Pastor & Ministry Leader Retreat
Who is the retreat for?
The retreat is for anyone desiring to connect with God on a deeper level. The weekend is specifically set aside as a space for rest and refreshment for pastors, ministry leaders, and their spouses. Staff members of churches and non-profit ministries are welcome.
When is the retreat?
It begins with dinner on Monday, May 31, 2021 and goes through lunch on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Jesus often withdrew to out-of-the-way places to pray.
What will we be doing?
Our focus for the weekend will be hearing from God and connecting with each other. There will be times of worship, prayer, surrender, communion, and fellowship. We will spend intentional time in the scriptures individually and prayer communally. Our goal is to provide a unique time encountering God in which we will all be enriched, refreshed, and renewed.
Where will it be?
Aldersgate Retreat Center is located in Turner, Oregon. Beginning with dinner on Monday, all meals will be provided. You are welcome to bring snacks for yourself and to share.
an environment to hear from God and
to spiritually interact with and encourage others
Monday, May 31st
About the Surrender Service
Throughout our walk with the Lord, there are key times when He invites us to give up burdens that have been weighing us down. These can be old lies, negative identities, idols, unhealthy relationships, or many other things. A Surrender Service is an amazing time to do some house cleaning, either literally or symbolically.
At the service, each person has the opportunity to bring an item that represents one of those burdens. They will share about the item they are surrendering, the burden it represents, and how surrendering it will bring freedom in their life. Then their brothers and sisters come and pray for God’s movement in that act of surrender. There is amazing joy at obeying God in the loving presence of others.
Examples of items surrendered include mementos of unhealthy relationships, alcohol, items representing an old identity or way of living, and anything else representing a burden. Items will not be returned. Prayerfully consider how you will participate in this evening.
What do I bring?
The accommodations are hotel-style rooms with a private bathroom and linens and towels provided. However, the following items will help you have an enjoyable experience:
How much does it cost?
$149/person for dual occupancy room
$99/person for senior pastors or executive directors and their spouses
add $15/person for single occupancy
Please contact us if you need a scholarship.