Refresh is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired.
Training credits and CEU’s are available for foster parents and professionals. Participants will be able to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to licensors.
“The worship was AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing the worship list, as I’m feeling like I’m back at Refresh but instead I’m in my kitchen.”
“The Refresh conference is a whirlwind of inspiration! Thank you for the best refreshment in town! I will be back and I’m bringing friends and family!”
“Just what I needed!!! I felt so well taken care of and encouraged. I ditched any guilt about taking care of myself so I can take care of my family!”
“What an amazing conference. I have been so impressed with this weekend. I have loved hearing the different points of views from families and the speakers.”
“Thank you to all who did so much so that we could be refreshed and learn! We loved it! God met us here and he touched our hearts. Thank you for facilitating that.”
“THANK YOU for every single very well thought out detail of Refresh! Both my husband and I loved it, got so much out of it, and left feeling refreshed.”
“For the last year, I have been operating under a dark cloud, just feeling hopeless. But the Son is shining today and my hope in the Lord has been renewed.”
“We came here completely burned out and questioning if we could even adopt our foster kids. You gave us a space where God could do a 180 in our hearts.”
“What a great and amazing weekend! It exceeded all my expectations, provided information we so desperately needed and sent us home renewed and hopeful!”
“It was awesome to attend the conference with my spouse, we never get to do things together. Thank you!”
Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA, specializes in the attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. She is also a nationally renowned speaker and author.
A dad of 3 (his youngest adopted from South Africa) and the lead pastor at Overlake Christian Church. Also authored Glorious Mess and Miles To Cross.
Senior Vice President for Academic Administration & Provost at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He also serves as the Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and speaks on the topics of parenting, marriage, men’s leadership, and adoption throughout the country.
Author of “Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul” and “Restless: Because You Were Made for More. Jennie is also the founder of the If Gathering, a uniquely practical Christian conference which gathers, equips and unleashes women to live out their purpose.
Take I-405 to Exit 20 (124th Street, Totem Lake), and take a left toward Redmond. Follow 124th Street 1.5 miles to Willows Road NE (7th stoplight). Turn right (south) onto Willows Road, and follow it past the Willows Run Golf Course. Take the first church entrance on the left.
Take Exit 18 (Kirkland-Redmond exit) east to Redmond. This exit puts you on NE 85th Street. Take NE 85th Street to 148th Avenue NE (the 7th traffic light). Turn left (north) onto 148th Avenue NE, and follow it to Willows Road NE. Turn left (north) onto Willows Road, and follow it for 0.5 miles. The church entrance is on the right.
You can take either SR-520 or I-90 from the west to the east, and head north on I-405. Take Exit 18 (Kirkland-Redmond exit) east to Redmond. This exit puts you on NE 85th Street. Take NE 85th Street to 148th Avenue NE (the 7th traffic light). Turn left (north) onto 148th Avenue NE, and follow it to Willows Road NE. Turn left (north) onto Willows Road, and follow it for 0.5 miles. The church entrance is on the right.
On Redmond Way, head west toward Kirkland. Turn right onto Willows Road NE, and follow it for 1 mile. The church entrance is on the right.