Psalm 34:8, Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
For most ministry leaders the last year has been an especially challenging season. The practices and methods of the past may not be workable for the unknown future of the Church.
The answer lies not in learning new methodology, but in learning to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.
You are invited to come away for a time of retreat, personal renewal, and interaction with other pastors and leaders, and Biblical instruction.
We believe Jesus will meet us there and minister his grace to our souls. Together we will explore how Christ grows his church in the power of the Holy Spirit, and how he includes us in the joyful work of advancing his kingdom on earth.
We will learn practices for following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who is the only one who can lead us into an unknown future with faith and hope.
Join other pastors and church leaders on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan for this two-day event.
Join other pastors and church leaders on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan for this two-day, “Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit: Taste and See” event.
Testimony from a pastor who attended the conference in 2019:
"The Growing the Church conference was life-changing and faith-changing for me. I had been feeling overwhelmed at the information-overload of ministry tips, tricks, and advice coming at me, and discouraged that any of it would make a difference at my church. This conference both simplified things (follow the Holy Spirit, not the latest church-growth expert) and made ministry more exciting (there are no limits to what is possible when the Spirit is part of the equation). I came away from it refreshed and more hopeful than I'd been in years. That hope has carried over into my church, and I've watched seeds planted, take root, and begin to grow in the two years since I attended. "
Minister of the Word
Church of the Savior CRC
Attendees will receive the book Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit, by Brad Long, Paul Stokes, and Cindy Strickler. An offering will be taken to support the ministry of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI).
For maximum benefit and if possible, it is recommended Pastors attend with your spouse and key ministry leaders.
Small groups will be held in the living rooms of the cottages, commuters and Geneva lodgers will be added to these groups or will form other groups. It is preferable to register in cottages together with your church group if possible.
Optional individual prayer ministry appointments will be available during the retreat by trained prayer ministers who are here to serve you and bring you to the feet of Jesus for healing, encouragement, and restoration.
Rev. Keith Doornbos of The Center for Church Renewal is co-sponsoring this retreat.
December 5 – 7, 2021 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday the 5th and the event concludes at 3:30 pm on Tuesday the 7th.
Christian Reformed Conference Grounds (CRCG)
12253 Lakeshore Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
All costs include 6 meals at CRCG.
You will need to reach out to the right person after you register (choose the pay later option) to get the amount applied and the balance due.
All events organized by PRMI are offering-based. Any registration fees cover only your room and board that the conference center charges. During your event, you'll be invited to share in the vision of PRMI and give an offering towards the ministry to advance our mission of equipping people to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. Pray about how to participate long before you arrive.
Since our events focus on spiritual formation and discipleship, one segment of our events leads into the next. Thus we encourage you to be fully present for the entire event, as much as you are able.
Rev. David Westra is co-pastor of Gold Avenue Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and Developer of Kingdom Congregations with PRMI. David's passion and calling is equipping congregations to embody, proclaim, and advance the Kingdom of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rev. Mary Sterenberg is pastor of pastoral care at Discovery Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids MI. She served seven years on the board of directors for Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI). Mary’s passion is for the bride of Christ to be healed, holy, unified, restored, revived, and empowered!
|Event Date||12-05-2021 3:00 pm|
|Event End Date||12-07-2021 3:00 pm|
|Location||Christian Reformed Conference Grounds|