26 Hours Leader Retreat

The Question: “Do You Love Me?”

Before Jesus commissioned Peter to be a shepherd, he asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?” He asked him again, “Do you love me?” And a third time he asked: “Do you love me?” (John 21:15-17). We have to hear that question as being central to all of our Christian ministry … Henri Nouwen - In The Name of Jesus

As the upcoming ministry year approaches, there is a lot we need to do in preparation. We have schedules to make, lessons to prepare, events to plan, small groups to organize, and so much more. These are all important things, and we should strive to do them well. But, we cannot overlook the most important question, the question that Jesus asked of Peter three times before He ascended into Heaven and left His earthly ministry in the hands of Peter and the Disciples. The question is not: How well did that game go? How many first-timers did we have at club? Did my wrap-up make an impact? How many kids decided to follow Christ? But rather: Are you in love with Jesus?

In our world of loneliness and despair, there is an enormous need for men and women who know the heart of God, a heart that forgives, cared, reaches out and wants to heal.

To be a ministry leader means we must truly know the heart of God. The 26 Hour Leader Retreat is designed to train our hearts towards an exclusive reliance on Jesus as we head into the ministry year. If you’ve been on this retreat with us before, this year’s will be different than past experiences (leave your calendar at home, this isn’t a time for planning!)


Windy Ridge Retreat Center
Nebo Ridge Rd
Graysville, PA 15337


Friday, August 19th, 2016
Arrive between 7:00 - 7:30

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Depart around 6:00


  • YFCMP Leaders - $35 (partially subsidized by YFC)
  • Partner Church Leaders - $50


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