Agenda – Celebration of Ministry II 2018

Celebration of Ministry II: Renewed in Grace

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

April 18-20, 2018 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.

Wednesday, April 18

2:00 p.m. –  2:45 p.m.
Meet & Greet Mixer for pastors and wives from all four retreats

2:45 p.m. –  3:20 p.m.
Welcome, Agenda Overview &
Making the Most of the Blessing
Of Your Brothers and Sisters
Presenter:  Rich Gurgel

3:20 p.m. –   3:30 p.m.
Break to Bible study

3:30 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Part 1)
Presenter:  Rich Gurgel

4:30 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Break & Prepare for Worship

5:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.
Communion Service
Preacher:  David Valleskey

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

6:30 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.
Fellowship at Casa Rio
(430 Commerce – between Commerce and Market on the Riverwalk)

Beverages sponsored in part by a gift from WLS Alumni

7:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Celebration of Ministry at Casa Rio
Speaker:  Rich Gurgel

8:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Fellowship continues at Casa Rio

Thursday, April 19

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Growing in Our Callings (first of two sessions)

Workshop for Spouses:
Friendly Fire:  Loving the People in Your Church
Presenter:  Valerie Johnson

A Conversation with Your Sisters in Ministry
Presenter: Karen Mattek

Workshop for Pastors:
Managing Ourselves in God’s Gift of Time
Presenter:  Jeremy Mattek

Workshops for Couples:
Financial Stewardship and the Time Value of Money
Presenters:  Verlyn & Kelly Hahn

The Power of One
Presenter:  Joe Johnson

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Part 2)

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

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

3:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Part 3)

4:00 p.m. –  4:20 p.m.
Break to Workshops

4:20 p.m. –  5:35 p.m.
Growing in Our Callings (repeat of morning workshops)

5:35 p.m. – ????
Evening free for individual plans for dinner/fellowship/entertainment

Friday, April 20

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Part 4)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

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

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 – check out

Printable Agenda

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