Renewal is a four-day retreat designed for EFCA youth workers and their spouses to get away to reconnect with God, one another, their calling and their identity. While this retreat is designed for youth workers and their spouses, all EFCA youth workers are welcome. The worship gatherings, schedule and environment are all designed to facilitate these “renewal reconnections.” Our desire is to encourage long-term, healthy student ministries by ministering to the youth workers.
In our sessions, you will experience prayer, worship and the opportunity to interact and minister with and to one another. Our speaker will focus on speaking life into your soul. This is not a training conference. It is a renewal conference. The wisest man to ever live, King Solomon, spoke these words to his son in Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”_ There are times the wisest and most responsible thing we can do for our own souls and ministries is to focus some deliberate attention on our hearts.
Your afternoons are free to lay by the pool, sight-see, have lunch with new friends or simply reflect and rest.
Registration is open: click here.
The nearest airports are:
- Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 36.3 km / 22.5 mi (Preferred airport for Sheraton Sand Key Resort)
- St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE) - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi
- St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted) - 39.8 km / 24.7 mi
- Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight) - 48.5 km / 30.2 mi
Learn More About Our Speaker
Stephen Love was born in South Bend, Indiana, and came to know his Savior Jesus Christ at his father’s South Bend church plant as a young boy. Stephen received a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute, a M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, and a certificate in history from The University of Oxford, England.
He accepted the call to preach the gospel in 2002 and served the body of Christ at New Life Fellowship Church in Waukegan, Illinois as Assistant Pastor and Elder. In 2019, Stephen and his family accepted the call to plant Redemption City Church (RCC) in South Bend, Indiana. RCC was launched on September 13, 2020. Stephen and his wife, Mandy, have been blessed with four beautiful children. Stephen is the self-proclaimed biggest Notre Dame and Denzel Washington fan!