For the third year, the SBTC is offering a retreat for associate church ministry staff. This year’s event, “Breathe Deep,” will be May 5-7 at the Marriott North at Round Rock near Austin and includes two-and a-half days of refreshment for ministry staff and spouses with lodging free of charge to participants.
“The success of the past retreats has been great” with more than 150 couples attending each year, said Ken Lasater, SBTC Church Ministry Support associate. The intent of the retreat is to provide a setting where church staff ministers can relay needs to the SBTC Church Ministry Support staff. “Requests might be for resources, training or special events that can, in turn, benefit the leadership and ministries in each church.”
Registration is open from 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. May 5.
Thursday night includes a 7 p.m. “Faith Book” class for spouses where they will learn to create a book chronicling God’s faithfulness in their lives through journaling and pictures.
On Friday participants may decide which area attractions to visit, including shopping at nearby Salado or La Fronteria, the Arboretum, Zilker Gardens, Inner Space Caverns, the State Capitol, Texas State History Museum, golfing, and the Lady Bird Wildflower Gardens.
The retreat program begins again at 3 p.m. Friday followed by a banquet from 7-9 p.m. Saturday begins with a general session at 9 a.m.
Interested associate ministry staff members must register by Feb. 15 with a retreat fee of $35 for singles and $40 for couples. Register by sending name, staff position, e-mail address, as well as the address, phone number and e-mail of the church. Also include names of spouses if they are attending.
Send registration to: Jim Wolfe, SBTC, P.O. Box 1988, Grapevine, Texas 76099-1988. For more information, call the SBTC at 817-552-2500 or toll free 877-953-SBTC.