First Call Theological Education
There will be 3 overnight meetings a year for all rostered ministers in first call. In 2018 the dates and times are as follows:
1) January 15-16 @ St. Benedict Retreat Center, Schuyler
2) May 7-9 @ Camp Carol Joy Holling, Ashland. This will be combined with the Systems Thinking Retreat.
This event was a training in Healthy Congregations with our Special Guest the Rev. Dr. Michelle Carlson. Healthy Congregations is a program from Peter Steinke that looks at the Systems that are active in all congregations and how pastors can better function within them.
3) September 17-19 @ St. Benedict Center, Schuyler
Early Bird registration is free and ends August 20, 2018.
After August 20th, registration will be $100. Registration closes on August 31, 2018.
First Call rostered ministers are expected to attend these events for the first 3 years after their ordination/commissioning (includes 9 events with a 10th optional bonus retreat). Making attendance a priority is important. Participants will receive e-mail notice of online registration dates/deadline prior to each retreat. There will be no charge for those who register by the early bird deadline. Double rooms will be assigned, unless a single room is requested. There will be a single room fee of $15 added and paid for at the time of registration by credit card. After the early bird registration has passed, a fee $100 will be charged for registration. PLEASE REMEMBER TO REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINES.
Assistant to the Bishop