The NWC Ministerial Association Retreat for pastors, church ministry staff, and spouses, will be held Oct. 8-10 at Pier B Resort in Duluth, MN.
Join us this year as we gather for rest, renewal and fellowship at Pier B, located in Duluth, MN, just steps away from the lift bridge in Canal park! This is the perfect time of year to gather as fall events have already kicked off in our ministry contexts, and the fall foliage and colors will just be entering into full effect.
This retreat is a 3 day/2 night intentional time created to bless those who do ministry in the Northwest Conference.
Attendees must register separately for the retreat program fee AND meals/lodging. Click the button below and complete the form to register for the retreat and pay the program fee ($25 per attendee).
Click the button below to download the meals/lodging registration form, which must be completed and returned to Pier B Resort. Register by Sept. 7 to guarantee a room.
This year we are excited to have Lance Davis join us as our speaker. Lance serves as the Executive Minister of Develop Leaders. As a seasoned pastor for more than 25 years, he has a passion to develop and raise up leaders. In addition to his fruitful pastoral work Lance has a great deal of experience in community development in and around the Chicago area and has a heart for global engagement, particularly in Africa.
The theme of this year’s retreat will center around the concept of “Celebrating the Reality of Life and Hope for the Covenant.” Today the Church could stand for some encouragement. With so much bad news circulating, the Church is desperate for some good news. Join us as Lance talks about pathways towards celebrating God’s proclamation, “… I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. Thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11). As Covenanters, we should not only celebrate our rich heritage of pietism and Christian fellowship, but we should also embrace and celebrate an “expected end” and hope for a glorious future.
Mauricio Dell’Arciprete was born in Argentina where he studied classical guitar and music composition at the University of Quilmes in Buenos Aires. He moved to the U.S. in 2002 to lead worship and develop worship teams at different churches. After being involved in multicultural/multiethnic ministries in different contexts and styles, God called him to plant a church in 2014. Nuevo Pacto Covenant Church is a bilingual church in the heart of Minneapolis, one the most diverse cities in United States. He married Jacquelyn in 2008, and they have two kids, Arianna and Rebecca.
Jacquelyn Dell’Arciprete has worked side-by-side with her husband Mauricio in planting Nuevo Pacto Covenant Church for the last three and a half years. Jacquelyn has over 20 years experience leading and playing on worship teams including at New Covenant, Emmanuel Christian Center, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Bethel University Vespers, Youth With a Mission, YouthWorks and Teens Encounter Christ of Southern Minnesota. She has a strong musical background that includes training in violin, piano, and voice. Jacquelyn teaches both violin and piano with private students, and frequently provides consulting for local congregations in worship ministries and leadership development. Jacquelyn has degrees in Spanish and International Relations from Bethel University, and a Master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics from University of Texas – Austin.
Ben and Dre Zabel live in Brandon, SD, where Ben is Lead Pastor at Living Springs Church. Dre fills many roles in the life of the church, as well as being the primary teacher at the Zabel Homeschool Academy. Ben and Dre love music and are passionate about praising God through song.
Pre-Retreat Options: Church Planter’s Retreat (pre-conference sign up required)
Sunday, Oct. 7:
Monday, Oct. 8
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Free time options will include: hiking, trip to a local pub, golf outing, boat outing on Lake Superior, Spiritual Direction, bonfire, hot tubs and more!
The cost of the Ministerial Association Retreat is $25/attendee. Click here to register for the retreat.
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The Northwest Conference Spiritual Directors Network will offer pastors and their spouses an opportunity for spiritual direction on Monday at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 PM, and Tuesday during free time at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 PM. We welcome you to experience spiritual direction for the first time and/or to sit with a spiritual director as he/she guides you in discerning God’s direction for a specific concern or decision. You can sign up for a session when you check in at the retreat.