Youth Leaders Retreat 2022

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June

Registrations open Friday 4:30pm

Rolling dinner from 5:30pm – 6:30PM, first main session 7:00pm, Finishes 12:00pm Sunday

Magnificat Retreat Centre Featherston, Wairarapa 

Cost: $50, (we will send an invoice to your church)

A time to connect, rejuvenate and dream

Guest Speaker Stuart Simpson

Hey everyone, I thought it would be good to introduce myself so you know who is leading the discussion at the next Youth Leaders Retreat.  My name is Stuart, I am married to Lala (Harilalao Rasoavololona) who is from Madagascar and we have three children (actually they are all young adults now).  I’ve been a minister in the Presbyterian Church for nearly 15 years but before that was a missionary in Jamaica, UK and Madagascar. 

What I want to share with you at the retreat is some practical ways to grow in our faith in Jesus, reflect on some keys things our church is wrestling with and how you, as disciples of Jesus, can recognize that you are leaders now as well as in the future. 

This leaders retreat is for you, your whole team and your emerging leaders.

This year we are running retreat for all youth leaders including volunteer leaders, your emerging leaders (those that are learning and stepping into leadership, teenage leaders) and key leaders (those that have the overall responsibility of the ministry) that lead the youth ministry in your context.

We have heard from lots of our youth workers that they are missing connecting with other youth workers and are feeling tired.

We have designed a retreat that is focused on connection, rejuvenation and input. Their will be time dedicated to connect with those leaders you bring (or self reflection time, if no one else can come with you) as well as those from different churches and youth communities.

Like last time the weekend will be filled with lots of delicious kai to enjoy in the downtime or while having those deep amazing conversations.

The input will come in two ways there will be main sessions led by Stuart Simpson designed for all leadership experience levels then their will be a session tailored to each of the different groups (key leaders, volunteers and emerging leaders.)