Breathe Deep is an opportunity for ministry staff and their spouses (if married) serving in the state of Texas, to get away from their everyday challenges and enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation. This is a unique opportunity to get a chance to grow, along with others in the ministry, who face the same challenges and rewards you do. You and your spouse will enjoy a spacious room for two peaceful nights. Your stay will include two banquet dinners, time to fellowship with those who share your same ministry assignment, worship and encouraging enrichment classes.

Full schedule for our 2018 Retreat is below and we hope to get to see you next time! Stay tuned for more on dates and place of our next Breathe Deep Retreat ~



Thursday Evening 

Registration & Hotel Check-in 4:00pm
Banquet Dinner with Keynotes Barrett & Jenifer Johnson 6:00pm

Ministry Affinity Meetings ​8:00-9:30pm

Preschool/Children |Karen Kennemur
Young, Median and Adult | Lance Crowell
Sr. Adult Ministry | Billy Barnes
Youth Ministry Leaders |Richard Ross
Minister of Education/Executive Pastor | Mark Yoakum
Worship Ministry |Brad Jett
Female Spouses | Laura Taylor

Friday Evening

Enrichment Sessions 4:00-5:00pm

We are Family. I've Got All My Teachers with Me | Delanee Williams
Helping the Next Generation Navigate a Changing Culture | Barrett & Jenifer Johnson
Creating a Church That Loves and Values Teenagers | Richard Ross
The Disciples-Making Model | Bobby Harrell & Aaron Gowens
Why Planning Worship Services Matters | Brad Jett
Leading Within | Jeff Young

Enrichment Sessions 5:15-6:15pm

Speaking the Generational Language of the Church | Delanee Williams
Maturing as a Youth Pastor | Richard Ross
The Disciple-Making Strategy | Bobby Harrell & Aaron Gowens
Fanning the Flames: Keeping your Marriage Fresh Even When you are Going Crazy Busy | Barrett & Jenifer Johnson
Multi-Generational Worship | Brad Jett
Developing the Key Component of a Winning Team | Jeff Young

Banquet Dinner with Keynote Charles Thornton 7:00

Saturday Morning

Enrichment Sessions 9:30-10:30am

Preschool and Children's Ministry Recruiting that Works | Miriam Johnston
Renewing your Passion (women only) | Laura Taylor
Introverts in the Church | Lance Crowell
The Disciple-Making Implementation | Bobby Harrell & Aaron Gowens
Using Media Ministry as a Partner in Worship Ministry | Brad Jett
Turning Senior Activities into Mission Projects | Billy Barnes

11am Hotel Check-Out

Questions?  Connect with Paola Enriquez 

The retreat is for associate staff ministers and spouses serving in the state of Texas (i.e. Ministers of Education, Music, Youth, Children). If your church does not use those exact titles, then this retreat is for the designated leaders in your church who are recognized by the church body as the one, primary individual (volunteer or paid) who provides leadership oversight for a similar key area of church wide ministry, who plans all of the activities for that area of ministry and coordinates the leadership teams.

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