Residential Weekend


Friday 11th – Sunday 13th January 2019


Ovoca Manor Christian Retreat & Adventure Centre. Which is located in Co. Wicklow in the beautiful Vale of Avoca, on 23 acres of Woodland. About an hour’s drive from Dublin (M50 South).

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The accommodation is in shared room sizes many with en-suite. Dietary needs will be catered for.

COST (TBC for 2019)

The cost is just €20 pp for the weekend residential and we have intentionally kept all costs to a minimum to remove any financial obstacle to attending. We want to bless and encourage YOU! Spaces are limited to 70 people, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


This will not be a weekend of THEORY or TALK but more TACTILE and PRACTICAL with a HOW TO approach to impart excitement and passion through inspirational stories, practical examples of how to get started, testimonies, resourcing ideas and materials as well as modelling quality youth engagement.

It will be done in a community setting with opportunities for celebration along with workshops and learning.

Central to this learning community will be an atmosphere of prayer and scripture and much fun with really good food!


The importance of Youth Ministry

How to get started

How to care for Youth in your Community


How to recruit/train and keep including Child Protection

Building Teams

Developing people well

Resources and ideas

How to tell/communicate to people about your faith

How to create a community of Youth on mission and integrate into the local faith Community

Models of Youth Ministry

Walking/journeying with young people through difficulties and struggles