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Leading Well Learning Retreat - Arizona - November 14-17, 2017

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Spirit in the Desert

7415 East Elbow Bend

Carefree, AZ 85377

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JOIN US . . .

for a four-day training experience for pastors, diaconal ministers and church leaders that offers practical learning, Sabbath rest and collegial support.

November 14-17, 2017
Tuesday (12 noon) - Friday (11:30am)

[For Early Arrival, please make arrangements directly with Spirit in the Desert, 480) 488-5218 or cyndy@spiritinthedesert.org.]


  • Refine your capacity to work effectively with staff and volunteers.
  • Explore your gifts, strengths and values, and their implications for how you lead.
  • Practice what it means for you to live and lead well.
  • Learn ways to interpret your ministry context.
  • Take time for worship, prayer, rest and fellowship.



  • Orientation for new Leading Well participants
  • Leading Well: Why Am I Here? What Am I Wrestling With?
    What is God Up To, in Me, in My Community, in the World?
  • Values and Personal Directions


  • Situational Leadership
  • Putting on the Supervisory Hat


  • Managing Church Finances and Spending Plans
  • Fostering Generosity and Wholistic Stewardship
  • Using the I-Opt Management Report to Lead Well


  • Sharing Wisdom throuugh Crowdsourcing
  • Designing Your Leadership Formation Plan


  • Pastors who lead a ministry staff team.
  • Diaconal ministers and program staff who work with paid and volunteer team members.
  • Diaconal and health ministers serving congregations to support wellness ministry initiatives.
  • Those who are newly called to lead a ministry team and are interested in sharpening their leadership skills.
  • Judicatory leaders seeking to support congregations in developing healthy cultures and systems.


Your facilitators for the Leading Well Learning Retreat include:

Learn more about Leading Well and the 3-year curriculum for the learning retreats at Leadingwell.net.


All-inclusive Program Fee includes tuition, event preparation, participant materials, housing (if desired), 9 meals and on-site hospitality.

Per person fees vary based on the type of accommodation chosen.

Per person, double accommodations, shared bathroom: $820
Per person, single occupancy, shared bathroom: $925
Per person, commuter (off-site housing; 9 meals and hospitality included on-site): $625
Special rate for non-participating spouse in shared room: $415

Two Payment options: (Scroll down on the registration page to view all "ticket" options.)
  • A $100 deposit will be collected at the time of registration to hold your spot.
    You will receive an invoice for the remaining balance. Payment may be made by check in one or two installments. A minimum payment of 50% is due on or before September 1, 2017. Any remaining balance must be received on or before October 15, 2017.

  • You may charge the FULL AMOUNT to your credit card when you register. A registration processing fee of $7.95 will be added to the total fee; we will cover the cost of credit card processing when you charge the full amount.

For Approved Siebert Grant Participants: Please register using the "Siebert" options. NO DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED for Double accommodations or commuters. A deposit of $125 is required for those requesting a Single room.

The number of single rooms available at Spirit in the Desert is limited. Rooms will be reserved on a first come-first served basis. Off-site accommodations are also available (commuter rates apply). See information below to make those arrangements independently. Special discounted rates will be available for Leading Well participants.

37220 Mule Train Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377 US
Special Leading Well Rate: To Be Confirmed
Register through Spirit in the Desert - (480) 488-5218
Complimentary shuttle is available within a 3 mile radius.

* SLEEP INN (12.3 miles)
7575 E Redfield Road Suite 213 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Special Leading Well Rate: To Be Confirmed
Contact Heidi Hayworth - 623-521-5422; hhayworth@zmchotels.com

For those staying at Spirit in the Desert:
For Early Arrival, please make arrangements directly with Spirit in the Desert, (480) 488-5218 or cyndy@spiritinthedesert.org.

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7415 East Elbow Bend

Carefree, AZ 85377

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