Resurrection Retreat 2018-01-17T12:11:19+00:00

Celebrate Easter With Us

Join us in our celebration of the Risen Lord! Enjoy an uplifting and meaningful weekend of rich fellowship, great teaching, and worship, including the Easter morning Sunrise Service. A full children’s program from nursery through high school will be offered during adult teaching sessions.

NEW THIS YEAR– Resurrection Retreat begins on Thursday night with a traditional Seder dinner. The Messiah’s redemptive love is revealed in this festive meal. Especially attractive to children, the courses, elements and songs put on vivid display God’s plan of a Passover lamb.

Easter 2018 Topic

“Ambassadors for Christ”

“The Apostle Paul’s bold proclamation in Romans 1:16 “…I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation…” should be the clarion call of all who follow Christ. A clear understanding of the Gospel should compel us to guard the treasure of the Gospel and boldly proclaim the truth of the Gospel. As ambassadors of “The Living One” we bear a tremendous responsibility to the world which desperately needs a relationship with Christ.”

  • Friday night session “Sola Fide” (Ephesians 2:1-10)
  • Saturday morning session “Guard the Treasure” (2 Timothy 1:13-14)
  • Saturday evening session “We Proclaim Him” (Colossians 1:25-29)
  • Easter Sunday morning sunrise devotional “Self –Examination” (1 Corinthians 11:23-32)
  • Easter Sunday message “The Living One” (Luke 24:1-9)
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About our Speaker

Pastor Tom Joyce

Retired Navy Captain Tom Joyce is a Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in the shadow of the nation’s capital located in Springfield, Virginia. Raised on Long Island and recruited as a lacrosse player, Tom graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1979. After completing Naval Flight Officer training he was selected to fly the F-14 Tomcat and later graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 1983. Two years later, Tom was selected to fly in some of the scenes in the movie “TOPGUN”. After several operational tours in fighter squadrons Tom reported to Fighter Squadron 111 as Commanding Officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. Under Tom’s leadership, Fighter Squadron 111 was recognized as the best Fighter Squadron in the Pacific Fleet.

Tom survived the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, which included his office. He retired in August of 2003 after serving on active duty for more than 25 years. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy; Tom earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and both a Masters in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Divinity from Capital Bible Seminary.

Tom has accumulated over 2200 hours in the F-14A Tomcat, and has made more than 600 aircraft carrier landings. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and numerous other unit and individual awards.

Tom and his wife Deshua have four grown children. They live in northern Virginia.

Pastor Tom Joyce

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