ADVANCE: Retreat Series Overview



…Your faith in God
…The Gospel in your life
…The Kingdom in our world

My grandfather, an old Marine, used to tease me about all the retreats I took my youth groups on.

He would say:

“Trey, why are you always taking those kids to retreat? When are you going to advance?”

I would reply:

“Well actually, we retreat so we can advance!”

That’s what this weekend is about!

It’s about retreating – getting away to focus on the one true God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), so that we can allow God to ADVANCE our faith, the Gospel, and the Kingdom in and through our lives together.

This could be a great resource for your next Winter Retreat!

Session Overview:

Session 1 – “Faith”
ADVANCE From Belief to Trust
Proverbs 3:5-6 // Romans 10:9-10 // James 2:18-19

Session 2 – “Follow”
ADVANCE From Death to Life
John 12:23-26 // Galatians 2:20 // 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Session 3 – “Fruit”
ADVANCE From Doing to Being
John 15:4-5 // Galatians 5:22-25 // Acts 1:8



Trey has been in full-time ministry for almost 20 years and is currently serving as Pastor of Discipleship and Lead Pastor of Modern Worship at First UMC in his hometown of Murfreesboro, TN. He is married to Abbey, and they have two kids: Lilly Broox and William. Trey is also an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, has a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary, and is finishing up a Doctorate of Ministry in Youth, Family, and Culture from Fuller Seminary. His passions are encouraging and equipping people to grow in their relationship with Christ and with others.


  1. Is there a link to this resource? Or is the overview the resource? Sorry if I am misunderstanding or overlooked something…I guess I was expecting a full resource for a retreat (or at least a link to material for purchase)…ice breakers, small group discussion questions, praise songs, prayer prompts, etc. Thanks for sharing these themes and scripture passages!