When: Sunday, April 8th 7:00 PM to Tuesday, April 10th 2:00PM
Location: Pine Brook Camp and Conference Center in Shutesbury, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 per person $100 per couple
This special event is being sponsored by Cedarville University and Greg Dyson! You don’t want to miss it!
Dear New England Church Leader,
I would like to introduce myself and make you aware of an event that I believe will be a blessing to you and your congregation. My name is Ryan McCullah and I am the Spiritual Life Director at Pine Brook Camp in Shutesbury, MA. I have lived in New England for 10 years and moved here with my family to help grow and encourage the body in New England. Two years ago, I took this position at Pine Brook Camp and I have been working sense then to help our camp compliment and serve alongside the local church. When I was a pastor of a local church, there were times I wished I could get away with my wife and simply “be”. These times were often few and far between because of finances, time and location. With this in mind, I set out to create a space for pastors and church leaders to come, relax, refresh and simply set their own agenda for a few days. That is why we created the New England Church Leader’s Retreat. This retreat will be April 8-10, the Sunday night the week after Easter, and will go until after lunch Tuesday. Holy Week and Easter are such an important time in our churches, but the result of this time is often pastor fatigue that sets the stage for burnout. We hope to help that by offering this space at our camp for you to come, relax, let our staff take care of meals and every day setup and allow you time to reconnect with Our Lord.
This event would not be possible without our amazing sponsor, Cedarville University and Greg Dyson, who was a pastor for many years in New England as well and now is the Director of Intercultural Leadership at Cedarville. He will be coming to this event as well and hosting a few workshops and conversations during this retreat that might help you think about different aspects of your faith in Christ, your family, your ministry and your community. He will also provide free books for you to take home, compliments of Cedarville.
Our hope is that this will be a refreshing time. The cost for this event is $55 per person or $100 per couple. That cost simply allows us to cover the cost of food and some maintenance of our facility. The schedule for the event is very open. All that we will be offering are the workshops with Greg, a brief 5-10 minute presentation about Pine Brook and scheduled meal times. Other than that, feel free to use this time to sermon plan or write, look longingly into the eyes of your spouse as you hike our trails, play a pick up game of basketball, drive over to the Yankee Candle Superstore or simply sleep for as long as humanly possible. Our space is limited to 20 rooms. We will house 1 couple per room or 2 individuals per room. So please let us know soon if you are interested in this retreat. Thank you for your service and ministry for the Kingdom in New England!
Pastor & Spiritual Life Director
Pine Brook Camp