Refresh Your Spirit. Renew Your Purpose.

October 15–18, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton | Amelia Island, Florida


You’re cordially invited to join the SIM ministry family for a weekend of insight, inspiration, and impact on lovely Amelia Island. These four days are your chance to get away from the demands of life, to surround yourself with men and women who share your faith and heart for the kingdom, and to rest in the presence of the Lord.

Plus, you’ll get an inspiring look at where the last 126 years of faith and ministry have brought SIM. You’ll see how we’re responding to need, proclaiming the gospel, and equipping the Church across the globe today. And you’ll get an exclusive look at our vision to continue breaking new ground and reaching the least reached.

To learn more, or if you already plan to join us, just call 855-549-5522. Or you may register by completing our online form.

Special Guests

Max Lucado

Author of Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God

Every trade book Max Lucado has written during the last 30 years began as a sermon series for his home church in San Antonio, Texas. His encouraging words flow from the heart of a pastor. Through sermons, books, articles, and media interviews, he seeks to relate the promises of God to every person, wherever they are, regardless of the burdens they carry. His best-selling books have sold 100 million copies across 54 languages worldwide.

Max was dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, and Reader’s Digest called him “The Best Preacher in America.” The New York Times has named Max one of the most influential leaders in social media. He has been featured on numerous media outlets including USA Today, “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” NPR, CNN, and “Fox & Friends.” Countless people enjoy his poetic storytelling and homespun humor.

Max and Denalyn live in San Antonio. They have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

Laurie Short

Laurie Short is a speaker, author, and part of the teaching team at Oceanhills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA. She has spoken to over 500,000 people at conferences, colleges, and churches around the country, and she is the co-founder of SheGrowsConference—a cross generational women’s conference to promote and equip mentoring relationships.

Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and has recently authored three books: 40 verses to Ignite your Faith: Surprising insights on Unexpected Passages (April 2019), When Changing Nothing Changes Everything (May 2017) and Finding Faith in the Dark (August 2014), as well as 14 books for youth and youth workers.

Laurie has been featured on Focus on the Family, PBS, and World Magazine. She has been in ministry for 30 years and has served on staff at four churches. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere, and stepson Jordan. Follow Laurie on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @lauriepshort, and find speaking clips and information about Laurie’s ministry at

Brenton Brown & The Worship Republic

Brenton Brown, born in South Africa, is a Christian songwriter and worship leader. He is regarded as one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. He’s the writer of worship songs like Lion and the Lamb, Everlasting God, Lord Reign in Me, Your Love is Amazing, Hosanna, Our God Saves and many more.

Brenton has recorded five solo albums and participated in hundreds of compilation projects. Brenton leads worship at home and around the world with his band the Brenton Brown Band. Brenton received his first Grammy Award nomination for ‘Soul on Fire’ that was co-written and recorded by Third Day. Brenton holds a B.A. from the University of Cape Town and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University with a Masters in Politics and Philosophy and a post graduate Diploma in Theology from Wycliffe Hall. Currently, he serves as Worship Pastor at Vintage Church in Santa Monica.


Southern charm, magnificent scenery, and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle ambiance of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort. Located on 13 miles of pristine coastline, this North Florida resort is the perfect place to rest, refocus, and replenish. Revel in the stunning coastal views revealed from the private balcony of luxurious accommodations, soak in serenity at the on-site spa, indulge in fine dining, or play 18 holes on the private golf course, lined with ancient, moss-covered oaks.


To register online for President’s Weekend, click the link below and complete the form. A SIM team member will be in contact with you to confirm your registration. We look forward to a weekend of worship and prayer with you!