Hello Youth and Young Adult Leaders! 


It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you some great news!


This June 20-22  we would like to invite you to come and join me for our annual Youth and Young Adult Leaders Retreat or also known as the YMA Retreat. We know that many of you are volunteers and invest a lot of your time, money, and energy in your youth ministry programs. Therefore, as a huge THANK YOU for all of your hard work and support towards SPDYM, this retreat will once again be completely FREE of charge! Why? Because you deserve it and because I believe that it is your turn to be taken care of for a change.


Our vision and desire for this retreat are to provide you with a safe space to unplug, network, refresh, and to feel empowered so that you may continue your arduous work as great mentors and leaders for your young people. We have a great line up in-store, a ton of giveaways and resources so DO NOT MISS OUT on this great opportunity! 


Please be advised due to space limitations only two youth leaders per church may register for this retreat. So do not wait until the last minute to register. There are only 250 spots open, and once those spots are taken, we will close registration. Registration deadline is June 8.



We highly encourage you to register and support our attempt in creating a culture where our leaders are always our number one priority.  So register today and enjoy this retreat and remember its FREE of charge!.  

CHeck-out Vanguard University



Event Location 

Vanguard University 

55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-

Phone:  (714) 556-3610

Event Q&A 

Q: How much is Registration? 

A: FREE.  

Q: What does register cover? 

A:  5 meals, 3 days, 2 nights, Workshops, Main Sessions, Outdoor Activities and more. 

Q: who can attend the YMA Retreat? 

A: Youth and Young Adult leaders ages 18 and up 

Q: Can I bring my children? 

A: No, unfortunately this retreat will not be open for anyone under the ages of 18 years of age.  

Q: Will this retreat be bilingual (English and Spanish)? 

A: Yes! the entire event will be translated.

Q: Can I register onsite? 

A: No onsite registration. You must register before June 8, 2019 deadline.     

Q:  Will I have to share my dorm room? 

A: Yes, there will be 3 people assigned per dorm. 

Q:  Is there going to be paper registration packets sent out? 

A: No. You can register through our online form only.

Q: Will married couples be able to stay in the same room? 

A: No,  everyone will be assigned in groups of 3 split and place in dorm rooms of the same sex.  

Q: Can I still register even though I wont be staying the night? 

A: Yes, you can although we highly recommend you make the effort to stay the night. 

Event Theme & Key Verse  

Theme:  Vision

What to Bring 

This retreat is a 3 Day, 2 nights,

You will be staying at VU dormitories 

(3 ppl per dorm)    

-Sleeping bag 

- Pillow

-  Exercise Clothing 

- Running Shoes 

- Normal clothing 

- Towel 


- Writing Utensils

- Tablet, Laptop

- Bible


Event Line Up

- Dr. Bill Dogterom

- Dr. Andrew Stenhouse 

- Dr. Daniel Rodriguez 

-Rev. Steve Pinto 

-Dr. Sergio Navarrete 



Point of Contact 

Event Schedule 


Check in  3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner  5:00pm

Fun Night 7:00pm- 10:00pm



Morning Prayer 7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast 8:00am

Session 1 9:30am - 10:30am

Session 2 11:00am-12:00pm

 Q/A 30min 

Lunch 12:30 pm

Session 3  2:00pm - 3:00pm 

30 min Break 

Session 4 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Dinner 5:00pm

Night Service  7:00pm - 9:00pm 



Breakfast 8:00am

Session 5 9:00am -10:00am

Session 6 10:30am- 11:30am 


Venue check out 12:30 pm


Event program coming soon...

Eli Vega  

C: 626.806.5863


William Mendoza 

C: 909.268.5572


Amy Deras 

C: 323.270.0679


Office Contact 

SPDYM Office 

O: 626.968.5088 ext 412 


A: 614 S 5th Ave La Puente 91756 

Want to help?

Here's is how...

- Register before deadline (June 8). 

- Promote this event on your social media.

- Tell other Youth leaders  about this retreat.