Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to visit Castle Ministries, a 40-acre mountain top retreat in Strawberry Plains, less than a half hour from Knoxville.  Castle Ministries is the vision of Jacob and Melissa Stock and serves families and churches from all across the U.S.  It was encouraging to walk around the beautiful, secluded property, see the facilities and learn more about this Christ-centered work.

You can learn more about the Stocks and their ministry here.

Jacob has made me aware of an upcoming opportunity that you may want to explore.   The ministry will be hosting a couple’s retreat on February 19 and 20.    They will be working through Dr. Voddie Baucham’s book, Family Driven Faith.  Attendees will look at Biblical tools to equip Christian parents to raise children in a post-Christian, anti-family society.  Specifically, attention will be given to multi-generational faithfulness, family worship and a return to Biblical discipleship in and through the home. Plenty of time will be given for discussion over picnic lunches and coffees.  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you can register here.   If you are unable to visit their retreat for this event, don’t forget about Castle Ministries, a hidden jewel, just outside our city.