Winter Retreat

A Conference for Students & Leaders

Highland Lakes Camp | Spicewood, TX
February 2-3, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENS – October 3, 2023


Why Winter Retreat?

Grow in Your Spiritual Walk

Winter Retreat formerly Hot Hearts is a weekend designed to help students and leaders grow in their spiritual walks. You will be challenged with practical breakout sessions that will give you the tools you need to face the obstacles of our modern world. During the weekend, you will experience authentic worship, challenging teaching, & epic fun! Each morning will start with a Leaders Coffee Break & will conclude with a Late Night Hype event. You will leave here refreshed, renewed, & ready to take the Gospel back to your homes, schools & workplaces.

How to Prepare

What to Bring

If you are choosing to come to the full event, you should prepare for this as a retreat. You’ll want to pack clothes, toiletries, recreation clothes, your Bible, journal/notebook, a writing utensil, and any other personal items you may need for an overnight trip.

If you are choosing our Day Only Option, come prepared to take notes and bring your bible for the general sessions.

In both cases, the gift shop and snack shack will be open and you can pick up event merch like t-shirts, hoodies, and hats.

Tentative Schedule

What to Expect


6:00 pm | Check-in

7:15 pm | Doors Open

7:30 pm | General Session

9:30 pm | Late Night Hype – Snow Sledding


8:00 am | Breakfast

9:00 am | Morning Gathering

9:15 am | Breakout Session #1

10:15 am | Breakout Session #2

11:45 am | Lunch

12:45 pm – 3:00 pm | Recreation

3:30 pm | General Session 

Program Guests

Steven & Rachel Patterson
2024 Band
Bio Info

Steven and Rachel Patterson have been leading worship together now for over 16 years. They have co-written many worship songs through the years and have travelled the country leading worship at various youth camps, conferences, and other events. In 2012, Steven and Rachel moved to Houston and teamed up with Steven’s longtime friend Matt Roberson at The Met church. During this season they formed The MetCollective and continued to travel and lead worship with multiple other worship leaders. They have always had a passion to see students come alive in the gospel of Jesus. In 2018, Steven sensed a call to become a full-time Student Pastor and moved to his hometown of Wichita Falls where he oversees the Student and College ministry of First Baptist Church. Steven and Rachel currently reside in Wichita Falls with their three daughters.

Ronnie Hill
2024 Speaker
Bio Info

Ronnie has been preaching on the road for 23 years. Ronnie preaches an anointed but simple message of salvation and repentance; that it's the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that through His blood alone, we are saved. He is passionate about getting the Gospel out in all shapes, forms, ways, and sizes! Ronnie is married with one son.

Conference Fee

Full Conference - $90

Includes entry to all General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, 2 Meals, Recreation, & Activities

One Day - $40 (Saturday Only)

Includes entry to Saturday’s General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Breakfast & Lunch