“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3


It is 4CM’s vision to see a generation of youth rise up to be passionate followers of Christ. Our desire is to see youth who are firmly planted in their identities in Christ to transform and impact the world, living out the plans that God has in store for them. To carry out our vision, 4CM partners with local ministries and churches to hold a 3-4 day annual retreat with staff and youth from all around the United States including: Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, and New York. Our retreats have multiple speakers from all over the nation, seminars, and a range of ministries and churches that partner with us.

We have witnessed God moving powerfully in the hearts of today’s youth as many have experienced the transforming love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Every year, we have different retreat themes that biblically emphasize different aspects of our identities in Christ. For the past few years, our most recent themes include: In Your Freedom, Radical Love, Stained by His Love, and In Spirit and In Truth.


We believe that a genuine encounter with Jesus will never leave an individual the same. The love of Christ can restore, heal, and revive hearts that were defeated from placing their identities in things other than Christ. We believe that as the youth have a genuine encounter with the love of Christ, they will not only know but also live out the reality that their identities are wholly and completely rooted in Him.
We do not solely envision an encounter with the love of Christ, but we desire to empower the youth to serve their local churches, families and schools. We believe that the youth are fully component ministers of Christ who are fully capable of advancing God’s kingdom.
We desire for all attendees not only to encounter the love of Jesus but also to be equipped to live out their faith in their everyday lives. It is our hope to equip every soldier of Christ with the full armor of God to advance God’s kingdom. Through the messages, activities and seminars we aim for every attendee to be thoroughly equipped to walk out their salvation.


“I encountered the living God for the first time at Identity Retreat 2009. Starting at a very young age, I battled with many insecurities and fears, struggling with my self-worth and constantly seeking my identity in others. That retreat, Jesus told me who I truly was–a daughter of the Most High King through what Christ did on Calvary. I began to walk with God and saw how Jesus flipped my world upside down; I surrendered my life to Christ and never looked back. I am worthy because His blood has made me worthy!”

– Miya Joo, Biola University

“Identity is not only a place to find myself in God, but a place to find my life’s purpose in Him. This Identity retreat, God fueled passions in my heart that He has given me. He reminded me that I CAN do it, and that He PROMISES to be with me until the end of ages (Matthew 28:20). His love casts all fears that I had built up inside and sets me free in worship.”

– Angela Jeong, California State University, Fullerton


Our retreats usually take place in the winter and spring seasons depending on location. If you would like to bring a group from your local church or ministry to an Identity Retreat near you, or join a local group to attend an Identity Retreat please contact us at

Identity Retreats 2017

  • California Identity Retreat: December 26 – 28

  • New York Identity Retreat: December 27 – 30

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