Don’t miss our Men’s Retreat the weekend of March 6-8, 2020 at Camp Allen. Join us for a weekend of fun, food, study, and Christian fellowship. Our 2020 retreat speaker is Jim Stern.

  • Early Bird Registration — Deadline February 14, 2020!
    Double Occupancy — $250/person
    Single Occupancy — $395/person
  • Regular Registration — Beginning February 15
    Double Occupancy  — $275/person
    Single Occupancy — $420/person


Jim Stern

Jim is the founder of Trexo and the leader of CORE, a disciple making movement in Houston, Texas. From the time he was saved at 26, God has brought men into his life to disciple him. Throughout his life in Christ, Jim has intentionally trained people to walk with Jesus. After serving on church staffs and pastoring for eleven years, God called Jim to devote his life to discipling people. In 2010, Jim launched CORE, a disciple-making movement in Houston. As of January 2014, CORE has:

  • 50 people in full time discipleship
  • Two churches - CORE Midtown and CORE East End
  • Movements in Nicaragua - Masaya and Jinotega

In 2013, Trexo was separated out of CORE to give Jim, and others, a platform to equip other ministries to more effectively make reproducing disciples. Jim also developed and wrote The Way of Rest.  is a method of walking in relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is the method he uses to walk with God and to train others in. Through his background being discipled, his years of discipling others, and his years of discipling people so that they can disciple others, Jim is uniquely positioned to equip others to do the same. Jim has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech and a Master's Degree in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wonderful wife Brooke and their two children, Collin and Claire.

photo by the Rev. Greg Buffone, deacon