AdultS & Family

Adventures and growth in faith is not just for kids anymore; adults and families need Christian community too. Adults are given time to not only unwind, but also time to deepen friendships and focus on the things that are most important in their lives. Families grow in faith together and make memories that they will carry with them forever.


God's Work Our Hands Day

September 8, 2018  *FREE*

Youth groups, men's groups, women's groups, congregations, families, individuals! Projects may include clearing trails, chopping wood, painting, cleaning, sorting and organizing or a special building project. Our main day of service will be Saturday with lunch provided. Overnight accommodations are based on availability.

Call Sue Mendenhall (727) 415-9887 to register. Space is limited!

Master Builders

February 22-24, 2019

Like working with your hands? Join us while we do big and small projects to improve Luther Springs, enjoy the lake, tell stories around the campfire, enjoy healthy copetition through camp games and sit on the back porch talking about our faith.

Leader: Steven Helm


Quilting Retreat

March 4-8, 2019 (Monday-Friday)

Spend a week with other quilters in a relaxed atmosphere. Teachers will assist with projects, as well as answer questions regarding different techniques. Quilters may work on provided projects for gift ideas to benefit non-profits, as well as their own projects. There will be a day trip to a local quilt shop and the opportunity to share some of your own creations!

$370 *Call registration (828) 209-6302 for discounted rates on cabin and campsite lodging!*

Respite in the Wilderness

April 30 - May 2, 2019 (Tuesday-Thursday)

All rostered leaders and church professionals are invited to join us for a retreat of rest and renewal through prayer and study as we close out the busy season of Lent and celebrate the beginning of the  season Easter. Reverend Rick Malivuk, BBA, MBA, MDiv., CFT will address how God calls for us to care for ourselves while caring for others. We are also excited to announce that Bishop Suarez will be in attendance!

NovusWay Ministries would like to say thank you to all rostered ministers for giving this respite time as a gift to other church leaders.  Guests are only charged for the cost of food.


God's Spa for Women

April 5-7, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)

Soak in the beautiful scenery and solitude of Luther Springs, relaxing your mind, body, and spirit. Activities may include: faith filled conversation, devotions, music, journaling, guided meditation, relaxing, and spa-type activities such as facials, manicures, pedicures and massages.

Single Occupancy: $230 Double Occupancy: $180 Cabin: $155 *Call registration (828) 209-6302 for discounted rates on campsite lodging!*

Grands Weekend

March 8-10, 2019
Adults: $105; Youth: $70

GRANDPARENTS & GRANDKIDS, join us for a GRAND WEEKEND enjoying spiritual growth and fun. Each day includes regular camp activities, cookie baking, worship, Bible study, exploring creativity, sharing stories, growing together in Christ and family free time. Children may stay with grandparent(s) in motel-style rooms or in a cabin with a Luther Springs counselor.

Practice Discipleship Retreat for Youth Workers

Thursday - Sunday, September 27-30, 2018
Motel: $80 + $25 each additional night; Cabin $65 + $25 each additional night; Prices increase $25 one month prior

Come to rest, re-energize, and reconnect with God and His action in our lives! Thursday evening we will gather for a time of networking and hospitality. Friday is an all day intensive care course. Saturday and Sunday we will offer workshops geared to equip you in your ministry to children and youth. Register for just one day or for all four! To register, go to

Living Forward with Joy & Peace

Living into the second half of life brings about a desire for self-renewal. We want to ensure our life is moving forward. Every age and stage brings us closer in relationship to God and community. Come for an enriching and inspiring weekend while enjoying the beauty and peace of Luther Springs. Canoe Vause Lake, walk the trails, relax in a rocker with a book, and explore how God is calling you to serve Him in the second half of life. We'll explore Biblical foundations about this life-stage, enjoy meaningful discussions, sing hymns, exercise our creativity, make new friends, eat wonderful meals, and enjoy nature!

Leaders: Margo Walbolt, ALOA FL, Pr. Stephen Kauffman and George Algozzina, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tampa; and Pr. Richard Hafer, ALOA Executive Director


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Luther Springs is part of a family of locations for Camps, Conferences and Retreat Rentals managed by NovusWay Ministries and supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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