April 20–22, 2020
In this retreat, leaders will …
Catch The Vision
of what it means to be a transforming church
Learn From The Experiences
of pastors who are leading transforming churches
Develop Strategic Approaches
for spiritual formation that work in your setting
Experience Transforming Worship
and why it is essential to the vision
In community with other leaders, the goal of this retreat is to support your ongoing journey of transforming leadership and to equip you to lead your own community to become a transforming church.
Topics and Schedule
Monday through Wednesday, April 20–22, 2020
Includes healthy refreshments and all meals noted in the schedule. Please, no technology or recording during teaching or prayer sessions.
12:00pm: Arrival and Check-in
1:00pm: Life Together in Christ: A Vision for Transforming Church
3:00pm: Spiritual Transformation—Elective or Essential? Biblical and Theological Foundations
7:00pm: Living from the Center Out: Solitude, Community and Ministry
8:45pm: Night Prayer / Great Silence
8:00am: Morning Prayer
9:00am: What are We Inviting People To—A Life-Giving Way of Life or a Life of Christian Busyness? Sabbath, Simplicity, and Saying No
11:00am: The Eucharistic Life and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
12:00pm: Mid-day Prayer
1:00pm: Solitude, Rest and Reflection
5:00pm: Evening Prayer
6:30pm: The Deeper Conversation—Elective Opportunities (see below)
8:15pm: Night Prayer
9:15pm: Reception and Conversation (in teams)
The Deeper Conversation: Elective Opportunities
- Spiritual Formation with Children and Young People
- Planning Transforming Worship Services
- Cultivating Your Leadership Group as a Community for Discernment
- Transforming Preachers, Transforming Preaching
- Fostering Transforming Community in and through Small Groups
- Living Formation and Mission Together in the Church
8:00am: Morning Prayer
9:00am: Spiritual Beings Trying to Become Human: Honoring our Bodies and the Body of Christ
11:00am: Beyond Random and Haphazard Approaches: Discerning Next Steps in YOUR Community
12:00pm: Leaving Service with Homily — For This We Toil and Struggle: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
This retreat will contain teaching and presentations, rhythms of fixed-hour prayer, solitude and community, stimulating conversations with other leaders about best practices and costly mistakes, guidance for discerning next steps in your setting, and opportunities to make connections with others in your region and/or denomination.
Designed for those currently in senior leadership roles
- Senior pastors/clergy
- Executive pastors
- Members of your church’s decision-making body
(elders, deacons, vestry, session, consistory)
- Executive leaders of Christian organizations
- Denominational leaders
Senior pastors are encouraged to attend with other members of their senior leadership group.
All sessions will be held at Q Center. Accommodations will be provided by Q Center. The cost of the accommodations and all meals is included in the retreat price.
REGISTRATION AND COSTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE OF 2019
Cost will include accommodations, meals, refreshments throughout, and all materials.
This retreat is most effective if you come with your leadership team.
Group rates will be made available when registration opens.
If it is necessary to cancel a registration for a retreat, please provide as much advance notice as possible so the Transforming Center can offer the available space to another retreatant. Registration fees cannot be transferred to another retreat.
If a request for cancellation is received thirty (30) or more days prior to the start date of a retreat, a refund of the retreat cost minus a $50 administrative fee will be issued.
If a cancellation request is received less than thirty (30) days prior to the start of a retreat, 45% of the program cost will be refunded.
No refund will be given if a retreatant leaves early or arrives late. Out of consideration for others on the waiting list, please make a commitment to attend the entire retreat.
Please note that the Transforming Center cancellation policy does not apply to the nine Transforming Community retreats. Upon acceptance into a two-year Transforming Community, the commitment to pay for the entire community experience--whether present or absent at any of the nine retreats--is understood.
If you have questions or would like further assistance to register for a Transforming Center retreat, please contact us a (630) 588-8133 or email@example.com for more information.
Travel Information & Directions
1405 North Fifth Avenue St. Charles, IL 60174
St. Charles is approximately 45 miles west of downtown Chicago.
If you are looking for a transportation service outside of Uber, Lyft or car rental, A-1 Airport Limousine is a preferred vendor of Q Center. They offer ride shares to minimize costs, as well as solo rides.
1-630-833-3788 option 2