Adorn Retreat 2018

April 27th - April 28th, 2018

$10 - $65

ADORN is a women's weekend retreat for anyone seeking spiritual encouragement. Our aim is to kindle your love for Christ and equip you to make Him known in your circles of influence. All women are invited (college age and up), whether or not you are a member of our churches.

The event will take place APRIL 27-28th, 2018 at the International Learning Center

For information about the logistics of the weekend, visit our Event webpage which is

ADORN is comprised of these core elements:

Sessions – We will gather together for teaching sessions, learning to ADORN ourselves with internal beauty and glorify God as women. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE BREAK-OUT SESSIONS!!

Fun –There will be a variety of outings on Saturday afternoon of the retreat. You can choose from some fun activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.) or just stay back at the center for a relaxing afternoon.

Friendship – This weekend gives you space to connect with the ladies you see every Sunday but would like to get to know better, to see old friends within our network of churches, and to forge new friendships. It is our hope that our churches would be marked by strong friendship and sisterhood and weekends like this are a way to make that possible.

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Pillar Preaching Lab

April 30th - October 8th, 2018

Pillar Preaching Lab is designed to train people to proclaim the message of the Scriptures with clarity and conviction. We want to train people to declare the gospel effectively in the context of Sunday Morning preaching, Men's and Women's Ministry, Evangelistic Opportunities, and any other opportunity that calls for a bold and articulate witness. Because of the variety of settings where teaching and proclamation of the Word are so essential, the Lab is open to both men and women to sharpen their communication and exposition skill set.

The the average Christian will listen to 3000+ messages over the course of their life but never deliver even one. The Pillar Preaching Lab is designed to provide an enjoyable learning environment for those wishing gain experience in public speaking. Offered in a cohort learning environment, the preaching lab will provide aspiring communicators with the basic instruction, experience and feedback needed to grow in the skill of explaining Gods word to God’s people.

The lab is FREE but participants must commit to attending (3) two-hour in person sessions where they will listen to, critique and preach messages with other participants. Each session is preceded by an online video meeting and a few hours of reading and listening.

The Preaching Lab is open to men and women 12 years and older who are members or regular attenders of Pillar Church of Dumfries.

Homework Assignment (Completed NLT Tuesday, March 13th)

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May 13, 2018 Child Dedication

May 6th - May 13th, 2018

Pillar will be hosting a baby dedication on May 13, 2018 during the service. This dedication is a way for parents to publicly commit to raise their child in the nurture and love of God and for the church to come along side to support and pray for this amazing responsibility as parents. For those interested, a short parenting class will be held on May 6th from 9-10am. This class is open to any who are interested in learning about baby dedications and raising children in a Biblical manner. This class is a requirement for anyone who would like their child(ren) dedicated.


Pillar Basics Course: Plant Churches

May 6th - May 20th, 2018

Our next Pillar Basics course starts on May 6th and will include two session in May at 9am prior to the morning Worship Service (May 6th and 20th). We want all members to know and understand the significance of planting new Churches.

If you have attended a Sunday morning service at Pillar, you have undoubtedly heard that “Pillar of Dumfries is a Church Planting Church” A lot of what we do may seem counter-intuitive to the outside world, or maybe even to you. We sacrifice time, effort, money, and members, because we believe planting new Churches for the sake of the Gospel, aligns perfectly with our purpose: “To know Jesus and make Him known.”

Because of that we want everyone to join us and are making plans to make it possible. We are setting up a system that will allow our whole church to participate by having each participant serve one week and catch up on the content by video during the next week.

When you sign up, only register those who will be participating in the actual course. There will be a separate box on the registration where you can indicate children who will need childcare.

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Group Life Course - Intro to Pillar

May 20th - November 11th, 2018

The course is designed to help explain the vision of Pillar Church and answer important questions that people have about deeper involvement. We would love for an opportunity to share the vision of Pillar with you and want to invite you to join us at our next course. The dates for 2018 are listed on the side panel. When you register choose the Attendee Type that matches the date you would like to attend.

Location and other details: We host the course at the home of one of our church members who lives close by Swans Creek and we provide childcare for the event.


World Changers 2018: Puerto Rico and Chesapeake

June 18th - July 21st, 2018

$350 - $975

World Changers 2018: Puerto Rico and Chesapeake
Chesapeake, VA: July 16-21, 2018 Puerto Rico: June 18-23, 2018

Tenfold Youth will be returning to Chesapeake, VA for the 5th time to serve the community with World Changers. We are also going to Puerto Rico

The cost of these trip covers registration and travel expenses. For Puerto Rico, the price may change; it is dependent on the cost of flights.

To offset costs, the youth will host group fundraisers and are also encouraged to individually get creative in order to save money for their World Changers registration. A few examples of this would be: *snow removal *Mowing lawns *babysitting *spring cleaning/yard sales--(did you know you could sell used books to 2nd and Charles? or clothes at consignment shops?

Check back at your registration page for more information as the time draws near. You will receive email updates as well.

SPACE IS LIMITED!!! So be sure to sign up ASAP!