in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, ID - the spectacular
“Playground of the Pacific Northwest."
We're going to experience the beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene in Coeur d'Alene, ID. The world acclaimed the Coeur d'Alene Resort will be our host. The Resort offers lakefront and lakeview rooms and suites, designed from the ground up with guest comfort in mind. Each room is exquisite, featuring superior sound proofing, elevated beds, sofas, spacious bathrooms, widescreen LCD flat-panel TVs, CD players, high-speed internet access and reading chairs. All maximize the spectacular views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and surrounding mountains.
We are excited that pastors and their spouses from all over our Northwest District will be there. In addition to quality time with our spouses, we look forward to building on existing friendships as well as beginning new ones.
Inspirational Speaker: Morris Dirks
Morris grew up in Canadian Midwest where he played a lot of hockey and enjoyed motorcycles. He spent the first decade of his ministry in youth work.
Following that he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he pastored two churches over 18 years. One was filled with the joy of significant growth in attendance and influence in the community. The other flourished as well but, along side of the growth, there were challenges that brought deep disappointment and emotional pain. Through it all, Morris truly understands the highs and lows of ministry along with the spiritual and emotional challenges that come in that world.
In 2006 Morris founded SoulFormation — a ministry designed to provide spiritual and emotional support to pastors. He has spent the last 10 years working with Christian leaders through retreats, conferences, and one-to-one.
Morris has a Doctorate in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox University. He is married to Ruth who has a private counseling practice and shares SoulFormation’s commitment to the spiritual and emotional health of Christian leaders. They live in Portland, Oregon and have two married sons and three grandchildren.
Rest and Relaxation
In addition to three brief sessions together (Monday evening, Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening), there is plenty of free time for you and your beloved to explore the downtown area, walk/hike the surrounding nature trails, enjoy the spa or pool ... or simply relax. There are numerous shops, coffee shops and restuarants within walking distance for you to discover.
Registration and Options:
>Registration for you and your spouse
>Two nights' lodging in a beautiful room with sweeping views of the lake and park (you can choose a king or two-queen room)
>A delicious buffet dinner for two
>PLUS a scenic sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
>>>There's another reason to register early and soon! If you register by Wednesday, February 1, you will be entered into a drawing for a free upgrade to a Lake Tower Fireplace Suite that boasts a separate sitting area, large bathroom, fireplace and near the top floor of the hotel, affording even more spectacular views and free amenities!
January 23 - If rooms are available, we will open up the retreat to executive pastors and spouses.
February 6 - If rooms are still available, we will open up the retreat to all pastors.
>>>The Resort has also extended to us the option of adding
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, or WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 to your stay for a steeply discounted rate of $165 (the going rate for the same room starts at over $210+tax). To take advantage of that, simply add that OPTION to your registration.
>>>COSTS - Your registration fee provides two nights lodging, a delicious buffet dinner for two PLUS a scenic sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
We have kept the costs the same as last year. Even so, we realize that the costs can be somewhat prohibitive so we again invite you to please contact your Team Leader (divisional superintendent) for available supplmental funds. We want everyone to come!
>>>DINING - We invite you to take advantage of the multiple options, at every price point, for your breakfasts as well as lunch on Tuesday. There are so many great local restaurants nearby. Check out places around Coeur d'Alene, Click here to discover great on-site dining options as well as in-room service if you prefer.
>>>ACTIVITIES - Coeur d'Alene offers a wide vareity of activities Find out more here. The Resort offers world-class golf with the world's only floating green. You may want to bring your golf clubs - just in case!
>>>PARKING - The Resort provides controlled covered on-site parking. The current fee is $18.00 per every 24 hours period. Valet services are also offered at $22.00 per day.
4pm Check-In Begins
Dinner on your own
7pm Evening Session in the Event Center
Breakfast on your own
10am Morning Session at the Event Center
Lunch on your own + free time
5:30 pm Sunset Cruise - meet on the dock (bring a coat for cool weather)
6:30 pm Evening Session / "Date Night" with Buffet Dinner* in the Event Center
*The Buffet Dinner will include a beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian option. No need to pre-order your dinner selection.
Sleep in and enjoy the rest of your day!
Flat-screen high-def tv's with premium cable channels
Free high speed wi-fi (for our guests)
In-house dining and room service
Indoor pool/hot tub
24-hour fitness room
6 on-site restaurants for your dining pleasure
World-class golf course with the world's only floating green
*What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you are driving in...
The Resort provides controlled covered on-site parking. The current fess is $18.00 per every 24 hours period. Valet services are also offered at $22.00 per day.
We encourage you to carpool with another couple if that is an option. This is a great opportunity for you to build relationship with another pastor in your Team (division) and saves money.
Our meetings will take place at the Event Center on The Resort golf course which is approximately 2.5 miles from the main resort. We encourage you to carpool there - Parking is free.
If you're flying in...
The Resort shuttle is available from the Spokane airport for $59 per person for round trip airport transportation. With so much to do and see within walking distance, you won't need a car. You can catch a ride to the Event Center of the main sessions. Or you can rent a car at your discretion.
Who do I contact with any questions?
Call the District office at 253-284-1674 and ask for Diane. Or email email@example.com and I'll be happy to assist you!
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Sure! If you'd like another couple to attend in your place, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - simply bring your sweetheart and your luggage and leave an extra hand free to receive a gift upon arrival.
What is the refund policy?
If you cancel before February 13, we can easily and immediately credit you back what you paid - simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If you cancel after February 13, we will need to speak with you over the phone to explore options at 253-284-1674.
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The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S 2nd St
Northwest Foursquare District
Assistant to the District Supervisor
Northwest Foursquare District
253.284.1674 | email@example.com