On October 4-6, we had a small group of six youth pastors come to Camp Kwasind for our annual Youth Pastors Retreat. In light of the 18+ months of adapting (and readapting) youth ministry in our current times, many felt tired and weary. Together, we took time to rest. Our schedule was slow-paced. We had time to be renewed personally and sharpened in our ministries. Matt led the group through a time of dreaming and looking at ministry from a different perspective. We also hosted our own Maximizing Ministry session with the video produced by Alpha Canada in analyzing the Barna findings about Gen Z and evangelism.

We are grateful for our time together to rest, to pray, to worship Jesus and to encourage one another.