Too often, I learn of young leaders who have been removed from their ministry positions because of some sort of moral failure. In my current role, there is nothing that saddens me more.
This is one of the reasons why we host Rebound—a renewal retreat for youth pastors and wives—every year. I want to stay focused on the preventative side of this battle rather than simply on the recovery side of it. Most conferences that youth pastors attend rightfully focus on their “hands” – equipping them with tools for doing more ministry.
Rebound is unique because it focuses on the heart of a youth worker and the relationships that matter most, but are all too often neglected—namely the relationships with God, ourselves and our spouses (if applicable).
Every year, I have a few conversations with youth pastors who tell me their board will not allow them to attend Rebound because they already are given vacation time.
Here are four reasons why Rebound is a renewal retreat and not merely a vacation: Continue Reading…