Persons in Ministry Retreat 2019

Caring for the Prophets

in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

September 16-18, 2019

Sacred sharing for all who weave yarns together

Who This Retreat Is For…

Church Pastors - Ordained, Licensed, & Commissioned *Retired Clergy * Those involved with justice and witness ministries * Chaplains * Youth Ministers and Directors * Christian Education Directors *Music Directors * Ministry Contract Staff * ALL who seek to explore authenticity and vulnerability in a pastoral role.  Spouses and Partners welcome!


What You Will Discover & Receive…

Strengthened collegial fellowship * Making new friends for the journey * Recharging your batteries * Inspiration for year-long worship and ministry * Small ground sharing * Deep theological connections and applications * Program breaks and recreation * Time to enjoy Stoney Creek Inn * Catering by Bleu * Delicious hospitality * Morning body prayer with Coletta * Original music and fun singing with Ed * Late-night hospitality * New this year: Harp and healing Tuesday evening communion service at Broadway Christian Church, storytelling workshop with Valerie *  Free time for hiking, golf, shopping, and exploring Columbia.


This retreat will provide at least seven contact hours of continuing education contact units (CEU's).

“The God Who Sings Over Us” Zeph. 3:17

                           and other stories featuring

VALERIE TUTSON graduated from Brown University with a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts and a degree in a self-designed major - Storytelling As A Communications Art.  Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991.  She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. 

Valerie will model for Persons in Ministry Retreat participants how to take a common Biblical narrative and transform it into voyage that is refreshing, enthusiastic and intriguing for any context.  Break-out circles will provide opportunity for all to intersect our stories with The Story.











The Retreat begins on Monday at 1:00 and concludes Wednesday at noon.  Monday banquet is provided for all and breakfasts for hotel guests.  Tuesday lunch and dinner are on your own or with group outings planned.


Room reservations should be made by contacting Stoney Creek, 2601 S. Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203

573.442.6400 Reservations: 800.659.2220


To receive the discounted room rate, please mention PIM Retreat.  All rooms are $95 (one king or two doubles) plus tax (includes breakfast). Rates guaranteed until 8/17/19


The cost of registration is $150 ($275 with guest) until 8/17/19. 

After 8/17/19 registration will be $165. 





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