“We are very excited!” says Jared Katke, pastor of Rock Church in Rockford, Illinois.
Katke is talking about the Midwest FCA pastors’ retreat set for the second week of October at the Green Lake Retreat Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. “We have great expectations that God is going to use this time,” he says. “The retreat is designed to refresh us, reconnect us, and recalibrate our hearts to the Lord.”
The beautiful setting of the Green Lake Retreat Center will serve as an appropriate backdrop for an intimate encounter with God. Also there to help pastors and leaders with this empowering encounter will be three outstanding speakers:
- Tom Flaherty, lead pastor of City Church in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Dave Nichols, evangelist, pastor, college professor, author, and founder of Heart of The Father Ministries.
- Dave Ogren, pastor , FCA elder, missionary, and U.S. director of Great Commission Media Ministries.
The retreat is ideally scheduled so pastors can arrive on Monday, October 9 (after completing their weekend responsibilities) and return home during the day on Wednesday, October 11. Besides the worship and teaching sessions, there will be ample time for relaxation—for both physical and emotional renewal. Some of the available activities to choose from include: golfing; hiking the trails; playing volleyball or disc golf; and renting a bicycle, boat, kayak, canoe, or paddle boat.
Registration for the retreat is $45 (go to www.rockchurch.net to register). Conference center rooms may be reserved for $110 per night by calling 920-294-3323 (be sure to mention “FCA Group”—and reserve your meals at the same time). You can arrive Sunday afternoon, a day early if you prefer, for the same rate as the retreat. More information about the retreat center can be found at glcc.org.