I don't have to tell you that the last two years have been difficult. The virus, the economy, the race crisis, the toxic political climate, mental illness—it's all been at a fever pitch. Few realize the compounded impact of all of this on our pastors. We do. We see you, and we want to respond to you.
And with that, we welcome you to the 2022 Pastors Retreat.
Here's the plan:
1. Starting Monday, January 17, we'll begin our morning readings from The Domino Effect (we've dropped a copy in the mail for you). Our subject will be Paul's letter to the Colossians!
Bonus—this series will run live on the Daily Text between Easter and Pentecost, which means if you are interested in a ready-made Eastertide series for your flock, this could be the ticket. We'll host a preaching workshop in March.
2. If you're the "up early" type, join J.D. Walt at 7:00am CT for a daily live session. The link will arrive shortly in your inbox and you can always find it here your my.seedbed.com account as well under Pastor Fellowship in your Digital Content area. We'll read the text from The Domino Effect, share an expanded reflection, and pray together to begin the day. It'll be no more than 30 minutes and you'll be on your way.
3. We meet on Thursdays, beginning on January 20 (Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17). On those days, we will gather from 2:00-4:00pm CT at the same Zoom link referenced above.
Each week we will bring a different Pastor's Pastor to encourage and minister to us. Dr. David Thomas, a pastor's pastor himself, will host these sessions along with others from our New Room team. The balance of the time will be spent in ministry together, some corporate, some breakout, all personal. Beyond the deep restoration and renewal of our first love, we have no agenda. This is a meeting with Jesus. He will bring the agenda and he will personalize it for each of us.
That's it. This will be an extravagant sowing unto the Lord.