North Central Jurisdiction Church Planters' Retreat

Who: For planters who have served a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 48 months and their spouse, if they are married.

When: July 11-13, 2014 (see detailed schedule below)

Where: Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN (

Cost: Single: $155; Double: $245 (Any developer who chooses to attend will pay the full cost: $255 for a single). This includes two overnights; meals listed below; snacks; musical.

Click here to register.

Registration Deadline: June 25, 2014, or when all rooms are filled (30 are reserved).


Friday, July 11
7- 10 p.m. – fellowship and refreshments in the Lilac Conference Room at The Inn
Saturday, July 12 – The Locke Township Meeting House
7-8:30  a.m. – Continental breakfast (included in room rate)
9-11:45 a.m.  – Ken Nash of Cornerstone UMC, Caledonia, MI, teaching: word of encouragement; message of self-care
12 noon – lunch (deli buffet lunch with turkey, ham and BBQ meatballs, potato salad, fresh fruit salad, veggie tray and dip, cheese and crackers, homemade breads, homemade cookies)
1-3 p.m. – Panel discussion based on felt needs of participants (a survey will be sent to those who are registered)
3-6 p.m. – free time
6 p.m. – dinner (Threshers Dinner – family style with broasted country chicken and tender roast beef)
8 p.m. – “Footloose” Musical
Sunday, July 13 
7-9 a.m. -  continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. – Granger Community Church service, Elkhart campus

Note: Childcare will not be provided. The presence of children would prevent the planter (and spouse, if married) from full participation in the retreat.