Well-Being Retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore wholeness through a spiritual, health, financial, and vocational lens.
2019 Well-Being Retreat: Life Is More
August 19-21, 2019
Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, North Carolina
Onsite housing for Well-Being Retreat is limited. If onsite housing is no longer available but registration is still open, you may register and commute to the Retreat. You may request to be put on a waiting list for housing at the Conference Center.
Well-Being Retreat can help you become more deeply rooted in your life and ministry. Join us this summer for a restorative experience.
The theme for the 2019 Well-Being Retreat, Life Is More, draws from Luke 12. As the parables in this chapter make clear, it is spiritual, not material, pursuits that fulfill us.
Jesus teaches us to trust in God’s provision for us: “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you — you of little faith! And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. ... Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” (Luke 12:29-31)
Well-Being Retreat is an invitation to lean into and rest in the more that God provides. It’s an opportunity to set our minds and hearts on finding our center in the abundance we find in God.
For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
— Luke 12:23
Workshop topics and speakers include the following:
Other topics range from keeping Sabbath, to healthy weight, to housing options in the third act of life. Free time and space for silent retreat are part of the agenda, to provide a contemplative experience.
At Well-Being Retreat, you will
Active and retired members of the Benefits Plan — including ministers, employees, spouses, and surviving spouses — are welcome.
This annual gathering, sponsored by the Board of Pensions in partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation, is an opportunity to participate in worship, fellowship, learning, and reflection. Each retreat centers on a different theme, always related to wholeness.
For all participants, Well-Being Retreat offers time away from the usual routines to think, breathe, and renew. And it can help ministers recall and renew their CREDO vows and learnings.
There is no conference fee. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging, and a nominal meal fee. Payment for lodging and meals must be made at the time of registration.
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“This event … [is] one of the best I have ever attended. It not only helped me with some of my own stuff, it gave me some great ideas to bring back to the local church. I can’t stress enough the importance of the workshops for self-care and for church care, a good balance of both.”
—Well-Being Retreat participant