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Is your congregation reaching its full potential?

Increase your emotional intelligence and gain greater self-acceptance and appreciation of others. Decode hidden messages unintentionally delivered through worship and ministries of the church which reinforce a stuck culture. Work with a trained mentor to turn insight into action. Empower a congregational leadership team with new hope and awareness.

HIW

  • Broaden your ability to get along with people who would normally drive you crazy!
  • Uncover the unspoken messages communicated to the congregation that hamper people’s spiritual growth.
  • Reduce the unintentional dynamics at play in your congregation that prevent change from occurring.
  • Dramatically increase the number of people actively engaged in ministry.
  • Disarm bullies and manage conversations with strong-willed individuals.
  • Improve your church’s finances by learning how to tap into people’s natural motivators for giving.
  • Boost your confidence to live out your calling well, even in a congregation that seems like a bad fit.
  • Experience renewed energy for ministry!

 

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PLEASE NOTE:  Plan on arriving 1 hour early for onsite retreats and 30 minutes early for retreats where you are staying at a separate hotel.  This will allow you time to check into your room and be ready to start at stated opening retreat start time.  Thank you!

 

2019 – 2020 COHORTS

NEW ENGLAND – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2019 – May 2020

  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Dates/times coming soon.

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WYOMING – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2019 – May 2020

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, September 12, noon, to Saturday, September 14, 11am, in Denver, Colorado, location TBD.
  • Closing retreat:  Tuesday, May 5, noon, to Thursday, May 7, 11am, at the Best Western Plus, in Casper, Wyoming.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Dates/times coming soon.

 

 

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2018 – 2019 COHORTS

NEW MEXICO – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

August 2018 – May 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, August 23, noon, to Saturday, August 25, noon, at Kingswood UMC in Clovis, New Mexico.
  • Closing retreat:  Monday, June 10, 2019, 10am to 5pm, and Tuesday, June 11, 9am to noon, at St John’s UMC, 2626 Arizona St NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Participants staying overnight will primarily be staying at the Crowne Plaza.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Wednesday of the month, 2 to 4pm MT.  Online group meeting dates:  October 17, 2018, November 19 (due to Thanksgiving), December 19, January 16, 2019, February 20, March 20, April 24 (moved out due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.

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OKLAHOMA – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

August 2018 – May 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Wednesday, August 29, noon, to Friday, August 31, noon, at Canyon Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Wednesday of the month, 8-10am MT.  Online group meeting dates:  October 17, 2018, November 19 (due to Thanksgiving), December 19, January 16, 2019, February 20, March 20, April 24 (moved out a week due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.

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IOWA – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2018 – June 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Wednesday, September 5, 10am, to Friday, September 7, 11:30am, at Pictured Rocks Camp in Monticello, Iowa.
  • Closing retreat:  Tuesday, June 4, starting at 10am to Wednesday, June 5, noon, Pictured Rocks Camp in Monticello.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Wednesday of the month, 12 to 2pm CT.  Online group meeting dates:  October 17, 2018, November 19 (due to Thanksgiving), December 19, January 16, 2019, February 20, March 20, April 24 (moved out due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.

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NEW ENGLAND – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2018 – May 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, September 27, noon, to Saturday, September 29, noon, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine.
  • Closing retreat:  Tuesday, May 14, noon, to Thursday, May 16, 10:30am, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Tuesday of the month, 11am to 1pm MT (1pm to 3pm ET).  Online group meeting dates:  October 16, 2018, November 20, December 18, January 15, 2019, February 19, March 19, April 23 (moved out a week due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.
  • Note that this year’s Opening and Closing retreat costs are generously covered by a New England partner in leadership development.

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WYOMING – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2018 – May 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, September 20, noon  to Saturday, September 22, noon, at Best Western Plus in Casper, Wyoming.  Use room block code “Culture of Renewal” for special rates if booking lodging.
  • Closing retreat:  Wednesday, May 29, 1pm to Friday, May 31, 11:30am, at Best Western Plus in Casper, Wyoming.  If staying at the Best Western, use room block code “Culture of Renewal” when you call to receive a discounted rate.  Discounted rate ends May 13.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Tuesday of the month, 2-4pm MT.  Online group meeting dates:  October 16, 2018, November 20, December 18, January 15, 2019, February 19, March 19, April 23 (moved out a week due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.

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WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

October 2018 – May 2019

  • Closing retreat:  Thursday, May 2, noon to Saturday, May 4, 11:00am at the High Pastures Christian Retreat and Conference Center, 290 Kings Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina.  Accommodations will be in the Laurel Lodge; and the closest airport for those flying in is Asheville.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Tuesday of the month, 8am to 10am MT (10am to noon ET).  Online group meeting dates:  October 16, 2018, November 20, December 18, January 15, 2019, February 19, March 19, April 23 (moved out a week due to Holy Week.)  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.

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WEST OHIO – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

October 2018 – 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, October 11, 10am, to Saturday, October 13, noon, at The Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45230. Cohort will meet in Conference Room 186.
  • Closing retreat:  Tuesday, May 21, 1pm to Thursday, May 23,11am  in the Schott Pavilion at the Jesuit Spiritual Center, 5361 S Milford Road, in Milford.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Thursday of the month, 9-11am MT (11am – 1pm ET).  Online group meeting dates:  October 18, 2018, November 15, December 20, January 17, 2019, February 21, March 21, and April 25.  You’ll need an internet connection, a webcam and a phone.