Pastor/Spouse Retreat 2017
Camp Squeah | Nov 3-5
Love’s One Condition
with Tim + Sandra Kuepfer
Our big connecting idea for these sessions is that love of our spouse, friendship love within the congregation, and love of neighbour is all predicated on one crucial condition–that love is unconditional. Love that has its foundation in God’s own love for us is marked by its unconditionality.
SESSION 1: FRIENDSHIP CONDITIONS
Is it wise, or even possible, to have healthy, egalitarian and genuinely mutual friendships with members of your congregation? What are the blessings? What are the challenges?
SESSION 2: NEIGHBOUR CONDITIONS
How can (often over-stretched) pastors make sure they do not lose touch with neighbours who are not believers? What are the conditions for healthy connections (even friendships) with those who do not share our faith?
SESSION 3: MARRIAGE CONDITIONS
What have we experienced to be some of the blessings of marriage for a couple in which one partner is a pastor? What are some challenges? What does unconditional love have to do with a healthy marriage?
SESSION 4: OUR COMMON UNION
Love’s one condition is most clearly on display within the Trinity, and our inclusion in the triune life of God. In fact, the Bible does not use our typical parlance of “having a relationship with God” but rather speaks in terms of our union or “communion” with the Triune God. How does the Table not only remind us but enfold us into this unconditional love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Why does it matter so much?
6:00 PM Registration opens in main lodge
7:30 PM Session 1
8:30 PM Fellowship, games, and snack
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Session 1
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Free time
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 2
8:30 PM Fellowship, games and snacks
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Session 4 + Communion
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Departure
Note: We are unable to guarantee childcare at this time.
What to Bring
- Appropriate clothes for the weather and activities (rain jacket, hiking shoes, etc)
- Toiletries and towels (especially note handsoap and hand towels)
- Bedding and pillows
- Free time favorites (games, books, crafts, camera)
- Bible and notebook
Pastor/Spouse Retreat 2017 Registration – Part 2
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