Clergy Conference

April 29, 2019 - May 1, 2019 Oak Ridge Conference Center, Chaska

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This year at Clergy Conference we will be welcoming back The Rt. Rev. Rob Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta, who will be taking us the next step deeper into Beloved Community. If you weren’t able to be at last year’s Clergy Conference, or just want to hear what he shared again, you can find his three talks online in podcast form here.

Clergy Conference will be a time to dive deeply into learning, as well as find opportunities for rest, rejuvenation, and deeper connection with your clergy colleagues. Clergy will also have the opportunity to participate in a listening session facilitated by the Bishop Search Committee. Your voice, your perspective and your presence are vital.

Before You Come

In order to prepare for our time together, please take a moment and walk through this worksheet to create a purpose statement. We'll be using this on Monday evening.

And check out this resource sheet, it's a collection of quotes and resources from Bishop Wright's time with us last year.

Clergy Sharing and Learning

During Tuesday afternoon, there is a time slot dedicated to clergy colleague sharing and learning.

Do you have something you'd like to teach? Do you have a topic/issue/idea that you'd like to discuss with your colleagues?

Click here to fill out a form with information on the conversation or topic you'd like to teach or convene.

Agenda

Monday

3pm - Registration begins (come, get comfortable)

5pm - Social time

6pm - Dinner

7-9pm - Program Time

  • Worship and Welcome
  • Introductions and Icebreakers
  • Session One with Bishop Wright: The 'why' statement

Tuesday

8:30am - Morning worship

9-11:30am - Program Time

  • Next steps,
  • Small group discussion
  • Action planning for Beloved Community

11:30am - Lunch

12:30pm - Clergy Sharing and Learning (see more information above!)

1:30pm - Self Care Time

Optional activities available:

  • Walk the Labyrinth 
  • Restorative Yoga 
  • Chair Massage 
  • Go for a hike 
  • Board Games 
  • Take a nap
  • Answer your emails (not exactly restful, but sometimes useful in order to let ourselves be truly present!) 

3:30pm - Bishop Search Listening Session

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Evening Networking

Optional activities available:

  • TRIVIA (in teams, with fabulous prizes)
  • Twins game at the bar
  • Board games

Wednesday

8:30-10:45am - Program Time

  • Next Steps and Reflections
  • Clergy Updates
  • Time with the Bishop
  • Eucharist

11:30am - Lunch and release

 

PLEASE NOTE: all rooms in the ECMN Clergy Conference block have been released, please call Oak Ridge to check on availability of rooms: (952) 368-3100

Register today!