///The Power of Retreat for Youth Workers

The Power of Retreat for Youth Workers


I’m sitting in the same room in the same hotel we’ve stayed in for the same week for the past 10 years. It is a powerful time of rest, relaxation and fun. Crazy to think we were here a year ago already … and 10 years ago already. Wow.

Retreat is a powerful tool for reflection and direction.

Each year we spend some time talking about the year that has past, reflecting on the highs and lows of our family, ministry and marriage. It is usually filled with lots of laughter, some tears and a renewed passion for all 3 areas. We also spend time moving ahead into the next stage – thinking about what is next for our kids, where our youth ministry needs to go and how to continue to build a healthy marriage. 

I’m so thankful for this time of retreat. All of it, even the painful parts. When was the last time you got away from it all for a little while? Plan a retreat soon.


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About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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