Anniversary Retreat Details



VHBC Anniversary Retreat

Shocco Springs Retreat Center

January 14-15


Retreat Theme

We have a rich, shared history as the people of God, and our journey together is of great significance. At our retreat, we will be looking back at some of the journeys in scripture and remembering some of the points on our own VHBC journey to draw wisdom and inspiration for the road we travel today. 

  • Bible study sessions for adults, youth and children
  • Time to relax and visit with friends, new and old
  • Optional free-time activities for all ages, including Pictures from Our Past, Basketball Tourney, Fireside Hot Chocolate and more



Check-in is on the 3rd floor of the Bagley Center from 8:45-9:15 a.m. Follow VHBC signs to the parking lot at the rear of Bagley Center and enter there to find our retreat registration table and to access the guest rooms. 


Remember to Bring

Photos from past years at VHBC for Pictures from our Past (optional activity)
Casual clothing



-Take I 20 East to Exit 168 (Lincoln/Talladega exit). Turn right toward Talladega.
-Drive about 10 miles. Turn right on Hwy. 275 South
-Drive about 1 block to Shocco Springs Road/325 West. (It will be the first road on your right.) 
-Turn right and drive 1 mile to the Shocco Springs Campus.
-Enter the main campus at the large sign, and drive straight ahead. You will see the Chapel on your right, Oakridge Hotel on your left, and then Bagley Center straight ahead.



9:00 a.m. Arrive/check-in
9:30 a.m. Large-group Assembly
10:15 a.m. Session One
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Session Two
2:00 p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. Variety Show
9:00 p.m. Evening Fellowship

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Session Three
10:00 a.m. Closing Worship
10:45 a.m. Adjourn



All rooms in the adult lodge have two queen beds. The youth lodge has single beds. Three meals are included with your registration. The youth group will be preceding us by one day, beginning their retreat on Friday evening.


Retreat Leaders

Melody Maxwell: Professor at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas

Eric Hasha: Minister to Students at First Baptist Jefferson City, Tennessee

Kathy King: Children’s Ministry veteran from First Baptist Opelika, Alabama

Jenny Henry: VHBC member and Preschool teacher at Covenant Day School



Adults (double occupancy): $50
Adults (single occupancy): $90
Youth: $50
Children (K-6th grade): $20
Day Visit: $25

Betsy Lowery