Agenda – Celebration of Ministry III 2019

Celebration of Ministry III: Excelling in Grace

Celebrating 25 Years of Public Ministry &
Finding Strength for the Future

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

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 Bothers 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.
Stand Firm in the True Grace of God: A Study of 1 Peter (Part 1)
Presenter: Mark Zarling

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
(425 East 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.
Stand Firm in the True Grace of God: A Study of 1 Peter (Part 2)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Growing in Our Callings (first of two sessions)

Workshop for Spouses:
Recognizing Your Gifts & Maximizing Their Use: Serving from Strength Inside & Outside the Congregation
Presenter: Kathie Wendland

Workshop for Pastors:
OH, WHAT GRACE HAS DONE!
Presenter: Darron Lindemann

Workshops for Couples:
Financial Stewardship and Retirement Income
Presenters: Verlyn & Kelly Hahn

Filling the Empty Nest
Presenters: Don and Mary Patterson

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

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.
Growing in Our Callings (second session)

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break to Bible Study

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Stand Firm in the True Grace of God: A Study of 1 Peter (Part 3)

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

Friday, April 26

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Stand Firm in the True Grace of God: A Study of 1 Peter (Part 4)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Preparing for the Future: Make the Last Two Decades of Ministry Your Strongest!
Presenter: Darron Lindemann

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.)