ALIGN is about taking time out of our schedules and coming together as youth pastors/leaders of Ohio. We want ALIGN to be ENCOURAGING by connecting with others, REFRESHING with times of ministry, and EQUIPPING with practical tools to apply in youth ministry.

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Event Information

$55 per person

**includes overnight stay at Hickory Lodge (Bunkhouse style and must bring linens) // Meals Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch // Retreat Gifts

— OR —

$70 per person 

**includes overnight stay at Beechnut (2 queen bed private room) // Meals Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch // Retreat Gifts


Heartland Conference and Retreat Center

Address: 3201 County Rd 225, Marengo, OH 43334

Event Schedule


10am-4pm Relational Meetings:

We encourage you to make time to meet with other youth pastors you may have met at OYM events, meet with the Nate Ortiz (Network Youth Director),

4pm-6pm New Youth Pastors Connection:

All new youth pastors to OYM are welcomed to attend this meeting to spend time with our Network Youth Director as well as with other new youth pastors. You will be able to ask questions and hear more about the direction of OYM and how you can be a part.

— 6pm-7pm Dinner —

7pm Worship and Prayer Time

9pm Hangout    


9am-9:30am Breakfast:

9:30am-10:30am Session w/ Pastor John:

10:30am-10:45am Break:

10:45am-12pm Round Table Discussion:

12pm-12:30pm Lunch:

12:30-2pm Breakout Sessions:

–2pm-2:30pm Break–

2:30pm-4pm OYM Calendar Strategy

4pm Dismissal

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