PMBA Youth Ministry


The PMBA Youth Ministry is a group of Christ-focused churches with a diverse group of students and leaders who stay involved with many different activities throughout the year! From retreats to prayer services to mission events, our area youth ministries are committed to encouraging one another and serving our community for Christ.

Youth Fall Retreat

November 16-18, 2018
@ Ridgecrest Conference Center (website)
The highlight of our year is the Fall Retreat at Ridgecrest every November. For over 25 years, this has been a critical piece of the PMBA’s ministry to teenagers in our area. Over 300 youth and adult leaders gather the weekend before Thanksgiving each year to worship, grow, and fellowship together. We combine worship, Bible study, recreation, and fellowship events into a powerful weekend. Our worship speakers are some of the best in the nation and our worship team is made up of juniors and seniors from across our association. All churches are invited to attend this incredible event. You will find last year’s retreat video below. It will give you a glimpse into what the weekend looks like. Here is information on the one coming up this November.
Teenagers lives can be so difficult. Our fast-paced, ultra-competitive world magnifies the pressures our teenagers feel. Social media only intensifies these existing burdens. Many live with secrets and hidden sin that can make teenagers feel isolated and alone. Often under the intense desire to fit in, teenagers make decisions that lead to hurt, shame, and even sin.
Praise God there is freedom in Christ! During our retreat, this will be our goal. We will help our young people come to grips with those hidden secrets and bring them to the cross of Christ.
Students and adult leaders from Winston-Salem area churches
This weekend youth retreat will include youth-led worship, Bible study, spiritual formation, fellowship, sports tournaments and more.
November 16-18
Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC
  • Retreat cost is all-inclusive - comfortable lodging, 4 meals, worship, curriculum, t-shirt.
  • Early Bird Cost-$105 ($50/person non-refundable deposit by September 30)
  • Regular Cost-$115 ($60/person non-refundable deposit by October 15)
  • Permission Forms/Information Sheets/Balance due by November 1
  • Churches are to register their participants. We are unable to accept individual registrations.
  • Payments can be made by check (made out to Pilot Mountain Baptist Association) or by clicking the Buy Now button below. 
Retreat Cost (per person)
  • Each group should maintain a minimum of 1 adult to 6 youth ratio
  • Each group should provide 1 teacher for every 15 youth they bring; materials will be provided one month prior to the retreat.
Do you have questions?
Contact Jeff Allen by phone (336-978-4686) or email (!
Retreat Forms and Downloads:
Here are some important downloads for our Fall Retreat.
pdfInformation Flyer (for youth leader)
pdfParticipant Permission/Release Form (for all youth and adult participants)
pdfRetreat Schedule (a quick look at what is happening during the retreat)
Registration Spreadsheet (for the youth leader to gather group information)
xlsExcel version (to be completed on computer)
pdfPDF version (to be completed by hand)
pdfRegistration Checklist (important logistical information for the retreat)
Youth Response Team
The leadership team for the PMBA Youth Ministry is known as the Youth Response Team. The team is currently made up of the following youth leaders from around our area: Jeff Allen (College Park), Jason East (Robinhood Road), Justin Hernandez (Clemmons First), Travis McGuirt (Bethany), Daniel Parker (Quaker Gap), and T. Welch (Stanleyville),. The team welcomes ideas and input on how we can better serve each other and our community.

Fall Retreat 2016 Video

Here is a look at what we did at Ridgecrest for last year’s Fall Retreat: