Connecting with God and connecting with each other fuels us with passion, purpose and promise. In the most crucial times of Jesus' ministry, each time, we see him retreating to spend time alone with the father. The idea and practice of retreating in order to advance. At the start of a new youth work calendar, prioritising time away to focus on our own relationship and connection with God is vital. We seek connection before direction. We want the out-workings of our youth ministry to be shaped by the in-workings of His ministry.