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2016 Congregational Councils Retreat

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood, 680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226 United States
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Congregational Councils Retreat, February 26-27, 2016, Briarwood Retreat Center

Registration is closed for this event.

Bring your leadership team to the congregational council retreat at Briarwood!

Councils will arrive on Friday evening so they can hold their council meeting that evening; Saturday morning all councils will join together for a day of learning. Topics will include healthy congregational leadership and how to do strategic planning.

This event is designed to be helpful for new or veteran council members.

A special breakout session will be offered from 1-3 during the retreat for all church treasurers and financial secretaries to discuss best practices for church finances.  Bring your questions and learn how to calculate pastoral compensation, make adjustments to compensation and benefits, the proper tax reporting forms for church employees, and budget considerations.

Cost is just $60 per person and includes lodging, Saturday breakfast and lunch, program. Friday dinner will be available for $12 additional.

For those able to attend only Saturday, the cost is $25 per person.

The following events are part of Saturday’s agenda:

Find out more about the new financial procedures at ntnl.org/newfinancialprocedures.

Congregations may want to cover half of the registration cost for their council members.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, Feb. 26

Prior to 6:00 pm – check in at your leisure

6:00 p.m. – dinner  (optional, registration required), Shalom Center
7:00 p.m. or later – individual congregational council meetings, check in at Quail Run to see what your location will be
9:00 p.m. – Evening Devotion, Quail Run Lodge
9:30 p.m. – Fellowship time (BYOB and snacks to share)

Saturday, Feb. 27

8:00 a.m. – breakfast, Shalom Center
9:00 a.m.-noon – Healthy Congregational Leadership, Streng Center
*11:00 a.m.-noon – Mission Investment Training Session on new accounting practices for Congregational Treasurers and Financial Secretaries, Quail Run Lodge
Noon – Lunch at Shalom Center
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Strategic Planning: Why, How, First Steps to Take Back to Your Church, Streng Center
*1:00-3:00 p.m. – The Ins and Outs of Church Finances for Treasurers and Financial Secretaries, Quail Run Lodge

*sessions for Congregation Treasurers and Financial Secretaries


February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
February 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm


Pastor Jane Mar
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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood
680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226 United States
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