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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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Registration Now Open For the Following Groups

 

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!

 

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, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 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, location TBD.
  • Closing retreat:  May 7 to 9, 2019. Location TBD.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Tuesday of the month, 8am to 10am MT (9am to 11am CT).  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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IOWA – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

September 2018 – June 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Wednesday, September 5, to Friday, September 7, at Pictured Rocks Camp in Monticello, Iowa.
  • Closing retreat:  Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7, 2019.
  • 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:  May 14-16, 2019, 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,  to Saturday, September 22 at Best Western Plus in Casper, Wyoming.
  • Closing retreat:  May 29-31, 2019.
  • 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 – 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Tuesday, October 2, to Thursday, October 4, location TBD.
  • Closing retreat:  2019, dates and location TBD.
  • 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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WEST OHIO – PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

October 2018 – 2019

  • Opening retreat:  Thursday, October 11, to Saturday, October 13, location TBD.
  • Closing retreat:  May 21-23, 2019, location TBD.
  • Monthly online group meetings between retreats:  Third Thursday of the month, 9-11am MT.  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.