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Youth Leader Summit

February 15-17, 2021

“The Youth Leader Summit is the perfect moment of rest, connection, and renewal I needed after the holidays. It was great to kick off the year with colleagues explaining how to think and love deeply in youth ministry.”

-John Leedy

A weekend retreat where you can come together to worship and learn leadership skills while doing fun recreational activities!

 

The Youth Leader Summit seeks to be a supportive and informative gathering for all who work with young people in the church—youth directors, parents, pastors, educators and/or advisors are all welcome! Together, we will spend three days and two nights digging into some of the current issues facing youth ministry while also sharing joys, concerns and best practices. There will also be time for individual and group worship, play, rest and relaxation!

Working with and serving students in middle and high school, plus their parents, in our communities of faith requires no small amount of creativity, vision, persistence and joyful patience. In fact, youth ministry demands all the energy, intelligence, imagination and love that we can muster.

We want to honor our partnership in ministry with you by offering this annual event. Mo-Ranch wants to pour some love and strength back into you! We believe you need and deserve some dedicated time away with your colleagues to recharge and regroup.

Reserve your space now!

Questions? Contact Echo Truax, programs manager, at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 242.

William Cumby, Keynote

William Cumby is the minister of youth for The Fountain of Praise, a 25,000 member non-denominational church in southwest Houston. He is a graduate of the DEVOS urban leadership initiative and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Oral Roberts University. William has served in youth ministry for over 15 years and led several youth crusades to Colombia and Brazil.

In addition to his responsibilities at The Fountain of Praise, William is an active volunteer in several school districts with VIPS, YoungLife, 5Star, Real Men Read, and serves as a varsity football chaplain in the Fort Bend Independent School District. William is a published author and Certified Personal trainer. He has served as a board member for the West Orem YMCA as well as Suits for Sons. Annually, William leads a camp for inner-city boys called Manhood Camp Houston and helps lead an annual conference for Urban Youth Leaders. William is a national youth conference speaker as well as a youth ministry curriculum author.

William is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and is married to Ebony Cumby. Together they have three children, William II, Dylan, and Grace.

Cost and Housing

Attendees will be housed in Pheasant Run.

This conference is free. Meals included, starting with dinner Monday until breakfast Wednesday.

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or registrar@moranch.org.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Packing Suggestions

  • Comfortable/casual clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes (close-toed shoes recommended)
  • Flashlight (it is very dark here at night)
  • Bible
  • Journal
  • Toiletries
  • Sunblock, sunshades and hats
  • Rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • A clean face mask for each day, and or full face shield.
  • Beds are ready upon arrive; hotel rooms do not have mini-fridges, microwaves, TVs or hair dryers, so please plan accordingly.
  • Towel are in rooms, and river towels are at the river and pool.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event. If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Directions to Mo.

Bookstore

Make sure to stop by the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly bookstore during your conference to pick out a souvenir!

 

 

 

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