The Good, The Bad, The Redeemed |  Retreat

by Chris Cherry & Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl

goodbadredeemed copyAt Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can choose and pick what works best for your group. You will find ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “The Good, The Bad, The Redeemed.” How you use them, and how you structure your retreat weekend is up to you. We hope you enjoy this resource.

This Retreat

goodbadredeemed_logo copyFollow Peter as his life journeys through some major ups and downs, only to discover Jesus has already redeemed him and called him to something greater. Over the course of the weekend, students will learn what to do with the roller coaster path of life, be reminded of Jesus’ redemption for their lives, and explore what it means to be called by God into the world.

The retreat curriculum includes ideas for games, mission projects, worship, and more.

1. Worship Service Ideas
a. Scriptures to preach on
b. Preaching/Worship Themes
c. Worship Elements
d. Song Ideas

2. Four small group teaching sessions

3. Mission Project Ideas

4. Recreation Games

5. Easy Meal Ideas for large groups

Contained in the other downloads:

1. Guardian Packet (All of these will need to be adjusted to t your dates and schedule)
a. Packing List
b. Permission Form
c. Schedule

2. Logo

3. Youth Weekend Journal


Purchase the Retreat ($39)

Retreat Resources

* Note:  Purchases should be made on a computer rather than a mobile device, since the purchased file will be a zip file. Once uncompressed, you will have a folder with all needed resource files, and you may then move those to smartphones and tablets if needed.


Written by Chris Cherry & Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl




Chris Cherry is an ordained minister who received his Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology. He enjoys ping pong and skittles, sends texts with emojis, and loves baseball. He is currently serving as Youth Minister at Middletown Christian Church in Louisville, KY.









Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl serves as the Director of Youth at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. Besides faith journeying with youth, one of her passions is fostering dogs with the help of her partner, Evan, and their current furever pups. She is a graduate of McAfee School of Theology.