"Conversations for Ministry"
April 27-29, 2020
Hosted by Abundant Living at the beautiful
Timothy Hill Retreat Center
in Smithville, Tennessee,
just about an hour from Nashville.
Conversation was critical in Jesus' ministry. While he certainly took opportunities to speak to larger audiences, Jesus was often found having deep and personal conversations with individuals or small groups in more intimate settings. While these interactions appeared casual and organic in nature, they were certainly intentional and definitely life-changing.
Hosted by the Abundant Living Ministry for senior adults, this conference will explore how ministry occurs in conversation. In a world where media dictates much of our communication with one another, Christians are often challenged to connect deeply through personal conversation, both with God and one another. Our goals for this conference are to encourage ministers and ministry leaders in their important kingdom work, as well as equip them with tools to empower their church families to have important and meaningful conversations with one another.
Monday, April 27
3:00 PM check-in begins
6:00 PM Opening Dinner
6:45 PM Worship with Rick Castleman and David Schonhoff "Conversations with God, part 1"
7:30 PM Session 1 - Dale Jenkins "Conversations With Jesus"
Tuesday, April 28
9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Worship with Rick Castleman and David Schonhoff "Conversations with God, part 2"
10:15 AM Session 2 - Ed Gray "Conversation as Ministry : Life After 60"
11:15 AM Session 3 - Ed Gray "Conversation as Ministry : Caring for Caregivers"
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Session 4 - Wilson McCoy "A Spiritual Practice for Intergenerational Conversation"
2:00 PM Small Group Conversation
4:00 PM Free Time / Dinner on Your Own
7:00 PM Session 5 - Wilson McCoy "A Spiritual Pathway for Intergenerational Conversation"
8:00 PM Worship with Rick Castleman and David Schonhoff "Conversations with God, part 3"
Wednesday, April 29
9:00 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM Worship with Rick Castleman and David Schonhoff "Conversations with God, part 4"
10:30 AM Session 5 - Ed Gray "Conversation as Ministry : Grief and Loss"
12:00 PM Pack up and Say Goodbye