April 19-21, 2024


YAA, Bozeman, MT

This year at the RMD Youth Leader Weekend, we are excited to be joined by Ken Castor. He will be leading us through our theme this year of helping our students connect to biblical truths in a life-transforming way! We will be discussing how we as leaders can model this for our youth, habits that the youth can start doing that really stick, and finally, what opportunities we can give our students to live out these biblical truths (doctrine) to impact the lives around them! I think for all of us, we long to see our students take a greater hold of solid doctrine and theology in a way that impacts their life and the lives around them. This weekend will be a chance to connect, be encouraged, and be equipped to do just that!

This retreat is open to anyone who works with Junior High and Senior High students – volunteers, youth pastors, solo pastors, associate pastors, interns, or whatever other awesome title you may (or may not) have!  πŸ™‚

The cost of this retreat is only $95 and includes meals & lodging.

Registration is now OPEN!

register now!

keynote Speaker

Ken Castor

After 30+ years of NextGen pastoring and teaching in the US and Canada, Dr. Ken is balding in his hairline but still bold in his faith. He is the β€œBlue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored multiple other resources including Grow Down and the Bible Trivia Devotional. In 2024, Ken will launch the Make a Difference Youth Bible (NLT). He also has several Chuck-Taylors, a dog nicknamed Doofenschmirtz, and an enjoyable life in Minnesota with his brilliantly witty and slightly freezing family.

Ken Castor

tentative Schedule


4:00pm – Registration Opens
7:00pm – Connection Time


9:00am – Session 3
11:00am – Brunch Provided
12:00pm – Depart for Home


9:00am – Session 1
11:00am – Brunch Provided
12:30pm – Session 2
5:00pm – Dinner Provided
6:30pm – Discussion / Q&A

what to Pack

– pillow
– sleeping bag
– towel
– soap & shampoo
– toiletries
– Bible
– notebook
– your favorite game (optional)
– your favorite snack (not optional, haha!)
– outdoor attire (if you want to snowshoe/hike or tube)