The Restoration 2017 Retreat is Bishop Peggy Johnson’s invitation to clergy and lay members of the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences, to gather in retreat January 26-28, at the Sands Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The theme is “Prayer, Praise and Presence.” The purpose: “Finding new life in the spiritual disciplines to bring strength to our Christian journey.” This event replaces the former Mid-Winter Retreat for Clergy and Spouses that had drawn fewer participants over the past several years.
Theme: “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (NIV) James 4:8
Location: Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (please do not contact the hotel for any details relative to this event)
Bishop Peggy Johnson invites both the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference to attend Restoration 2017.
The focus of Restoration is to bring to light aspects of ministry, life, and community that need to be restored within on our journey of making disciples. Two (2.0) ceus will be issued.
Our keynote speaker is The Rev. Junius B. Dotson who will facilitate a workshop on Leading through the Spiritual Disciplines. The Rev. Junius B. Dotson is the General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries. Prior to his present position, Rev. Dotson was pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he was instrumental in transforming the church into a 3,500-member multi-campus congregation. Rev. Dotson served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Revitalization Taskforce of the Kansas West Conference (now part of the Great Plains Conference). He has served as facilitator for the Fitzgerald Program, a Discipleship Ministries program to equip pastors to begin start-up congregations. From 2009 to 2012, Rev. Dotson served on the Board of Directors of Discipleship Ministries where he was chair of the New Church Starts/Path1 division of the agency. Rev. Dotson also served on The Wichita Food Bank Executive Board and was appointed by the governor of Kansas to serve on the Kansas Sentencing Commission.
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
- 3-7 pm: Registration
- 6 pm: Opening Worship
- 7:30 pm: Coffee House (a time of fellowship)
- (Note: no meals provided this day)
- Friday, January 27, 2017
- 8 am: Prayer Meeting
- 8:30 am: Breakfast
- 9:15-10:00 am: Morning Worship
- 10:15 am-12 noon: Plenary – Leading through the Spiritual Disciplines
- 12 noon: Lunch
- 1:30-3 pm: Workshops
- 3 pm: Time of Centering and Spiritual Reflection
- Dinner on your own
- 7 pm: Comedian followed by Coffee House
- (Note: breakfast and lunch provided)
- Saturday, January 28, 2017
- 7 am: Prayer
- 8 am: Breakfast
- 9 am: Closing Worship
- (Note: breakfast provided)
- The Healing Art of Prayer (restoring the soul through the creative arts)
- What I Learned from My Spouse (for clergy spouses)
- Transforming Prayers (designing, implementing, and living a transformation prayer ministry)
To request consideration for a scholarship, please contact The Rev. Dr. Shirlyn H. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org