A while ago, I got some great advice from someone much older and wiser than me – Pastor Dave ;). He encouraged me to do a Youth Ministry Team Retreat before the Fall schedule starts. It didn?t work out to do one last year, but we?re doing it this year. We leave tonight (Friday) for a 24 hour retreat. Our goal? To do some team-building, to pray with and for each other, to do a little bit of planning for the coming ministry year, and to have fun. I?ve been looking forward to this weekend all summer. We?ve got a great ministry team again this year and I?m eager to jump back into regularly scheduled youth group. I?d really appreciate your prayers for our time this weekend and for the start of the new ministry year.