7 Done-For-You Event Guides To Help You Grow Your Ministry

Our annual event strategy is based on the philosophy that less is more when your events are strategic. Each year, we recommend you do a total of six events: one event each quarter, plus a summer camp and a missions experience.


Fall is the perfect time for a weekend retreat. Once September hits, summer has ended, and the routine of a new school year has begun, a fall retreat is an opportunity to maintain your ministry’s momentum from the beginning of the year. As schedules get busy and you begin competing with school programs and sports, a fall retreat will help your students stay connected.


Winter is the perfect time to plan an event that is simple, easy, but still a ton of fun. When the craziness of the fall has finally wound down, but the busyness of the holidays is almost upon you, you may feel the tension between wanting to do something fun with your students, while feeling a little low on time, resources, or volunteers. If that sounds familiar, this team scavenger hunt is the perfect opportunity to have some fun with your students without a ton of hassle. Plus, it’s so simple, you can easily make it free for students!


Spring is the perfect time for a weekend event that challenges students to go deeper in their faith. Whether you choose to do your spring weekend event in host homes, at a retreat center, or on your church campus, this weekend event is designed to help your students connect with God, each other, and your ministry.


As the school year winds down and you gear up for a busy summer, you’re probably looking for an event your students will love . . . but that doesn’t require months of preparation. With this fun summer event, your students will have a chance to connect over some pineapple-themed games, giveaways, and fun.


Every summer, we recommend creating an experience for your students that gets them serving, loving, and sharing their faith with others. Whether you choose to create this experience locally or in a foreign country, this resource will help you think through every detail and create an experience your students won’t forget.


Each summer, we recommend creating a camp experience for your students that will help them connect with God, each other, and your ministry in ways they’ll never forget. In this summer camp resource, we’ll give you the graphics, schedule, resources, ideas, and instructions to create your very own summer camp experience.