Agenda – Celebration of Ministry II 2015

Celebration of Ministry II: Renewed in Grace

Celebrating 10 Years of Public Ministry & Finding Strength for the Future

April 7-9, 2015 at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

 Other than joint opening and closing worship, all agenda items are unique to the 10 year retreat.

Tuesday, April 7

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Welcome & Overview of Agenda
Presenter: Daron Lindemann

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maximizing the blessing of your brothers & sisters in San Antonio and beyond
Presenter: Daron Lindemann

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always
(Part 1)
Presenter: Rich Gurgel

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Break & Prepare for Worship

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Communion Service
Preacher/presiding minister: Mark Zarling

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Break to walk to dinner/fellowship at restaurant

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship at Casa Rio
on the Riverwalk

Beverages sponsored in part by a generous donation from WLS Alumni

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner & Celebration of Ministry
at Casa Rio
Speaker: Rich Gurgel

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fellowship at Casa Rio

Wednesday, April 8

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Growing in Our Callings (first of two sessions)

Workshops for Spouses:

Caring for Ourselves to Care for Others: Body and Soul
Presenter: Sally Valleskey

Open Discussion on the Joys and Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife
Panel of Pastor’s Wives: Sue Bivens, Cara Lindemann, and Betsy Woldt

Workshops for Pastors:

Caring for Ourselves to Care for Others: Body and Soul
Presenter: Rick Loewen

Managing Ourselves in God’s Gift of Time
Presenter: Daron Lindemann

Workshop for Couples:

Is Your Marriage Surviving or Thriving
Presenter: Mark & Colette Zarling

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always
(Part 2)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Preparing for the Future I: Financial Challenges & Opportunities
Presenter: Verlyn & Kelly Hahn

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch on your own and enjoying the Riverwalk

Those planning to visit the Alamo on this day should note that guided tours are not available in the evening. This would be the time to do so.

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always
(Part 3)

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break to Workshops

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Growing in Our Callings (repeat of morning workshops)

5:15 p.m. – ????
Evening free for individual plans for dinner/fellowship/entertainment

Thursday, April 9

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always
(Part 4)

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Preparing for the Future II: Ministry Opportunities & Challenges in Coming Years!
Presenter: Daron Lindemann

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Prepare for Worship

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Closing Worship with Affirmation of Ordination Vows
Preacher/presiding minister: Rich Gurgel

Noon
Conclusion of retreat – check out

The Drury’s “Kick-Back” offers generous complementary food and beverages.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. A few each year have made this their Wednesday evening meal.