Agenda – Celebration of Ministry I 2019

Celebration of Ministry I: Begun in Grace

Celebrating a Good Start in Public Ministry &
Providing Encouragement for the Future

April 24 – 26, 2019, at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

Other than joint opening and closing worship, all agenda items are unique to the Year 3 retreat.

Wednesday, April 24

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Meet & Greet Mixer for pastors and wives from all four retreats

1:45 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Welcome, Agenda Overview & Making the Most of the Blessing of Your Brothers and Sisters
Presenter: Rich Gurgel

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Break to Bible study

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
On Being Christ’ Ambassador – Lessons at the Burning Bush (with constant reference to 1 & 2 Timothy) (Part 1)
Presenter: Mark Paustian

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break & Prepare for Worship

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Communion Service
Preacher: Charles Degner

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy Fellowship and Beverages at Drury Kickback Hour

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Arrive for Dinner at Rio Plaza
(245 E Commerce Street – between St Mary’s and Navarro on the Riverwalk)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Celebration of Ministry at Rio Plaza
Speaker: Don Patterson

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fellowship continues at Rio Plaza

Thursday, April 25

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The Endless Balancing Act of Wearing Many Hats – Finding God’s Grace Where They Meet!
Presenter: Mark Gabb

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
On Being Christ’s Ambassador – Lessons at the Burning Bush (with constant reference to 1 & 2 Timothy) (Part 2)

11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own and enjoying the Riverwalk

(Verlyn & Kelly Hahn from Hahn Financial are available to meet with those who would like to speak with them.)

Note: those planning to visit the Alamo should note that guided tours are not available in the evening. This could be a time to take such a tour.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
On Being Christ’s Ambassador – Lessons at the Burning Bush (with constant reference to 1 & 2 Timothy) (Part 3)

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Endless Balancing Act of Wearing Many Hats – Finding God’s Grace Where They Meet!
Separate discussion for married pastors led by Mark Gabb
Separate discussion for wives led by Angela Gabb
Separate discussion for single pastors led by Abe Degner

5:30 p.m – ?
Evening free for individual plans for dinner/fellowship/entertainment

Friday, April 26

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
On Being Christ’s Ambassador – Lessons at the Burning Bush (with constant reference to 1 & 2 Timothy) (Part 4)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Preparing for the Future: Ministry Opportunities & Challenges in Coming Years!
Presenter: Rich Gurgel

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Prepare for Worship

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Worship with Affirmation of Ordination Vows
Preacher/presiding minister: Rich Gurgel

Noon
Conclusion of Retreat

Printable Agenda

The Drury’s Kickback Hour offers generous complimentary food and beverages. It begins at 5:30 p.m.
(A few each year have made this their Thursday evening meal.)