Pastors – SAVE THE DATE:  Jan 19-21, 2020 at Golden Bell.

No Pastor Left Behind…

After the  Christmas dust has settled down, it’s time to get away for a couple of nights….

The District Advisory Board has encouraged me to encourage every Pastor to set this time aside to get there for the encouragement and renewal!

The theme is: “Things They Never Taught me in Seminary/Bible College.”  Hope for re-visionizing in the Pastorate. Dr. Stan Reeder will be delivering messages of Hope and inspiration.

We have a couple of side offerings during the retreat:

“Radical Encounter” is a tool that Pastor Jim Murray is finding very effective in the city of Pueblo.
Also “Vibrant Church Renewal.”

Cost for the retreat this year is $90.00 per room with 2 in a room. Each person then pays $45.00 each.

Please click here to go to the registration site.

Colorado District Ministerial Studies:
Telling the New Testament Story of God 2020

This course is designed to help students understand the structure, historical world, and theology of the New Testament. Students will explore literary genres, theological themes from the Apostle Paul, and the life and teachings of Jesus.

This course is taught by Rev. Andy Lucas at the Emmaus Road Church in Fort Collins.

We are holding a New Pastor Boot Camp at Golden Bell, February 2-4, 2020 for those who are new to our District Team. This is not just for those who are new pastors, but those who are new to our District. Even those who are veteran pastors will want to join us for this orientation to the Colorado District. This event is by invitation only, so look for an email invitation for those pastors who are eligible to attend. This event is actually intended for the pastor only. It is administrative in nature. If this causes a specific challenge for anyone please feel free to reach out to me.

We will begin on Sunday night, February 2, at dinner, and conclude after breakfast on Tuesday, February 4.
Pre-Ordination Class
This class is on Saturday, February 22, and is the final preparatory class that ordinand candidates are required to take on one of the two years prior to their Ordination on the Colorado District. Topics that we’ll cover are the process from now until ordination day, Wesleyan/Armenian theology, articulating Christian Holiness, and Articles of Faith. Presenters are DS Dave Ralph, Dr Kevin Compton, as well as other pastors. Class begins at 10:00 a.m. at Denver First Church of the Nazarene.