Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5

This is a weekend designed to be a time where you can connect relationally with other kids/youth pastors, be encouraged through worship and the Word, and walk away with some practical tips to take home to your ministries.


Ryan & Amanda Leak

Here’s what you need to know about Ryan Leak: He’s a husband to Amanda and dad to Jaxson. After that, he’s an author, filmmaker, and speaker. He’s known as an ultimate risk taker from his two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. Ryan proposed to his wife and married her on the same day, having planned their wedding in secret for two years. That documentary went viral in 2013 and the Leaks have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Queen Latifah Show, and many other various media outlets. Ryan’s most recent film is called Chasing Failure where he went on a journey to conquer his fear of failure by trying out for an NBA team. Ryan travels the country and teaches people how to remove the limitations that keep them from dreaming. And now, he teaches people how to be UnOffendable. Ryan and his family reside in Dallas, TX and serve on staff at Covenant Church.

For more information on Ryan, check out or follow him on Instagram + Twitter: @ryanleak.


“I love going to kids pastors retreat because it is a time to be refreshed & renewed. We are always on stage pouring into others; it’s nice to be on the receiving end.”

Kids Pastor

“I went to Collective two weeks after accepting my first position. I was scared, nervous, and didn’t know anybody, but it gave me confidence and tons of connections in this new season.”

Youth Pastor

“As a full-time youth pastor, I hate adding extra stuff to my calendar, but youth pastors retreat is something that my wife and I always look forward to. From the content to personal ministry connections, the entire weekend is outstanding”

Youth Pastor

Please Note: This year, because the retreat is being held at Living Church, event lodging is not included, however there are several hotels close to the church to choose from.