Winter Youth Retreat - Week 1

Theme – Identity Crisis
In a world of social media and video games it is easy to portray who we want to be or even who we think others want us to be. As we create profiles, avatars and memes we maybe fudge a little on our looks, likes and other information. But who are you really? As Christians, we get our identity in Christ! We are Children of God, Joint Heirs with Christ! Join us for Winter Youth 2019 as we look at what the Bible says about who we really are and who we represent!

Theme Verse – I John 3:1 - “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Speaker – Mike Solorio

Mike Solorio was born and raised in Fresno. His passion for youth, the church, family and Jesus is amplified within his words, actions and vision.

Mike has served in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, speaking throughout the country, leading student conferences and camps throughout California such as Jenness Park and the Ignition Student Conference. He also worked at CSBC for several years before becoming associate pastor at Bethel Southern Baptist in Madera. In 2011, Mike became the Lead Pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Salinas, where he served for six years before moving back to Fresno to become the Lead Pastor at El Encino Baptist Church in 2017.

Pastor Mike is an energetic, passionate preacher, who is known for one simple yet powerful statement: “It’s ALL about Jesus!” He loves the church, his family, coffee and sports!

He serves alongside his wife Stephanie, and their three kids: Michael, Joseph and Marissa.

Worship – Travis Ryan

Travis Ryan is known by the public as a multi-Dove Award nominated, ASCAP recognized #1 hit-songwriter. But to those close to him, he is known as a servant-hearted worshiper of God who fiercely champions the Church, utterly cherishes his beautiful wife, Hayley, and is the hero of their three young children.

Travis is a well respected Integrity Music staff writer and artist. He has had cuts with Newsboys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, All Sons and Daughters, Phil Wickham, Selah and more. He has collaborated with well-known leaders in the worship community like Matt Redman, Vertical Church, Elevation Worship, Darrell Evans, Worship Central, Jared Anderson, Dustin Smith, Meredith Andrews, Michael Farren, and Brenton Brown to name just a few. Travis has toured with Paul Baloche, Phil Wickham, MercyMe and The City Harmonic.

Of note is the widely loved Church favorite,“We Believe” co-authored with Richie Fike and Matt Hooper. It was singled and carried to the top of Christian charts by the Newsboys in 2015 and continues to spread through congregations around the globe.

2019 Pricing

Week #1 Feb. 16-18. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 17 HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Before January 17$169
After January 17$189
Week #2 Feb. 22-24. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 24
Before January 24$169
After January 24$189

To Register

  • Click on "Register Today" at the top of this page.
  • Send an email with Gender, First/Last Name, Birthday, and t-shirt size for each person coming (including leaders) to our registrar.
  • Send $50 for each registrant by check or with credit card to officially register (your spot is not guaranteed until we receive $50 for each registrant).
  • Have each person (including leaders) fill out the Camper Information Form and turn it in to Jenness Park. You can either email or fax them in or just bring them with you on the day of arrival.

Here is a recap video from last year, check it out to get a feeling of what our Winter Youth Retreat is all about!

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.