Picture this: you and a small group of other pastors gather on a lakeshore in the spring. Over the course of a weekend, you hike on walking trails and paddle in a canoe or kayak, all while cultivating leadership skills, self-awareness, and spiritual development.
Leading a church is challenging; why not have a restorative, peaceful, and enlightening event to look forward to that will provide you with opportunities to explore your personality and identify your strengths?
New Church Ministry invites Leadership Academy graduates from the last two years to join our inaugural Leaders’ Retreat. We will host the event at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center in Lake Tahoe from Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27, 2022. All attendees are expected to arrive on Thursday, March 24.
This in-person getaway will combine quiet/alone time, team-building with fellow leaders, and guidance from the New Church Ministry Team and coaches, as well as a spiritual director.
Space is limited to ten individuals – the registration period opens on Thursday, December 16, 2021.
The registration fee of US $300 includes programming, lodging, and meals.
Our ministry is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome all interested candidates, including new church planters and pastors of existing congregations, to apply.
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman is Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco. She is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor with over 30 years of experience in Parish Ministry and Spiritual Direction. She graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She has served as a chaplain, as the solo pastor of a rural church and in large urban settings. Annie loves music, is learning to play the concertina and singing. She also loves to cook, garden, read and watch British Mysteries She lives in Berkeley, CA with her wife of 18 years, two dogs and four cats. They have four grown children.
Rev. Dr. Trey Flowers has been serving on the staff of Disciples congregations for more than twenty years, including his current role as Senior Minister at Beargrass Christian Church.
As an Enneagram Type 7 (“The Enthusiast”), Trey gets energized by helping others learn the Enneagram for personal, professional, and congregational transformation. His training began more than 10 years ago after first learning the system from Suzanne Stabile and has expanded since then to become an Enneagram teacher himself in congregational workshops and provide Enneagram-based consulting for staff teams. More recently, Trey wrote his doctoral project on how the Enneagram can be used as a tool for effective preaching across the diverse perspectives of each personality type likely present in the pews each week.