By the power of God and for God’s glory, Come before Winter exists to renew, equip, honor, and unite women and men in ministry around the world.

Our renewals are geared toward renewing servant leaders, mentors, and ministers who by the nature of their daily service may become susceptible to fatigue, discouragement, even burnout. Each renewal is offered free of charge for those who apply and are accepted. Our generous donors cover all costs except for travel to and from the event and spending money.


  • We offer renewals for men and women in ministry around the world. We define “men and women in ministry” as missionaries, ministers, and church leaders, including anyone who oversees a ministry, either in a church or in the non-profit world of ministry, as well as those who partner in ministry or church leadership with their husbands or wives (e.g., the spouse of a minister or elder). We serve those whose ministry roles involve the day in, day out responsibility of mentoring others in God’s church and whose dedication to ministry consumes a major portion of their time and effort.
  • In recruiting our teams, we bring together and send a group of spiritually mature servants, each with a variety of gifts in teaching, encouraging, counseling, leading praise, and administration, each willing to put themselves, their own personal preferences, and needs aside.
  • We host renewals that span five days, in which we provide opportunities for participants to share needs, make and renew friendships, and practice the spiritual disciplines of study, prayer, worship, and reflection.
  • We go to serve men and women; we leave behind brothers and sisters.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions if you are interested in applying for a renewal and want to know more about what to expect. 

When & Where:

Click through the Prezi below to see all the places that we’ve been since our start in 2001. The presentation is arranged by regions of the world, showing the countries we have traveled to in that region.

Upcoming Renewals

Women’s renewal: Africa
Location: near Nairobi, Kenya

June 19-23, 2023

Men’s renewal
Location TBD

Summer 2024

Women’s renewal
Location TBD

Spring 2024

If you are interested in applying for one of these renewals,
please provide your contact information below, and we will contact you as soon as we can.


Heart change and inner renewal will surely have an impact on my relationships, attitude and the ministry I’d like to start…

Women’s renewal, Russia 2016