Children's Leaders Sabbath Retreat Schedule



Friday, January 19

12noon-2pm               Check In

12:30-1:30pm-            Optional lunch and discussion on Conference WIG goals with Rev. Clifton Howard, the Bishop

2:00pm-3:00pm          Nourish Yourself -

Rev. Dr. Gladys Childs, Chair of Religion/Chaplain at Texas Wesleyan University and Director of Children’s Ministries at LifePoint UMC (Haslet, TX)

Gladys will talk about the importance of nourishing your own soul and personal growth. She will share how we can do this through worship, prayer practices, Scripture reading, and Sabbath.

3:00pm-5:00pm          Post-talk Small Groups (2- one hour sessions)

                                                Creating Time for Yourself: mini-Sabbath and day retreats

             Creative Bible Journaling

                                                Prayer Walking

                                                Going Deeper with Spiritual Practices

6:00pm                       Walk/Drive to River House for dinner

7:00pm                        Free Time (including Resource Exchange and Cokesbury tables)
                                    You are invited to bring any old curriculum or materials to share at our Curriculum Exchange Table.    


Saturday, January 20

8:00am                        Breakfast at Stillwater Lodge

9:00-10:00am              Nourish Others

Rev. Kay Lancaster, Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship at FUMC Arlington

Kay will talk with us about how we can nourish the relationships closest to us including our families and those we work with in ministry.

10am-12pm                Post-talk Small Groups (2- one hour sessions)

                                                Caring for your own family’s spiritual formation

                                                Caring for the souls of your volunteers

                                                Caring for Difficult People in Your Ministry

                                                 Serving from Your Spiritual Gifts

12pm                           Lunch at Glen Lake Camp

1:00pm                        Free Time with optional activities (such as hiking or craft)

3:00                             Closing Worship & Devotions at Stillwater Lodge

3:30pm                        Depart