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Region 9 Rostered Deacon Retreat

September 10 - September 12

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on September 10-12, 2018, at Camp Kinard for a special retreat just for you!  REGISTER HERE:

The event will feature keynote speaker Sister Krista Anderson, a Deacon and the ELCA’s Program Director for the Support of Rostered Ministers. Question and answer sessions will also be a part of the retreat with conversation centering around what it means to be a deacon within today’s changing church community and rosters.




The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton, the Candidacy and Leadership Manager for the Joint Ministries of Region Nine, will also be present to help facilitate conversations and provide information.




Generous grants from the ELCA’s Diaconal community and the South Carolina Synod have been given to make it possible for participants to attend for only $25 (includes meals, lodging, and program material costs).


Monday, September 10
1:00-2:00 pm – Registration
2:00 pm – Greeting & Housekeeping
2:15 pm – Community Building
2:45 pm – Recap of Word & Service Roster – Sister Krista Anderson
3:15 pm – Conversation about Call Process & Candidacy – Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton
4:00 pm – The Gift of Deacons – Synod Bishop(s)
5:00 pm – Dinner with Lowcounty Boil
7:00 pm – Panel Discussion
8:00 pm – Evening Prayer
8:30 pm – Social Time

Tuesday, September 11
8:00 am – Morning Prayer
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – Community Building
9:45 am – Possible Workshops
Spirituality of Stewardship/Fundraising
Spiritual Direction
Dealing with Conflict
11:00 am – Update on Word & Service Roster – Sister Krista Anderson
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Free Time (Pool, boating, trip to Columbia/LTSS, nature walks, ect.)
5:30 pm – Dinner provided by Shealy’s BBQ
7:00 pm – Celebrating our Gifts Worship & Eucharist
8:00 pm – Social Time

Wednesday, September 12
8:00 am – Morning Prayer
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – Affinity Groups
Where do we go from here as a community?
How to we bridge the gaps in relationships with our synods?
10:45 am – Recap Discussions
11:30 am – Sending Service
12:00 pm – Box Lunch


September 10
September 12