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Association Retreat Center

2372 30th Avenue

Osceola, Wisconsin 54020


“I press on toward the goal for the prize

     of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 3:14

2021 Excerpts from Kirk:

   Many blessings have been seen here at the ARC during the 2021 season. We were blessed again this year with interns who had been at the FLBC as well as some returning members from 2020 and the 2019 crew! This has served as a tremendous blessing, and we look forward again to having interns in 2022.

   Family Camp 2021 final attendance was over 450 persons. It was a week filled with the Spirit of the Lord. We could not have asked for a better week of weather. The speakers brought Christ centered messages and the attendees left this week refreshed, further trained and ready to get back into their lives ready to spread Christ’s love.

   This year we were blessed with an opportunity to host Camp Onward: Senior High Bible Camp. This week was nothing short of a miracle, not only for how God put together a speaker crew that the Spirit moved through, but how the campers were moved greatly by the Spirit. We are all broken people, but Christ can and does use broken pieces to make a masterpiece if we are all willing to be used.

   Because of God’s guidance and blessing, lean business practices, many dedicated debt reduction donations, and revenue from camps, the ARC was able to pay down our debt load. At the start of 2017 the debt load was at $1.6M and as of the end of October 2021, it is now $878K.

   Thank you for diligently praying over the ARC as we seek God’s favor. Thank you for giving your time. Thank you for giving of your finances.

Blessings and prayers from all of us at the ARC!

Kirk M. Rautio, ARC Executive Director


Kingdom Gift 2021 

We are asking you to prayerfully make a financial gift to the ARC towards our Kingdom Gift program and to share this opportunity with others. This Kingdom Gift will be used for operational expenses so that the ARC can continue with its staff and operational expenses. We truly believe that seeking God’s face through every situation, including this one, allows us to fix our eyes on Jesus and He will far exceed what we could imagine. We have received generous donations towards matching funds totaling $20,000 to help us end the year well. These donors will match all donations up to $20,000 total given to the ARC through December 31st, 2021. You may send a check written to the ‘ARC’ with ‘Kingdom Gift 2021’ on the memo line or you may call the ARC and use a credit card.

Amazon Smile: If you shop on Amazon you can support the ARC by using Amazon Smile and choose ‘Association Retreat Center Inc’ as your chosen non-profit. Amazon donates a portion of their profits to that charity.

Thrivent Financial Members: Consider applying for a Community Impact Card through the Thrivent Action Teams. Call or email the ARC for project ideas.

February 4-6 Sno-Daze (grades 5-8) and Side x Side (grades 9-12) Two great camps, one fun weekend. ARC staff works closely with the Free Lutheran Bible College to provide each age group with sound, relevant, Biblical teaching as well as social and physical recreation. Play broomball on Lake Elim, go tubing on the tube chute, or enjoy some gym time. Sno-Daze speaker is Pastor Brett Boe.

April 22-24 Women’s Retreat Women’s Retreat promises to be a great weekend of inspirational teaching, uplifting music, edifying fellowship, and great food. Spend a weekend with your sisters in Christ and maybe meet a sister you never knew you had! Be Blessed by Mrs. Kathy Schwattke, Author and Speaker.

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* * * Thank you for your continual prayers for the Association Retreat Center! * * *

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