2018 WELS & ELS Pacific Northwest Annual Mens' Retreat
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“Whole Life Stewardship”
Whole Life Stewardship: Is a way of life for God’s people as we manage all of our blessings to God’s glory. That is, not just what we do with the 10%, but how we handle the other 90% of our time, talents, treasures, temple and God's truth.
- Time: This portion of the presentation will explore God's perspective of our time as well as the motivation for using our time to "work while it is day."
- Talents: The church is a volunteer run organization and each person in the body of Christ has been gifted to contribute to the work of the church uniquely. Part of this presentation will involve ideas for congregations to get people motivated to serve, how to ask volunteers and how to retain them!
- Treasures: Luther said, "Money must be the least of all God's gifts because he even gives it to fools." In other words, the devil gets us to value money in a far greater way than God would have us do. God has much to say about handling this "least of all gifts" to give him the most glory!
- Truth: We probably don't look at this as one of God's gifts he has given us to manage, but it could be argued that there is no greater gift he gives to us. We'll look at the importance of a devotional life as well as addressing the obstacles to it.
- Temple: You only get one body here on earth until Jesus returns to give us our new glorified bodies. What does God have to say about managing our "temples of the Holy Spirit?"
Prof. David Scharf
David Scharf was born in West Allis, WI to Rev. Ralph and Annette Scharf. He is the 7th of 14 children and attended Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church and School where his father served as pastor. A graduate of Luther Prep (1996), Martin Luther College (2000), and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (2005), Dave and his wife (Beth nee Koelpin) have six children ages 3-14 (Anastasia, Zoe, Isaiah, Dahlia, Evangeline, and Nika). Upon graduation from the Seminary, Dave was assigned to serve as a parish pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Greenville, Wl, and served there from 2005-2016. Dave has had the privilege of serving as the Northern Wisconsin District Evangelism coordinator and as the chairman of the Commission on Congregational Counseling. Dave accepted the call to be a professor of theology and is thrilled to have the opportunity to help impact the next generation of called workers.
Friday, April 27
Note: TBD items will be updated ASAP.
|5:00 - 7:00 pm||Registration and dorm room assignments (Come to Auditorium B)|
|7:30 - 7:45 pm||Opening announcements|
|7:45 - 8:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 1|
|8:30 - 8:45 pm||Break|
|8:45 - 9:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 2|
|9:30 - ?||Fellowship & refreshments in Auditorium B|
(bring cards & games, if you'd like)
Saturday, April 28
|8:00 am sharp||Breakfast in Mess Hall A|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Spiritual Growth 3|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 - 11:00 am||Spiritual Growth 4|
|11:00 - 11:15 am||Break|
|11:15 - noon||Spiritual Growth 5|
|Noon||Lunch in Mess Hall A|
|1:00 - 2:00 pm||Spiritual Growth 6|
|2:00 pm on...||Free time|
|5:30 - 6:30 pm||Dinner in Mess Hall A|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 7|
|7:30 - 7:35 pm||Vote for next year's topic|
|8:00 pm - ?||Fellowship & refreshments in Auditorium B|
Sunday, April 29
|8:00 am sharp||Breakfast in Mess Hall A|
|8:45 - 9:30 am||Spiritual Growth 8|
|9:40 - 10:00 am||Break / prep for worship|
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Worship service|
Please check out of the dorm prior to TBD - This will be updated as known. By dropping keys off with Tad or Nick.
Please click here (and scroll to bottom) to read Camp Casey clean up/exit policies.
Click for map of Camp Casey grounds
- If paying by check, the registration deadline is April 20, 2018.
- If you are registering using credit card or paypal, the account will come up as Andrew.Schwartz@ctk-wels.org, which is now a Business Paypal Account. ALL FUNDS will be going directly to the WELS PNW BPS account. NO FUNDS will be going to Pastor Schwartz.
- Questions? Contact Pastor Andy Schwartz at 360-471-6300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions from the North...
Exit off I-5 at the Anacortes/ Whidbey Island exit (#230) and continue through Oak Harbor to Coupeville. At the pedestrian overpass and traffic light, turn south (right) on South Main. Follow signs to Fort Casey State Park. You will arrive at Camp Casey Conference Center before reaching the state park.
Directions From the South...
Exit off I-5 at Highway 525 West (exit #182). Cross the sound on the Mukilteo Ferry. Travel North 22 miles on Highway 525. Turn left at the sign for Fort Casey State Park. Continue past Keystone Ferry until you see Camp Casey Conference Center sign.
Camp Casey Conference Center
1276 Engle Road
Coupeville, Washington 98239
Toll-free phone: 866-661-6604
Look for the signs directing you to Camp Casey. Once in Camp Casey head toward Auditorium B.
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Ear plugs if you're a light sleeper
Cards/games for fellowship time
A snack to pass, if you want
Not Provided: Sleeping bags, bedding, pillows, blankets, reading light, bath towels, washcloths, bath soap, folding towel-drying rack, or personal cosmetics
Note: Linens are not included in $150 fee.
Add linens for $10 during the registration process and upon check-in, you will receive: one blanket, two sheets, one pillow and pillowcase, one towel and washcloth.
Note new venue, click here for a map of the premises & click here to see what items are provided by Camp Casey.