Live it out at a retreat for pastors, church planters, ministry leaders and spouses
February 18-22, 2018 in Fruitland Park, FL



Who is it for?

Pastors, church planters, family ministry leaders (youth, children, etc), and spouses, 
both inside and outside the Evana Network.

Encouragement, rest, and resourcing can be found throughout the week. Below are a few highlights, and you can check out the DETAILS tab to find out about all the speakers and seminars that will be offered. Participate as a couple or single and engage with any part of the retreat together.

Learn about life, health, and
longevity as a leader with
Dennis and Linda Gingerich.

Be motivated by Gil and Marketo Michel's faith as they engaged with
their community and embarked on
a church plant.

Join Jay and Beth Shetler as
they take you through a 
track on emotionally healthy
spirituality themes.



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What will happen?

You will join other church leaders from many backgrounds and walks of life for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at a Spouse and Church Leader's Retreat in Fruitland Park, FL. This is for the entire ministry team and includes tracks that will be of interest for church planters, youth & children's pastors and family ministry pastors. 

The retreat will feature Dennis and Linda Gingerich with workshops, healing ministries and plenty of time for connecting with others. As an evangelical Anabaptist network, Evana equips and supports churches that are committed to Kingdom work in their local communities. Don't miss this opportunity for rest, transformation and renewal. Workshops, worship and teaching will be held morning and evening, and afternoon will be a time for fellowship, healing ministry, recreation, and private prayer and reflection.

Flourishing will help you personally thrive as a leader as you help your church and local community thrive.

Our central prayer for the week is that God's kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven. We want our lives to count, to be a part of God's redemptive story. How do we participate with God in His miraculous work in healing our world?

Make your lives count for the Kingdom! What does it take to overcome immobilization and be fulfilled, engaged, and purposeful in our pastoral work? We're so passionate about you being there that we can provide sponsorship for your registration fee. Your only cost will be transportation, food and lodging.



What else should I know?


Arrival & Departure
Registration is Sunday evening, Feburary 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. For late and early arrivals, let Lori Izeke know ahead of time. Pizza will be provided with an informal gathering time on Sunday evening. Thursday morning will include breakfast from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and worship from 8:30-9:30 a.m. as our final activity.

Monday-Wednesday Daily Schedule:
7:30-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Morning Worship
9:45-10:30 Plenary Session
10:45-Noon Seminars
Noon-12:45 Lunch
1:00-5:30 Free Time
5:30-6:15 Supper
7:00-8:30 Evening Worship

Cost: $329 to $499 per person, depending upon shared room and partner/member status. Prices will go up after December 31. For those coming from Canada, we will match Canadian dollars to US dollars.

There are a limited number of scholarship options available for those who need financial assistance. 
Email info@evananetwork.org to find out more.

Facilities: Life Enrichment Center is located about one hour north of Orlando, FL and all rooms are hotel-style lodging with private bath in each room.

Travel: Orlando is about 1 hour south of the retreat center with inexpensive flights in and out of Orlando International Airport. Sanford is about the same distance and has inexpensive flights through Allegiant Airlines. Please note that the route to the Orlando airport will most likely include tolls.

Leadership Tracks 

Leadership tracks are three-day seminar tracks that provide more in-depth coverage of a particular theme.  You will be asked to choose a track at registration.

Leading change well: Brian Martin
Family discipleship and mission church planting:
Akeia Haddox-Rossiter
Church Planting Primer: Peter Eberly
Creative Worship: Aaron Alexander
Starting a Prayer Ministry in Your Church: Heather Johns

Leading change well
Brian's three day track will explore the learned outcomes when a refocused mission required leading significant congregational change.

Brian Martin
Lead Pastor at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community.

Family discipleship and mission church planting
Akeia focuses on the question: How do we integrate family discipleship and impactful ministry both within the church walls and out in the community in Spirit-led ways?

Akeia Rossiter
Associate pastor of outreach and local mission at Capital Christian Fellowship.

Church Planting Primer
Peter will facilitate a collaborative process for individuals who have planted, recently planted or hope to plant, as well as congregations who hope to develop a strategy to plant.

Peter Eberly

Creative Worship
Join Aaron and be inspired by him throughout the week as he leads a track on creative worship. 

Aaron Alexander
Creative pastor at Hope
Fellowship church.

Starting a Prayer Ministry in Your Church
Heather will share the key principles for building a prayer ministry and incorporating prayer into your core values.

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