Locations

Each carefully-chosen setting uniquely reflects the beauty of God‘s creation while providing a serene, picturesque, and inspiring retreat environment.

What Do You Get?

Leadership Blueprint

You will craft a custom plan resulting in new clarity.

FOCUSED TRAINING

You choose the topic that best fits your current needs.

SOUL Care

We get youth ministry. You will be known and heard.

A nEw Network

You will connect with a small group of fellow youth workers.

What Makes Refuel Retreat Unique?

We recognize that there are many options for youth ministry training, so we‘ve designed an experience unlike any other.

For many years, youth workers who sought training were limited to variations of the same, old, conference style of training. While remaining effective for some, we knew that it was time for it to be reinvented. Instead of the big-box convention experience, we sensed that youth workers were craving a more personal, smaller experience. One where they were heard and known. One where they had a voice. One where they had space to process and reflect, to engage and interact, to connect and network, and to find soul care with personalized coaching. We‘re proud to introduce youth workers to the Refuel Retreat. Here are just a few of our distinctives:

SCALE

Bigger is not always better. We utilize a small and intimate learning environment.

SCENERY

We‘ve carefully chosen our picturesque locations to enhance the experience.

SPACE

We‘ve intentionally built extra time into the schedule for you to process and reflect.

At LeaderTreks, we love youth workers. We get youth ministry and realize that unfortunately many youth workers face the ever-present reality of burn-out. They need to be refueled, encouraged, and coached. We believe this will dramatically shape youth workers for years to come. And the best part? It’s actually affordable.

This isn’t just another event. This is an investment in your future.

What Are the Values of Refuel Retreat?

Being Known. Our number one goal is to know you. It’s why we keep the size of the entire retreat small. Also, we want you to know and be known by the other participants. We want to talk about what’s on your heart. You will be known.

Collaboration. We strongly value youth workers collaborating with each other, walking the road of ministry together. Throughout the retreat our staff will facilitate the training, but these times will always be followed by discussion with each other.

Spiritual Refuel. Ministry training should never be stressful… ever. That is why we’re in beautiful locations. We want you to get your mind off of the stressful things and onto things that bring life. Throughout the Refuel Retreat, you’ll be given space to be alone with God.

Rhythm. Training. Connections. Relaxation. Fun. We’ve included all of these elements into our retreat, giving it a rhythm that flows naturally. Not only will your time include great training with other youth workers, we’ve also set aside time for you to enjoy all the exciting things our locations have to offer.

Coaching. We’ll walk each participant through a custom, individualized Leadership Blueprint, so you can find clarity in what God is doing in you and your youth ministry.

Affordable. We know most youth workers do not have a huge ministry budget, nor are they given much for training. So we’ve kept the cost low, while still offering an amazing experience. We invest your registration fee directly back into you and the value of this unique training experience.

What Else Will You Receive?

COACHING

One of the most common feelings in youth ministry is loneliness. We know that being a youth worker can often be isolating. At Refuel, we make ourselves available for you during this experience. And just like a coach rallies his team on the field, we use this retreat to encourage you in your ministry and inspire you.

CLARITY

Ever feel like your ministry is stuck in a cyclical pattern? Every year, you find yourself doing variations of what you did the year before? But are you actually heading somewhere? Do you have a trajectory? Utilizing our Leadership Blueprint and Life Map, we will guide you through a custom experience resulting in new clarity.

COMMUNITY

We‘ve found that many conferences advertise networking and community, but rarely ever plan for it. Because of the high value placed on community and collaboration, we‘ve intentionally designed this retreat experience to allow for that interaction. Our hope is that you will leave Refuel with a new network of fellow youth workers.

Cost

In an effort to maintain a small and personalized atmosphere, we limit the amount of participants for each location. Once full, we will close registration.

Registration Includes:

Full Retreat Experience
Refuel Guidebook
Leadership Blueprint

Personalized Life Map
Downloadable PDFs
Catered Dinner (Day 1)

Registration Includes:

Full Retreat Experience
Refuel Guidebook
Leadership Blueprint

Personalized Life Map
Downloadable PDFs
Catered Dinner (Day 1)
Plus These Extra Downloads:

Spiritual Health Assessment
$5.00 retail value

Square One Value Pack
$15.00 retail value

(5) Team-Building Initiatives
$25.00 retail value

The Leadership Library
$37.00 retail value

Foundations of Leadership
$49.00 retail value

over $230.00 in value

Registration Includes:

Full Retreat Experience
Refuel Guidebook
Leadership Blueprint

Personalized Life Map
Downloadable PDFs
Catered Dinner (Day 1)
Includes Extra Downloads:

Spiritual Health Assessment

Square One Value Pack

(5) Team-Building Initiatives

The Leadership Library

Foundations of Leadership

Plus These Premium Perks:

Growing Small Group Leaders
$59.00 retail value

3 Custom Video Trainings
Practical leadership development video training taught by Doug Franklin

over $400.00 in value

 

*Want to bring your spouse? Enjoy the Early Bird Spouse Rate: $109. It includes the Refuel Experience. Expires 60 days before event.

Schedule

DAY 1

Arrive Between 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Catered Dinner (Provided)

Session 1

DAY 2

Refueling Spiritually
Life Mapping

Leadership Blueprint

Session 2

2-Hour Ministry Roles
Training Experience

(PREMIUM Registrants Only)

Time & Space for Relaxation
Optional Activities
Dinner Out

DAY 3

Refueling Spiritually
Life Mapping

Leadership Blueprint

Session 3
Time & Space for Relaxation
Optional Activities

Want the Refuel experience to last a little longer? You have the option to book an extra night either before or after the retreat at the same low rate.

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