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Practical Learning. Sabbath Rest. Collegial Support.

Join us for a four-day training experience for pastors, deacons, and church leaders that offers practical learning, Sabbath rest and collegial support.

Begins Tuesday, November 19 at with a “working noon lunch”, and ends Friday November 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Leading Well events offer a unique blend of “nuts and bolts” skill development along with worship, retreat, and sharing of best practices. Come and learn with and from your talented colleagues across the country.

  • Do you need to gain skills in staff and volunteer management?
  • Do you need to think through a strategic or staffing challenge in your congregation?
  • Do you need to be grounded in a sense of call, worship, retreat, and support from colleagues?
  • Do you need to all three and more? Keep reading!

 Learning Outcomes

  • Refine your capacity to work effectively with staff and volunteers.
  • Explore your gifts, strengths and values, and their implications for how you lead.
  • Practice what it means for you to live and lead well.
  • Learn ways to interpret your ministry context.
  • Take time for worship, prayer, rest and fellowship.

Leading Well Facilitators

Your facilitators for the Leading Well Learning Retreat include:

  • Jim LaDoux,Retreat Host, Facilitator & Coach
  • Matthew Short,Worship Leader & Chaplain
  • Tammy Devine, Facilitator, Worship Leader & Spirituality Coach
  • Michael Larson, Musician, Worship Leader

Learn more about Leading Well and the 3-year curriculum for the learning retreats at Leading Well.

Who would benefit from this experience?

  • Pastors who lead a ministry staff team.
  • Deacons and program staff who work with paid and volunteer team members.
  • Deacons and Health Ministers serving congregations to support wellness ministry initiatives.
  • Those who are newly called to lead a ministry team and are interested in sharpening their leadership skills.
  • Judicatory leaders seeking to support congregations in developing healthy cultures and systems.

Costs | What’s Included?

Individual registration costs include tuition for the event plus 3 nights lodging and 9 meals.  Begins Tuesday, Nov. 19 at noon, ends Friday Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Rates vary based on room occupancy, if you stay onsite, and if you are Siebert Grant recipient.

All Registrations: Do not contact Spirit in the Desert to register for the event. All event registrations go through Vibrant Faith

-or- by contacting Vibrant Faith | 877.239.2492 | hello@vibrantfaith.org

For early arrival, please make arrangements directly with Spirit in the Desert, (480) 488-5218 or cyndy@spiritinthedesert.org