: Jensen Near [Young Adults Pst at Morgan Hill Bible Chch]

IMPORTANT: Scholarships are available–we REALLY don’t want anyone to stay home because of money. We’ve set registration at around actual cost so that we can have more money to offer as scholarships to those who need it. So please don’t hesitate to apply for a partial or full scholarship if you need help. Just check the appropriate box on the online application form.

Click here to sign up now!

Encounter ’17

Encounter ’17 is coming soon! Registration closes September 24th, and retreat kicks off on September 30th!

For more information, check out the Shanghai city-wide youth website at www.eastwestyouth.com.

Forgive(n) Youth Retreat


Registration is now closed for Forgive(n). If you’d still like to come to retreat, please contact Kenny (soar247@gmail.com) for a password to sign up!

It’s been said that unforgiveness is like eating a poison pill and waiting for the other person to die. Why do we hang on to it then? It’s hard to give forgiveness, and even harder to acknowledge that we need it ourselves. But when it’s given and received, we experience a freedom and joy never before possible.

Come discover the freedom God has for you through forgiveness.

See you at Forgive(n)!

Forgive(n) Youth Retreat
Sponsoring Youth Groups: Journey & SOAR
Speaker: Jacob Taylor
Venue: Farm Hotel in Suzhou
1100rmb if you sign up online before March 19th
1300rmb if you sign up between March 19th-26th

Sign up now by clicking here!


Right click below and select “save as” to download a PDF of REBOOT devos!
Ring Out Amplified 2016 Devos

What’s REBOOT?
REBOOT is week (Sat, Feb 20-Sat, Feb 27) where we unplug from media! That’s Skype, TV shows, movies, computer and video games, and aimless internet surfing (obviously you’ll still need the internet for school and stuff). In taking a break from all of this, we hope to REBOOT our relationship with God–clearing out distractions and helping us grow closer with the Lord.

How do I do it?
The youth pastors of Shanghai have written a devotional taken from the book of 1st Thessalonians, with worksheets to do each day. Pick yours up at SOAR on Saturday! (I’ll also try to get it up online and send out a link on Thursday.) During the time you’d normally put into media, do something intentional to make your relationship with God and others better–take a walk and talk to God; write a handwritten letter to a friend you haven’t seen in a while; read your Bible; call up a friend and ask if there’s anything you can pray for them for; think of a question about God that has been on your mind and find a book to read about it; pop in your headphones and have a time of worship.
These are just a few of the many things you can spend your new found time doing!

Why in the world would I torture myself like that?
Reboot is a practical application of the spiritual discipline of fasting–not taking something that’s ok to take, because you want to take time to focus on God. I challenge you to try it! You’ll be amazed at how much time you’ll have in your schedule, and I believe that God will speak to you as you seek Him!

But… but… I’m not sure I can survive that long!
Yes, you can. (hahaha)
REBOOT is a great activity for helping you reevaluate your media choices, taking time to think about how you use your time, and clearing out the noise of the world so you can listen more closely to Jesus.

I hope you’ll join me and SOAR in REBOOTing this coming Saturday!

Celebrate the end of REBOOT by coming out for Amplified on Friday, February 26th at 7pm!

New Message Recordings Up!

We’ve finally got many of the SOAR message recordings up on this site!

To have a listen, click on the “messages” tab above.

If you’d like to receive mp3’s or anything else not posted, feel free to contact Kenny directly at soar247@gmail.com.