First Call Theological Education Retreat
All first call colleagues and ministry partners from across the Virginia Synod are invited to gather for worship, fellowship, and sharing at the First Call Theological Education Retreat on Monday, February 3, Noon – Tuesday, February 4, 11:00 am, at Massanetta Springs Conference Center in Harrisonburg.
The topic this year is Personnel and Staffing, led by the Rev. Glenn E. Ludwig, Project Director of the Sr. Pastor Training Program at United Lutheran Seminary. I also give thanks to Pastors Angela Dunn and Tina Melusky who are planning the retreat.
As a reminder, all first call rostered ministers and their ministry partners are expected to attend this retreat. In preparation for breakout sessions, please bring with you any job descriptions or review tools that your congregation uses.
There will also be time for relaxation and self-care – either to yourself or with the group. Some options are provided below, but you are welcome to bring board games or other activities to share. For social time in the evenings, please bring whatever beverages you want (the Synod office will provide snacks).