Who is it for?
Pastors, church planters, family ministry leaders (youth, children, etc), and spouses,
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.
Joshua & Noemi Chavez are Lead Pastors of Revive Church in Los Angeles, CA.
They began as church planters in 2007 in Los Angeles, CA and now lead a multi-campus, multi-ethnic church that is reaching neighbors, foster children, and others who long for Jesus' healing.
Joshua & Noemi can be described as passionate, dynamic, honest & down to earth leaders. Both are relentlessly committed to loving people and empowering them to discover their purpose by identifying the unique gifts God has created them with to faithfully serve the cause of Christ, His Great Commission.
Joshua & Noemi have been married for over 15 years and have two boys, Joshua Anthony and Stephen Aaron.
Johnny & Anne Crist moved to Lilburn, GA in 1986 and raised their eight children. Johnny was the founder and senior pastor of the Atlanta Vineyard Church, which under his direction has pioneered 19 additional church plants in the past 25 years. He has served Lilburn as a councilman since 2008 and as mayor since January 2012.
The Crists bring a firm commitment to clear communication, passionate vision, and team development. Johnny grew up in Lancaster, PA and Anne is from the Goshen, IN area.
He is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2018.
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 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.