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Leading Well Learning Retreat - Florida - January 21-24, 2020

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Duncan Conference & Retreat Center

15820 South Military Trail

Delray Beach, FL 33484

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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.

January 21 - 24, 2020
Tuesday (12 noon) - Friday (11:30am)

[For Early Arrival or Late Departure, please make arrangements directly with Duncan Center, (561) 496-4130 or kyra@duncancenter.org.]


  • Renew yourself through worship, prayer, rest and fellowship.
  • Practice living and leading well as you build on your gifts and strengths.
  • Inspire team members to be creative, collaborative and conscious of God's presence in their lives.
  • Learn ways to interpret your ministry context and adapt to changing ministry environment.
  • Gain wisdom from your colleagues around a variety of ministry issues.


DAY ONE - Tuesday

  • Reflections and stories about living well
  • Reflections and stories about leading well
  • Learning to be present and curious

DAY TWO - Wednesday

  • Listening to Scripture and each other
  • Naming God's activity
  • Storytelling as the basis for discipleship
  • Storytelling as the basis for stewardship
  • Embedding storytelling into uour churches

Day THREE - Thursday

  • Embracing disruptive changes as doors to deeper mission
  • Anticipating and preparing for disruption
  • Rethinking our congregational norms

DAY FOUR - Friday

  • Creative crowd-sourcing session
  • Using crowd-sourcing in or congregations
  • Naming our ONE THING and ONE WORD


  • Pastors of small and large churches who desire to raise up spiritual elders.
  • Diaconal ministers and program staff who work with ministry teams.
  • Diaconal and health ministers who support wellness ministry initiatives.
  • Newly called ministry leaders who seek to rethink and reimagine ministry in new ways.
  • Judicatory leaders seeking develop healthy cultures and systems in faith communities.


Your facilitators for the Leading Well Learning Retreat include:

  • Jim LaDoux, Retreat Host, Facilitator & Coach
  • Matthew Short, Worship Leader & Chaplain
  • Tammy Devine, Facilitator, Worship Leader & Spirituality Coach
  • Michael Larsen, Musician, Artist, Thought Leader and Retreat Facilitator


The 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: $850
Per person, single occupancy, private bathroom: $950
Per person, commuter (off-site housing; 9 meals and hospitality included on-site): $650
Special rate for non-participating spouse in shared room: $450
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 November 15, 2019. Any remaining balance must be received on or before January 5, 2019.

  • You may charge the FULL AMOUNT to your credit card when you register.

For Approved Siebert Grant Participants: Please register using the "Siebert" options. NO DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED for Double accommodations. A deposit of $150 is required for those requesting a Single room.

The number of single rooms available at the Duncan Center 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.

* Residence Inn, Marriott, Boca Raton, FL

525 NW 77th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 USA
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Phone: +1-561-994-3222

For those staying at the Duncan Center:
For Early Arrival or Late Departure, please make arrangements directly with the Duncan Center, (561) 496-4130 or mary@duncancenter.org AND note your arrival date in your registration materials.

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