To support the growing mission development movement in the Episcopal Church, the Church Center staff is pleased to announce the first “New Episcopal Community (NEC) Leadership Discernment Retreat” to be held at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The goal of this retreat is to help you discern a call to leadership in a New Episcopal Community. This could be as a church planter, someone starting a mission enterprise zone or the launching of any new missional initiative. These retreats are not based on assessing for any particular project, rather, they are to help you discern your call as a planter of a new ministry.
During the NEC Leadership Discernment Retreat, you will work in teams of people going through the same process. You will take part in spiritual reflection and missional theological reflection about your context in ministry, do some team-work exercises, get insights on your leadership style, and take part in an in-depth behavioral interview process.
Our goal is to hold up a mirror to you that allows you to see your gifts and goals clearly, and to also know the kind of people you might want around you as you pursue a new thing. All participants will leave with concrete advice about next steps and a recommendation from the assessment team of, “it’s a fit; it’s not a fit; or it’s a potential fit in the future.”
Registrations for the retreat are limited. We encourage you to bring your spouse or partner with you for the retreat. Cost of the retreat is $400 for the mission developer and $225 for spouses or partners, this includes the assessment, lodging and meals but does not include travel. The registration link can be found here. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact The Rev. Mike Michie, Staff Officer for Church Planting Infrastructure, at firstname.lastname@example.org.