So, you're back at your desk, the New Years resolutions have been made and it's time to put that plan into action!
The purpose of Youth Alive Retreat is to create a space for Youth Pastors and Leaders to be EQUIPPED for their role, ENLARGED for their purpose, and most importantly, have an ENCOUNTER with God that deepens their calling.
All this takes place in an environment that cultivates meaningful connections with other Youth Pastors and Leaders from around the state. The friendships formed at previous Retreats have become a source of invaluable encouragement for many throughout their ministry journey.
Our Guest speaker Chris Estrada,
was raised in El Paso, TX and it was no time at all till Chris found himself in a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, lust, & trouble. Not understanding why his dad slept at one house & his mom slept at another sent him on a search that landed him at church. It was here he was invited to youth camp in the summer of 1999. This is where everything changed, all in one night, Chris received the gift of salvation, experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, & was called into full-time ministry!
Chris is a now voice impacting generations. His roaring excitement and ability to address current issues with solid, life-changing truth makes him a dynamic communicator for everyone that hears him. He carries a mandate: to release courage & power to risk takers & dreamers who desire divine turnarounds.
Chris passionately pursues ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ, developing leaders who want to transform society and consulting organizations to have a strategic & lasting influence. Having a successful career in internet car sales, being a former missionary to Sri Lanka, & a youth pastor makes him a diverse resource.
In addition to serving as the Director of Youth For The Nations, his lifestyle of excellence, honor, & revival led him to develop The Circle – a 12 month leadership & character intensive for pastors, as well as host the National Youth Leader Experience – a leadership gathering attend by pastors & leaders from all over the world.
We can't wait to host you at YAR 2019!
- Love Lotty & Cie / Jason & Katie