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MYR | Missional Youth Retreat

Stay tuned for the extra special 2022 Pre-NYG event, Before All Things being held at Concordia University Texas.

A week for students to discover, experience, and focus on their vocation, purpose, and passion

Students will spend five days participating in an experiential program that focuses on Christian leadership, service, and vocation. Not only that, but they will also be empowered and encouraged to discover their own gifts and talents as well as how they can serve the world in which we live.

  • Discover your calling.
  • Experience your purpose.
  • Focus on your passion.

REGISTER NOW

Apply to Be a College Counselorfor Before All Things!

College Leader requirements:

  • One year out of high school
  • Attend church regularly for the past 6 months
  • Attended MYR as a participant (if not a CTX student)
  • Letter of reference from one church member
  • Participate in any required training before the event
  • Interview through video call or in-person

Interested in helping change lives? Email Dr. Grant Carey at grant.carey@concordia.edu for details.

  • Event Information

    What is Before All Things?
    MYR is a Missional Youth Retreat that is hosted by Concordia University Texas to encourage students to discover their calling, experience their purpose, and focus on their passion. Along with that, they will be serving the greater Austin area as well as joining in fellowship with Lutheran high schoolers from all over.

    Who is Before All Things for?
    MYR is open to all students who will be entering 9th grade through recently graduated 12th graders who have expressed interest and/or demonstrated interest in the field of ministry. While students don't need to serve in a church to fulfill this calling, this conference will help students discern their purpose and passion.

    What does a typical week at Before All Things look like?
    Students arrive on Sunday evening for five spiritual days discovering, experiencing, and focusing on their vocation, purpose, and passion. Registration happens on Sunday evening followed by community building and opening worship that will set the tone for the rest of the conference. Throughout the rest of the week, students will experience a variety of ministry opportunities. They will have the opportunity to learn what it means to serve the body of Christ both in the church and other ministry organizations. Each day will consist of powerful worship, meaningful Bible study, and hands-on service learning opportunities. Students will ultimately be faced with the theme, Among the Nations. Learning and spiritual growth will be centered on a small group style with a professional church worker to facilitate learning and sharing on a more personal level.

    How much does it cost?
    Most of the conference expenses are covered by a grant from the Woltmann foundation to Concordia University Texas. Registration has been set at $25.00 and may be completed online through the registration process. Registration includes all meals, accommodations, events, and MYR apparel.

  • Registration

    Registration is open to all students who would like to learn how to live missionally.

    Registration is $25.00 per attendee.

    For more information, please email myr@concordia.edu.

    Students Register Here

  • Schedule of Events

    2022 schedule coming soon!

    2021 Schedule
    Sunday, June 6
    6:00 pm Check In
    7:00 pm Dinner
    8:00 pm Games Mingling
    9:00 pm Worship
    10:00 pm Group Time
    11:00 pm Free Time
    Monday, June 7
    8:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am Worship
    10:00 am Small Group
    11:00 am Ministry Panel
    12:00 pm Lunch w/Admissions Panel
    1:00 pm Service Project
    4:00 pm Return to Campus
    4:30 pm Night Life Activity/Dinner
    8:00 pm Worship
    9:00 pm Small Group
    10:00 pm Free Time
    Tuesday, June 8
    8:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am Worship
    10:00 am Small Group
    11:00 am Service Project
    12:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm Service Project
    3:00 pm Afternoon Activity
    6:30 pm Dinner
    8:00 pm Worship
    9:00 pm Small Group
    10:00 pm Free Time
    Wednesday, June 9
    8:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am Worship
    10:00 am Small Group
    11:00 am Service Project
    12:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm Service Project
    3:00 pm Afternoon Activity
    6:30 pm Dinner
    8:00 pm Worship
    9:00 pm Small Group
    10:00 pm Free Time
    Thursday, June 10
    8:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am Worship
    10:00 am Small Group
    11:00 am Closing
    12:00 pm Parent Pick-Up