Clergy Retirement Transition Retreat

Dates: March 2019 (dates TBD)

Cost: $129 per person, double occupancy; $199 per person, single occupancy (includes: program fees, accommodation for 1 night and 5 meals).

Spouses, if applicable, are encouraged to attend and participate fully.

Location: The Riverview Retreat Center  

“In everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3

What is my vision for the next phase of life?

What will it be like to not have my identity tied up in what I do?

The Transition Retreat will help you to answer these questions and more. Led by retired Elder and Army Chaplain, Rev. Tom Carter, the retreat will help you re-imagine your identity, roles and relationships. Rev. Carter has led retreats to help hundreds of chaplains to make the transition from active duty to retirement and can help you, too.

The retreat uses  What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy and Happy Future, to discern an intentional path for a productive and joy-filled retirement.

If you are planning to retire in the next three to five years or have retired within the last two years, the Transition Retreat will help you to make the most of your retirement years.

Please register by February 28 to allow for time to receive the text in advance of the retreat.

2018 Retreat Schedule

Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 am             Registration                         

9:00 am– Noon            Welcome                                

                                     Get Acquainted                          

                                     “Setting Goals” 

                                     “Values in Transition” 

                                     “Reflection on Ministry” 

                                     “Experiences”      Homework           

                                     “Where Are We Now?”        

Noon – 1:00 pm           Lunch                    

1:00 – 3:00 pm            “Will You Ever Retire?”

3:00 – 3:30 pm            Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm            “Looking at Your Gifts & Talents” 

6:00 - 6:30 pm             Dinner 

7:00 – 8:30 pm            View movie:  “UP”                                               

Friday, March 23, 2018 

 7:30 -8:30 am             Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am            Devotional

9:00 – 10:00 am          “Caring for Family”

10:00 – 10:30 am        Break

10:30 – 11:30 am        “Finding Your New Place for Ministry”

Noon – 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 pm            “Retirement Calling”

2:15 – 2:30 pm            Break 

2:30 – 3:15 pm            “Conference Relationships”

3:15 – 4:30 pm            “Conclusion and Evaluation”

5:00 – 6:00 pm            Dinner