Missouri Retreat

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  • Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10, 2015
  • Lake of the Oaks, Missouri

Hosted by: The Brent and Shannon Jarvis family, a His Church at Lake of the Oaks Minister of Record, and HHC Living Network Personal Contact Minister (PCM).



The Lake of the Oaks Commons Area has lots of space for camping but no hook-ups, the Commons is a large field surrounding the Clubhouse.

If people would prefer to camp with hook-ups there are some campgrounds in the area:

R.V. Parks

Hotels, Motels, B&Bs

Lake of the Oaks Facilities

  • The Clubhouse - The Lake of the Oaks clubhouse has modern restrooms, sorry no showers, a full kitchen, folding tables and chairs for inside use, a covered patio and picnic tables outside. The clubhouse has some exterior electrical outlets.
  • The Commons Area - The Lake of the Oaks commons area is the land surrounding the Clubhouse. There is a fire ring and horse shoe pits, a swing set for the kids and plenty of relatively flat ground for pitching tents.
  • The Lake - The Lake of the Oak's Lake is perfect for canoeing or kayaking, fishing or just skipping stones.
  • Canton, Missouri



Lake of the Oaks Weather










Discussion Topics

  • Simply Good Health
  • Raw Food Diet & Demonstration
  • Homeschooling 101: The Basics
  • Forming COREs: the simple nuts and bolts of the Sacred Purpose Trusts
  • Keeping Records: who, what, where and why
  • Kingdom Economy: for the Church (ministers) and for the State (families)
  • Ideas for spreading the Good News to the four corners
  • Gardening/Composting/Seed Saving
  • Greenhouse Basics

PROPOSED Periods of Instruction

Outdoor skills:

  1. (Open attendance: 15-30 minutes - Daily?) Using a Chainsaw
  2. (Open attendance: 2-3 hours) Simple Construction - Small Building 101
  3. (Open attendance: 1-2 hours) Greenhouse Mechanics & Composting


The retreat grounds include a well-appointed kitchen with several roasters. Grocery stores are close by. Bring enough for you and some to share. Meals have always been very informal with everyone preparing their own and eating at their convenience. However, some have stepped forward to provide a little structure...

Friday Evening: NOTE: Due to last-minute circumstances, Bud & Carol will not be able to attend. So plan on alternatives to the stew on Friday night.

Map to Lake of the Oaks

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Lat: 40.265200

Lon: -91.595893

Get directions on Google Maps



Printable images of brochure

Missouri Retreat | Pictures from Past Missouri Gatherings: Fall 2011 | Spring 2012 | Spring 2013 | Spring 2014 | Spring 2015