Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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Wine and Roses Hotel and Spa 
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242

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Marilyn Harri 
CNH District Human Care Ministries 

Surviving and Thriving in a Post-Church Culture 

Ministry can be demanding and filled with stresses.  Ministry in a non-church culture has additional challenges and can take a toll on the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of church workers.  It can leave workers feeling drained, confused, and even depressed.  However, God's promise in Matthew 11:28 assures us that rest is available if we come to Him.

Join fellow church workers for a full day retreat on Saturday, September 29, 8:30am - 3:30pm at Wine and Roses Hotel and Spa in Lodi, California, to explore God's Word as we learn we are not the first in this situation and that God provides guidance for our well-being.  This retreat is for:

  • Pastors
  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • DCEs
  • Office Staff
  • Worship Leaders
  • Parish Nurses
  • Health Ministers
  • Lay Leaders
  • Spouses

The registration fee is $25, which includes lunch and snacks.  (The registration date has been extended!  Please register by noon on Wednesday, September 26.)

The speaker for the day is Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, who speaks with humor and relevance in an engaging way.  He is the Vice President of Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri, where he is the Program Director.  Below are the sessions for the day:

Session 1: Overview - Obstacles to Wellness in a Post-Church Culture
Read more about Session 1 here.

Session 2: Word and Sacrament - Life with God in the Power of God (Judges)
More information about Session 2 is available here.

Session 3:  Fellowship of the Saints - Life in a Community in Exile (Daniel)
Session 3 information is here.

Session 4: Life on the Mission Field - Witness and Service in 21st Century America (Acts)
Click here to learn more about Session 4.

(This event is sponsored by the CNH District's Human Care Ministries Committee, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California, and Thrivent.)