Youth Pastor’s Retreat


Please contact Morgan at to see if there is still availability register!


Youth Pastors’ Retreat! This retreat is for all youth pastors and spouses as well as all lay youth leaders and spouses who lead a youth ministry. You will find it to be a great time of inspiration, encouragement, dreaming, relaxing, making new friends, and reuniting with others. We encourage you to come and connect with the outstanding team of youth leaders and spouses from across Minnesota.


Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN // 11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401

We are excited to head up to beautiful Northern Minnesota and enjoy all Cragun’s Resort has to offer this year for our YP Retreat. Check out Cragun’s website here!


Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23

-Check-in on Thursday starts at 4:00 pm

-The first banquet is at 7:30 pm on Thursday

-Dismissal is on Saturday at noon


$192 per person ($384 per couple)

Late Registrants: $202 ($404 per couple) for registrations received after Oct 10th

Meals, lodging, and activities are included in the registration fee


Childcare for infants (children 1 year or younger) will be provided during all sessions. Please indicate when you register if you will require childcare.


First-year youth pastors/leaders & those who have moved into the Minnesota District within the last year, are invited to our annual “Newcomers’ Welcome.

We will meet at an area restaurant at 1:00 p.m. Joining us will be the Executive Youth Committee and their spouses. Don’t miss this opportunity for MSM to buy your lunch and also to enjoy a great time of fellowship and introductions!


Please register no later than October 10 to avoid late fees and ensure a room at the hotel.

If you register after November 1st be sure to contact Morgan at to make sure there is still space available at the hotel.



1:00 PM – Newcomers’ Lunch

4:00 PM – Check-in – Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake

7:30 PM – Opening Banquet

10:00 PM – Late Night Activities


8-9:00 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM – Session 1 – Joseph Kellogg

11:15 AM – Breakout Sessions – Various

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Free Time

6:30 PM – Dinner at Heritage Church in Brainerd, MN

7:30 PM – Session 2 at Heritage Church in Brainerd, MN – Joseph Kellogg


8-9:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – Session 3 – Joseph Kellogg

11:15 AM – Head Home!