Youth ministers have an important role. But keeping up with teenagers is not easy. That's why graduates of the Columbia International University Youth Ministries Program are invited to take a break each year, retreat to their alma mater and chill out. Youth Ministries Program Director Dr. David Olshine and his staff welcome their former students to Columbia for a few days of seminars, prayer, advice, and perhaps most importantly, relaxation.
Especially appreciative of this year's retreat was 2002 graduate Terrace Crawford who serves at Crossroads Community Church in Yorktown, Va. He wrote about his experience in his blog at: http://terracecrawford.blogspot.com/2010/04/theres-no-place-like-home.html
Learn more about Youth Ministries at CIU by watching a video at: http://www.ciu.edu/undergrad/majors/youthministry/