2015 Persons In Ministry (PIM) Retreat

​Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Persons In Ministry Retreat, September 14-16th at The
Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Hwy 54, Osage Beach, MO 65065. 
This is a new location for our PIM Retreat and we are excited about this change.


If you are a lay person, please encourage your church to send your pastor to the PIM Retreat.  Not only will it be beneficial to your pastor, but the energy, ideas and renewed vitality he/she will bring back to your church is immeasurable. 


Please note:  This year's PIM Retreat will not qualify as your 3 year boundary training requirement.  If you registered specifically to attend boundary training and now do not wish to attend PIM, please contact Renee at the Conference office for a full refund. 


To see a full color brochure of event, complete with schedule click here.


The 2015 PIM Retreat cost is $125 per person, which includes 3 meals and all program materials.  Registering and sending payment is easy:

  1. Please click here for the registration form, which can be filled out online and then emailed to Renee at the Conference office. 

  2. Or you may print the above form and snail mail it to the MMS Conference with a check.

  3. To pay with a credit card online via our MMS website, click here and scroll down to Registrations.

  4. Please mail all checks and/or registration forms to the Conference office with PIM written in the memo line:  MMSUCC, 483 E. Lockwood Ave, Ste. 15, St. Louis, MO 63119

However you choose to pay, each person attending must send a completed registration form to our Conference office so we have accurate counts for meals/materials. 


All hotel reservations must be made directly with The Inn at

Grand Glaize by calling 800-348-4731 or visit online at

www.innatgrandglaize.com.  Be sure to use the code MMS15

when making your reservation to receive the discounted price

of $89 per night for a king bed or $99 per night for two double beds.

The daily room price does not include some taxes.

The theme of the retreat is "Church: Who Needs It - REALLY?"  This retreat is for all who seek to renew, reconnect, and reclaim faith.  Research indicates that the Church is not dying—only transitioning along with the culture we serve.  Are we in midst of another “great awakening?”  (Diana Butler Bass) or are we experiencing another “re-formation?”  Rooted in scripture, prayer and community, we will explore together in creative and faithful ways what it means to “Be the Church” in our time.


The leaders for our 2015 PIM Retreat are Rev. Dr. Kathleen McCallie, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership and Ethics, and Rev. Dr. Mark Robinson, Founder and Director of Center for Creative Conflict Resolution. 


It promises to be an uplifting, inspirational and truly spiritual event. 


We hope to see you at the 2015 PIM Retreat! 

Rev. Dr. Kathleen McCallie


Rev. Dr. Mark Robinson