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November 11-13, 2016

Spend some time reading about leadership and you'll quickly learn most sectors are facing a leadership void in the future. As upper level management retires, there are simply not enough qualified leaders to replace them. Imagine if there was a generation of confident, motivated, well-equipped leaders who understood the importance of Jesus Christ and how to share that with others. That is the purpose of FUEL Conference.

This conference is sponsored by Grace Adventures to promote leadership among students in high school youth groups and churches around the Midwest. We are focused on providing a quality experience, centered on a biblical foundation of leadership to move kids towards leading in the local communities and churches.

What makes this conference unique?

This conference will be designed from a relational perspective. Each segment will be planned with relational space for teams to collaborate, students to interact with other students and leaders, and people to connect to mentor, encourage and develop their leadership skills.

Who should attend?

This conference is designed for those who have a relationship with Christ and want to take it to the next level to grow in their walk and in their ability to lead and impact those around them. Those who are currently involved in the local youth group or para church ministry should attend. This is great for ministry leadership teams to encourage unity, leadership development and spiritual growth.

What will it look like?

Every high school student learns differently. This conference will be designed to hit multiple learning styles in multiple ways. Powerful general sessions will be led by national speakers and dynamic worship. Then choose from a variety of workshops to go deeper with hands on group based training. There is small group processing time built into the schedule to give your team time to make this weekend relevant for where you're living and serving. Finally blow off some steam by taking advantage of the beautiful facilities and fantastic activities of Grace Adventures.

How to register

Register today by calling 231-873-3662. Or e-mail Brian VanTimmeren at

For more information about the Fuel Conference visit http://www.fuelyouthconference.org

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Experience a group-changing weekend at Grace Adventures. This isn't your ordinary winter retreat. Grace provides a distinctive experience by removing the responsibility of planning and running a youth retreat and allows youth pastors to connect and disciple their students. Let us take care of the scheduling, cooking, and speaking so that your youth group can have fun and grow closer together and to God!

Join us for a winter weekend and experience fun activities like glow dodgeball, our climbing wall, snowtubing, broomball, horseback trail rides, re-ball, and much more!

 All-Inclusive Weekend Retreat

Youth Pastors! Our all-inclusive program offers a variety of activities and unique experiences. The planning is done for you so you can spend time with your group. Together you will dig deeper into God's Word and become more equipped to impact your world.

To reserve spots for your youth group for any of the weekends, contact Brian VanTimmeren, 231-873-3662 or .


2017 Season Dates

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Brand New Weekend!

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Retreat Pricing

Registration Fee: $109.00/person
High School Only Weekend: $97.00/person



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Grace Adventures         
2100 N Ridge Rd         
Silver Lake, MI 49436

Ph: 231-873-3662
Fax: 231-873-0283
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:00PM          

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