“The Phoenix Fill Up”

April 23-26, 2019

Dear Pastor,

Skip the conference this year and invest in your heart and soul. Imagine sunny skies, palm trees, new experiences, long meals, and deep fire pit discussions. These four days will be full of them!

There’s been a lot of buzz about the challenges of being a pastor in recent months. It’s a challenging and complex vocation that can take a toll on us. The realities of ministry can leave us feeling lonely and lead us toward isolation. Barna reports that over 1/3 of pastors are at significant risk of burnout, but only 1/3 of pastors are highly satisfied with their friendships. We need to pursue deep friendships if we are going to lead healthy and go the distance.

What if you could trade the overwhelming feelings of the national leadership conference for a community of like-hearted friends around a table? Imagine yourself having formative ministry conversations around the pool, on the patio and across the table. We will get practical about crucial aspects of pastoring without the rush of a conference schedule.


Apply Now!





Meet your Hosts

Alan Briggs- Guide
Michael Larson-Curator

This ridiculously refreshing experience comes with…

  • High-end food and drinks
  • Lodging in a beautiful home
  • Unique connective experiences
  • Guided discussions through Stay Forth Designs core principles of health and impact 
  • Devotional sessions from high-capacity practitioners
  • Private Facebook group for interaction
  • Two online group debrief sessions to follow
  • Stay Forth Designs toolkit with full usage rights

Once you land we’ll cover the rest!


We have various pricing options based on the sleeping arrangement. A 50% deposit is due upon acceptance. The second half is due April 15th. Participants receive a 10% discount for referring another participant.

  • Queen bed in private room with balcony $2,000. (1 slot)
  • Single bed in shared room $1,700. (2 slots)
  • Air mattress in open room $1,400. (3 slots)


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Who is Stay Forth Designs?

We are a team of leaders, pastors, coaches, counselors, consultants and content creators who help leaders experience health and impact. We coach leaders, speak to groups, consult with teams and create various types of content.

Why is Stay Forth Designs leading these experiences?

We see a massive need for pastors to develop long-lasting friendships with other pastors who can understand key aspects of their lives. Life-giving friendships are lacking among most Christian leaders, and we want to help provide those. We also believe extracting leaders from their context helps them to get a clear picture of how they are living and leading. How can we forget; we need to have fun! We grow when we’re having fun.

Who can apply?

Any pastor or church planter. This is a male only experience. Experiences for females are coming in the near future!

What’s the point?

Building trusting relationships, having fun, reflecting on ministry and ingesting key leadership principles that lead pastors toward health and longevity as a leader.

Who is leading this?

Alan Briggs, our founder, and Lead Creative is guiding this experience. He is a pastor, author, coach, consultant and dad of four. Michael Larson will curate this. He is a pastor, writer, business leader, and coach. He loves curating connective experiences.

What is lodging like?

Home base will be a large home near Gilbert, Arizona with ideal spaces to connect and relax. This includes walking trails, a pool, hot tub, fire pit, and patio.

Will there be teaching sessions?

We will host a few guest devotionals and Q&A sessions from high-capacity practitioners. Alan will also guide several discussions with key principles from his book The Right-Side up Leader.

Is there any pre-work?

Yes. Participants need to invest time thinking about several questions ahead of time and come ready to discuss.

What will this feel like?

This won’t feel like any leadership experience you’ve ever experienced. Imagine a hybrid between a strategic leadership retreat, a long dinner after a conference and a guys weekend.

How will we get all the information we need?

Our team will contact you within a week. If you are accepted you will receive an invoice for half the payment and a timeline with next steps.

What will happen after this experience?

Hopefully, participants will experience more freedom and joy in ministry. Participants will interact as desired in the private Facebook group and meet for two pre-scheduled Zoom calls to share the next steps they are applying since the experience.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Are you ready for your the most fun leadership development experience of the year?


Then Apply Now!

Contact our team at hello@stayforth.com