The weekend centers around a group of talks by lay persons and clergy that focus on the essentials of the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ. The messages progress from the priorities in our lives, through the essentials of the life of a disciple of Jesus, to the amazing grace and love the Father demonstrated in the atoning sacrifice of His Son. The talks include spiritual guidelines for our lives as we are the hands and heart of Christ to a hostile world. There is opportunity for prayer, along with worship and singing; communion is celebrated daily under the direction of clergy, and group discussion and other fun activities blend together to make the weekend a time of learning, worshiping, and building relationships. After every talk there is time for silent reflection and discussion, and usually a creative activity intended for group interaction.