Pastors Retreat

November 10-12, 2017

Mountain States Mennonite Conference Pastors are invited to come and retreat in the autumn beauty of Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp.  This prayer retreat is for congregational pastors and other active credentialed leaders, chaplains and their spouses. As persons ministering to others, how do we make time for the spiritual practices that we know sustain us but are so hard to do when we are so busy?  Why are some practices so hard for us and others so easy?  This retreat is planned and led by the Ministerial Council of MSMC.  Shelva Leep of Denver and Katie Cunningham of Albuquerque will be leading a myriad of prayer experiences and provide a resource table.  Both are seminary grads and spiritual directors.  You will also get to know the new Conference Ministry Team as well!

Retreat goals:  
•    To offer time and space for pastors to deepen their relationship with God
•    To identify prayer practices which will be nourishing for various personality types
•    To provide free time for pastors to connect with one another
•    To provide childcare so that pastors and spouses can participate together

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: The retreat begins Friday after supper and concludes Sunday after worship and brunch.
REGISTRATION: A $50 deposit is due at registration. This will confirm your space for the retreat. Deposit is non-refundable. To register, you can call Camp (719-687-9506) or register online
​COSTS: The cost for the weekend covers meals, lodging, and the program. 
Full Weekend (Fri/Sat lodging and all meals)
(bedding and towels provided)
  •  Shared room: $125 / person
  •  Single room:  $155 / person
  •  Child: $55 / person
Half Weekend (One night lodging and three meals on Saturday)
(bedding and towels provided)
  •  Shared room: $80 / person
  •  Single room:  $95 / person
  •  Child: $32.50 / person
(please bring own bedding)
  •  Shared room: $95 / person
  •  Single room: $115 / person
  •  Child: $38 / person
(please bring own bedding)
  •  Shared room: $62 / person
  •  Single room: $72 / person
  •  Child: $22 / person
ACCOMMODATIONS: Housing is assigned by camp on a first come first served basis for your preferred housing location. Reservations are limited. The housing location options are Emmental or Main Camp. Emmental has twin beds and linens and towels are provided. For those wishing to stay at main camp, please bring linens and towels. Aspen is our primary housing location at main camp. To see detailed information about these facilities please go to our Facilities page.
PREPARE TO COME: RMMC is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. To prepare for your retreat with us, please check out our information about things to know before you arrive. Follow the link on the right "Prepare to Come".
CHILD CARE: Child care for ages infant to 10 years old will be provided during the three group session times (Friday evening, Saturday morning, part of the afternoon and evening, Sunday morning worship time). Parents are responsible for their children part of Saturday afternoon and during meal times. If you are planning to bring a child along to the retreat, you need to register your child so that we can plan for the appropriate number of child care providers. Deadline for registering your child(ren) for child care is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27.

2017 Pastors Retreat Weekend Schedule


Friday, November 10

6:00             Registration

7:00             "Experiencing Prayer in Fellowship"

9:00             Introduction to the prayer weekend; snacks; singing


Saturday, November 11

8:00             Breakfast

9:00             Singing

9:30             Morning Session: "Experiencing Prayer through Scripture"

12:30           Lunch

1:30-3:00    "Experiencing God through Nature" optional guided prayer sessions

3:00-5:00     Free time: sleeping, journaling, hiking, reading

5:30             Dinner

6:30             Evening Session: "Experiencing Prayer through our bodies and creativity"

8:00             Games, snacks, activities, singing


Sunday, November 12

8:00             Coffee, cereal, fruit

9:00             "Worship and Communion as Prayer" Communion/Anointing

10:30           Brunch




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