Grades 6-12th

Cost $75

Thursday, April 5th at 3pm thru Saturday April 7th 11:59 pm.

You are invited to the Empowered retreat, presented by Radiate Student Ministries of Bethel Christian Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies (FCA), a network of churches from around the state.

Empowered will be held on Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7,(the week after Easter this year) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and going until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.(There will be a natural break in the afternoon on Saturday for those that need to travel long distance)

This year we will joining Empower with Transformation Twin Cities, a conference going on at Redeeming Love Church (2425 White Bear Ave. Maplewood, MN 55109)

This year we are pleased to have Robby Dawkins.  Robby is a fifth generation pastor who was born to missionary parents in Japan. Robby had an early start in ministry. In his father’s church he began a children’s ministry at the age of 12, and became the youth minister at 16 years old.
Robby and his wife Angie have been married for 20+ years and have 6 sons. He served as a youth pastor for 12 years for churches between 50 to 14,000 members before he and Angie planted a Vineyard church in the downtown area of Aurora, Illinois (Chicago area) in 1996. 70% of their church came to Christ at their church and 60% of that through Power encounters (Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance or ministry of God’s manifest presence). The mayor of Aurora along with it’s chief of police bestowed upon Robby and the Church an acknowledgment that he and the church made a significant difference in Aurora’s crime rate reduction.

Robby also ministers extensively as a conference speaker and a passionate Church equipper (in the U.S. and in 47 countries) equipping in Power Evangelism.

He was most recently featured in Charisma Magazine, Revival Magazine, and Inside Worship and the movies “Furious Love,” “Father of Lights,” “Holy Ghost Reborn.” His book “Do What Jesus Did “ was released in June 2013 and is on several Best Sellers lists in the US and Europe. He has been featured on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural,” as well as other programs on TBN and GOD TV.

Throughout the weekend we will also have times of outreach and times of great fun together (Gym & Swim, Grand Slam, Etc. Twins Game!)

Special Guest Workshop Speakers:
John & Jen Tolo – GODTOWN
Vivian Klebs – Author “Splash All Over”
Lauren Dybing & Danea Ziegle – Treehouse
Pastor Mike Smith & David Tolo – MCs


The cost of the retreat is $75 per student.  This includes 6 meals (3 on Friday and 3 on Saturday). Checks should be made out to Journey Christian Church and Revolution Bucks can be used.  Students will need $ for a dinner stop on the way down and we may stop for a snack on the way back.

I am excited about this event and am already anticipating what he Lord will do in and through us! I sincerely hope to see you there. Please call, text or email with any questions.

Ben Salmi, Youth Pastor,   218.428.2220

​Sleeping arrangements are on the floors of the church so bring extra bedding and whatever is needed to be comfortable. (i.e. sleeping pad, air mattress)​

Things to Bring
Bible, Pen & Notebook
​Weather appropriate clothing(might need jacket etc)
Sleeping bag or blanket
Swim Suit
Warm shoes