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A CU Fire Retreat is a 1.5-day nationwide simulcast retreat. Experience spiritual rejuvenation and encouragement with your friends or any other Christian community. This can all happen at your church or from the comfort of your own home with your friends.

Watch this 3.5 minute video to witness the power of a CU Fire Retreat:

The Next CU Fire Retreat

Christian View of Fear: Understanding Fear of Man and Fear of God
April 19-20, 2024

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Why CU Fire Retreats?

CU Fire Retreats were created to help believers experience God in a deeper and fuller way. If you are longing for a closer relationship with the God who loves you, a CU Fire Retreat might be a tremendous next step for you. Taking more time to seek the Lord and draw close to Him will have a dramatic impact on your closeness to God. 

While we can all seek God in our own time, doing so with friends and people you’re wanting to get to know helps deepen the bonding and  creates powerful camaraderie. 

Christian Union founder and president, Matt Bennett, said, "Focused times of drawing near to God have an incredibly positive impact on Christians. Such times provide powerful spiritual strengthening and renewed vision. You can view Matt Bennett’s bio here and an interview with Matt by CBN here (5:21).

As more and more Christians take time to seek God and grow stronger in Him, God draws near to us with His increased power and presence in our churches, communities, and nation. Many are frustrated with the spiritual decline in their communities and the nation, and seeking the Lord is the answer.

As believers grow strong in the Lord, their vibrant faith will bring a supernatural change. 

Visit CUFire.org to learn more or to sign up for a CU Fire Retreat today.

Fire Retreat Speakers

The speaker lineup for the April 2024 Fire Retreat is as follows:

Matt Bennett

Matt Bennett is founder and CEO of Christian Union, a Christian leadership development organization with the mission to bring sweeping spiritual and cultural transformation to our nation and the world by developing and networking Christian leaders to make an impact for Christ. Christian Union focuses its activity on America's most influential universities and on professionals in the nation's key cities. 

A native of Houston, Texas, Matt earned BS and MBA degrees from Cornell University and holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Princeton University for 12 years, and developed the ministry into one of the largest in the history of the Ivy League. In 2002, he founded Christian Union. The ministry has been featured in The New York Times, PBS, NPR, Christianity Today, and World Magazine. Matt currently resides in New York City.

Christopher White

Chris White is an evangelist with the UEC-Fresh Springs Association and is a member of the Global Network of Evangelists (GNE) of the Luis Palau Association. He met the Lord at age 14, growing up as a New England pastor’s son, and entered Yale University in 1971 by the Lord’s leading. He served thereafter in campus ministry for decades speaking at Yale, Columbia, MIT, RPI, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, and many other campuses. He also speaks in churches, and in public outreaches, including concerts in NYC's Central Park and at Long Island’s Jones Beach Bandshell. Earning his M.A. at Columbia, he worked for 20 years as a teacher, and then entered full-time ministry in 2007.

Mr. White has been working in the U.S., Colombia, Cuba, southern Asia, and elsewhere ever since. His first book, Discipleship and the Body of Christ, is also available in Spanish (Ven y sígueme). Additional books include: God and Man and Monkey at Yale, The Passion of the Evangelist, and Judgment or Revival, Which Will It Be? He has also released his first original music album, How Glad the Morning. The UEC-FSA’s ministry website is located at: www.cnwhite.org. He has a Facebook ministry page at https://www.facebook.com/EvangelistChrisWhite.

Mr. White has been married for more than 30 years to Pilar Hernandez White and together they have four sons. 

Trevon Gross

Trevon Gross is a veteran pastor and church pioneer who has a passion for practical, Biblical teaching and developing leaders. With an unapologetic conviction that the local church is the hope of the world, he enjoys training those who will help to reach those who are far from God.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in Classics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Theological Studies from Duke University and further graduate study at Harvard University in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, Trevon has a commitment to solid Biblical interpretation and proclamation. He holds a PhD from Regent University in Organizational Leadership with an ecclesial concentration.

Having served almost 20 years in denominational ministry, he, along with his wife, pioneered an independent church in 2002 called Hope Cathedral. With a growing, multicultural congregation that translates the Great Commission into 21st Century ministry his emphasis is on communicating a clear vision, and offering practical processes to accomplish God’s call.

CU Fire Retreat Typical Schedule

Friday :: 6-9pm Local Time 
Friday Evening 
Welcome and Orientation
Group Sharing or Testimonies
Message (streamed)
Group Prayer

Saturday :: 7am - 8pm Local Time
Saturday Morning
Group Prayer
Bible Reading
Worship (Streamed or On-site)
Message and Q&A (Streamed)

Saturday Midday
Group Discussion
Group Prayer
Message and Q&A (Streamed)

Saturday Evening
Teaching (Streamed)
Group Prayer

“CU Fire was amazing. The way I was able to meet with God and connect to others has broken some chains off of my heart!! The experience was invaluable.” 
– Kimberly

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
– Hebrews 10:24

My first experience as a participant of a CU fire retreat connected me with like minded believers seeking the Lord for revival. Our time praying together and seeking God in the scriptures was powerful. When given the opportunity to host during the next CU fire retreat I was all in.
– Guy