Ashram 2014

The Pastor’s & Spouse Ashram dates for 2014 will be the October 26-29. The Ashram will be held at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center (220 West Shore Road, Swanzey, New Hampshire)

Registration is now available!

http://www.pilgrimpines.org/ashram/

Please email us with questions!

Download the Ashram Flier here.

Rest. Reconnect. Renew.

East Coast Covenant Clergy and Spouses are invited to reconnect, rest, and renew at the 2012 Ministers’ Retreat. Step back from ministry and allow yourself to be ministered to by God’s presence, by your brothers and sisters in the Lord, by time alone, by our speaker, and by the beauty of God’s creation surrounding us at Pilgrim Pines. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to our retreat. God’s blessings and peace be with you. – The 2014 Ashram Committee 

 

Our Speaker - Deb and Alan Hirsch

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Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network. Currently he co-leads Future Travelers, an innovative learning program helping megachurches become missional movements. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world.

Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten Ways; co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap. (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson);The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim)

His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination.

He and his wife Debra have been married and in ministry for over twenty years in Australia and the United States. Debra co-Authored Untamed with Alan.

Schedule for 2014 Ashram

Sunday, October 26th

6:00pm Dinner (optional) – Dining Hall

6:30-8:30 Registration, Fellowship, Refreshments and Outing into Keene

Monday, October 27

7:30am Devotions – Meeting House

8:00am Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am Worship & Session #1 – Chapel

11:00am Break

11:15am Denomination/Conference leadership reports

12:00pm Lunch – Dining Hall

FREE TIME

4:30pm Directed conversation on how to pastor on the issue of homosexuality in the current

church/cultural environment led by Pastor Josh Throneburg – Chapel

5:15pm Open Forum – Meeting House evangelical covenant church reps

6:00pm Dinner – Dining Hall

7:15pm Worship & Session #2 – Chapel

8:30pm Snack – Dining Hall

Tuesday, October 28

7:30am Devotions –Meeting House

8:00am Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am Worship & Session #3 – Chapel

11:00am Break

11:15am Covenant Stories

12:00pm Lunch – Dining Hall

FREE TIME

4:30pm – Directed conversation on multiracial realities within the church led by Pastor Fred Elliott-
Hart – Chapel

5:15pm Open Forum with East Coast Conference Staff – Meeting House

6:00pm Dinner – Dining Hall

7:15pm Worship & Session #4 – Chapel

8:30pm Prayer time in small groups

9:00pm Snack – Dining Hall

Wednesday, October 29

8:00am Worship: Holy Communion – Chapel

9:30am Brunch – Dining Hall

10:00am Check out/Departure

 

2014 Annual Meeting

Resources Available for Download from the Ministerial Association Annual Meeting, Held May 1st, 2014:

Minutes 2013 Annual Meeting (3) 15A – 2014

ECC Resolution on Immigration 2.13.14 without Resource

Ballot 2014

Business Meeting Agenda 2014

ECC.Chicago2014.overview

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