Celebration of Ministry IV: Remaining in Grace
Celebrating 35 Years of Public Ministry &
Beginning to Plan for New Forms of Service in Retirement
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.
Christ Is All You Need – a Study of Paul’s Letter to the Church at Colossae (Part 1)
Presenter David Valleskey
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break & Prepare for Worship
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
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.
Christ Is All you Need – a Study of Paul’s Letter to the Church at Colossae (Part 2)
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Growing in Our Callings and Anticipating New Callings (first of two sessions)
Retirement Planning Checklist: Housing, Healthcare, and Retirement Income
Presenters: Verlyn and Kelly Hahn
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 and Anticipating New Callings (second of two sessions)
It’s Time To Say It: Retirement is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place
Presenters: Forrest and Sue Bivens
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break to Bible Study
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Christ Is All You Need – a Study of Paul’s Letter to the Church at Colossae (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.
Christ Is All You Need – a Study of Paul’s Letter to the Church at Colossae (Part 4)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Making the Closing Years of Ministry Your Best as Pastor and Pastors Wife: Leveraging Wisdom Despite Decreased Energy
Presenter: Charles Degner
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
Conclusion of Retreat
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.)