With the Wind -- Black Mountain, NC 2021

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." -John 3:8

With the Wind is a spiritual formation retreat for young adults (ages 18-30) to grow in faith and knowledge of God in a small community setting.

You will join together with older Christians who love to serve you so that you might receive encouragement and engage in being equipped for every good work (II Timothy 3:14-16).

You will be gathering as a group of young adults to learn more about what life looks like in the Holy Spirit’s power. You will explore what it means to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.  There will be times of fellowship and discussions, Spirit-led worship, and opportunity to meet with God on the mountain trails.

The teaching for this event is based in Scripture. We will be looking specifically at what it means to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to do the work of Jesus Christ in a way that focuses on real life application and participation within the context.

Date and Time

July 20-24, 2021

Check-in begins at 1:00 pm on the 20th and the event concludes at lunchtime on Saturday the 24th.

Registration opens March 1.


PRMI's Community of the Cross
3227 N Fork Left Fork
Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
Phone: (828) 669-7373

Cost: 0

With the Wind is a ministry of Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International and is a faith-based run organization. What that means is that we rely on the offerings and gifts of faith-filled believers like yourself to keep our ministries running. At Upward Challenge there are many costs to consider like, food, supplies, equipment, travel expenses, and staff compensation. We estimate that it would cost us around $300 per participant to run With the Wind. We trust and know that the Lord will provide the funds we need to have this ministry because He has called us to do it. Everyone who is called to attend, whether they give an offering or gift, is allowed to attend if they feel led to do so. We never want money to be an issue between you attending one of our events or not. We ask that you and your family prayerfully consider how to contribute to this ministry. Here are some ideas on ways you can give to the ministry:

Sustain the Flame-You can designate the amount of your offering or gift to be electronically withdrawn

from your account monthly. When signing up, make sure to notate your giving to "Youth & Young Adult Ministries"

Onetime Gift- Giving what the Lord calls through cash, check or card for a onetime gift. Please designate

the gift to "Youth & Young Adult Ministries"

Offering Raising- We recommend fundraising to raise your offering/gift. You can host a fundraiser dinner

night at your church, write letters to friends and family asking for support, get church endorsements or many other various activities to "raise" what you would like to contribute.

Offerings and gifts can be presented at anytime online at https://www.prmi.org/donate/ or can be brought to With the Wind during the event.


This year we are asking everyone to procure their own accommodations. That means, find a place to sleep and rest on your own. But don't worry some helpful advice is listed below.

Here are some great sites for finding accommodations in and near Black Mountain, North Carolina:

  • www.airbnb.com; www.greybeardrentals.com; www.vrbo.com or other various house-rental sites.
  • There are several hotels in the area with various price ranges. www.hotels.com or other search engines should have them all listed.
  • If you would like to have a roommate or a group of people to share the cost of renting a house then

Let's connect! Go to our Facebook page: "With the Wind: NC"

1. Join the group

2. Look for the WTW Housing Event

3. Leave a message on the event page that you're interested in joint housing

□ HELP... are you having trouble locating housing or a roommate? Then give Lauren Rittman a text or email and she will help you out! 502-641-5895 Cell and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plan to Be Fully Present:

Since our events focus on spiritual formation and discipleship, one segment of our events leads into the next. Thus we encourage you to be fully present for the entire event, as much as you are able.


To be announced.



Welcome Packet

The Welcome Packet is downloadable on the email confirmation once you register.

Want to be notified when Registration is open?

Sign up to receive a text alert on your phone. To join, text WithTheWind to 43506.

If you want to notification by email, visit https://app.txtsignal.io/w/d681a3d6 and put your email in the tab.

Free to join, however, messaging rates may apply depending on your provider and plan.

This is a signup NOTIFICATION list for With The Wind. You will not be spammed with stuff.

Event Properties

Event Date 07-20-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-24-2021 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-01-2021
Cut off date 07-13-2021
Location Community of the Cross

Location Map

Exalting Jesus Christ! Igniting the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit
under the authority of The Holy Bible as the Word of God 
through Prayer, Leadership Development, Growing The Church, and Mission Outreach, 
so that the Church may be empowered to do all that Christ commands for the glory of God the Father.


Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International
P.O. Box 429, Black Mountain, NC 28711-0429 U.S.A.
3227 North Fork Left Fork Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 U.S.A.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   /   Phone: (828) 669-7373  /  Fax: (828) 669-4880
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