Turning Point Weekend is Venture Students’ annual fall retreat designed for students to reach a powerful turning point in their faith and walk with Christ. Students from every Venture Church campus will come together to build relationships, play games and, most importantly, passionately worship Jesus Christ.

Turning Point Weekend 2019 will be November 8 - 10 at Camp Shelby.



WHO: Students in 7 - 12th grade
WHEN: Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10
WHERE: Camp Shelby (off Hwy 49, approximately 15 miles south of Hattiesburg)
COST: $30, which includes all transportation, housing, activities and meals
CHECK IN TIME: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8
Students who attend The Lincoln Road or Hunt Club Campus will check in at The Lincoln Road Campus
Students who attend The Stone County or Gulf Coast Campus will check in at The Stone County Campus
ARRIVAL TIME: Students who attend The Lincoln Road, Hunt Club or Stone County Campus can be picked up after the 9:30 a.m. worship experience at their campus. Students who attend The Gulf Coast Campus can be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. worship experience at their campus.


Registration for Turning Point 2019 is now open!

All online registration, payments and paperwork must be submitted by Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


All students and leaders must submit new forms for the 2019/2020 school year.


Families in need of financial assistance for Turning Point Weekend 2019 can fill out the application below.


1. Who can attend Turning Point Weekend?

Turning Point Weekend is for students in 7 - 12th grade.

2. How are rooming assignments determined?

Rooming assignments are determined by the information collected during registration and according to grade, gender and school. Our goal is to ensure each student is in a room with someone they know. Please let us know if your student is inviting a friend who does not attend Venture Church so we can place them together.

3. Will there be adult supervision?

Yes. At TPW, students will be divided into small groups of about 15-20. Each group will have 2 college-aged/adult leaders. These group leaders will be responsible for keeping track of their group throughout the trip. Additional adult leaders will also be at TPW to provide overall supervision.

4. Does my student need spending money?

Students will have the opportunity to purchase TPW merchandise (cash only) during designated times. Whatever amount you allow your student to bring is up to you.

5. Is there financial assistance available?

Financial assistance is available.

6. What is the schedule for departing from and returning to Venture Church?

See event information above.

7. What does my student need to bring?

Click here to view the packing list.


If you have questions, would like help, or are in need of financial assistance, please click the button to reach out to the contact person for your Venture Church campus:


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