Pastors’ Sabbath Retreat

February 7-10 (Monday-Thursday)

Laity Lodge

Lodge: $250

Black Bluff: $300 

As the name indicates, this retreat will be a real retreat, a time of Sabbath, an opportunity for you to rest and to be refreshed. Yes, we’ll have an excellent program. But the pacing of the retreat will maximize renewal and reflection.

Earlier this year, we hosted our first Pastors’ Sabbath Retreat. It was a marvelous time, one of my favorite retreats at Laity Lodge. We heard encouraging feedback from the pastors and church staff members who attended. Several spoke of feeling welcome and “at home.” One pastor said that he had been to dozens of pastors’ retreats and conferences, but this was the first one where he left feeling truly encouraged and recharged. Many were grateful for the combination of biblical teaching and intentional worship, as well as lots of time for rest and conversation with pastoral peers.


Robert Mulholland, Jr.  
This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., a retired professor of New Testament from Asbury Seminary and a pastor of a church in Maine. Bob is a brilliant, humble, deeply spiritual man. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has written two marvelous books on spiritual growth: Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation and The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self. Bob will be speaking on the theme: “The Ministry of Cruciform Love.”

Chad Karger
Joining Bob on our resource team will be Chad Karger, a pastoral counselor and spiritual director, who focuses now on helping pastors to be continually renewed in their relationship with God. Chad’s ministry of BetterDays is impacting dozens of church leaders in the greater Houston area. Chad will help lead the retreat through his teaching, listening, counsel, and prayer.


Beth Pinney
Our musician for the retreat will be Beth Pinney, who, for fifteen years, has been the worship leader of Laguna Presbyterian Church in California. Beth, an M.Div. graduate of Fuller Seminary, will help us approach God’s throne of grace through songs, hymns, readings, and prayers.


Larry Matthews
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