Early Career Ministers’ Retreat

Nov 14-16, 2022

Are you looking for sustainable rhythms to add to your ministry “toolkit” while deepening your own faith in God? We believe ministry can be deeply fulfilling, and is a beautiful call that God invites us all to. It can also be really challenging. Sharing our experiences and wisdom with each other is one path towards sustainability in ministry.

This is why Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan is excited to invite you to the first-ever Early Career Ministers’ Retreat, so that you can share with other early career ministers and we can all learn how to better discern our calls together.  This has been made possible through our Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, funded through Lilly Endowment Inc.

At the Retreat, you will experience the unique beauty of Emmanuel, located in the Appalachian Highlands. During the two-day retreat, we will be focusing on how we love God and grow in our understanding of God and our calling, which involves our heart, mind, body, and soul. You will get a chance to interact with Emmanuel faculty and area ministers. We will eat good food, go on a hike, do yoga, enjoy rich conversations, and have fun!

The Retreat will take place at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan from Monday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Our first activity will be a dinner together, Monday at 5pm. Our last activity will be closing worship Wednesday around 11am with a packed to-go lunch ready for you. More information to come.

Housing will be provided for you at the Thompson Center with a roommate, or you will be housed with a current seminary student. If you are a long-term staff member attending with a group, you will be housed with faculty.

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you to Emmanuel for a time of refreshment and renewal. Please fill out the registration form below to attend the Retreat.

Retreat Registration Form

Early Career Ministers’ Retreat

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