2021 Annual Retreat


How can church leaders reduce polarization? How can we encourage and facilitate difficult conversations while maintaining community? At this year’s annual retreat we are skill-building around constructive dialogue across differences. For two days we’re focusing on rest and restorative leadership for pastors and leaders.

Pursuing Shalom: Uniting in Polarizing Times

One of the most unsettling aspects of the times in which we live in is the increasing polarization we feel around us. Whether it’s at church, at family gatherings, or the community at large self-awareness, intellectual humility, and the ability to engage in difficult conversations across difference has become imperative especially for leaders in church spaces.  This year we wanted to create a space where you could not only retreat from what has been an unprecedented year but also gain some practical skills in facilitating circles of deep listening and understanding. We pray that you will consider joining us November 1-2 at Cohutta Springs Resort in Crandall, Georgia.  Below is a list of what you can expect. 

What you can Expect
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Fellowship with metro-Atlanta pastors and church leaders
  • Cultivate deeper relationships across differences
  • Identify patterns that make communication difficult
  • Practice engaging in and supporting difficult conversations in your church and local community

Early Bird Registration






For Pastors and Leadership Teams  

Team Discounts Available

Rates are discounted if you attend with others from your church or organization.
Payment will cover 1 night of double occupancy lodging (2 queen beds) and 4 meals (Mon lunch and dinner, Tues breakfast and lunch).

EARLY BIRD rates available until Sept 15:
– 2 or more team members $125 each
– Individual $150 each

Regular rates start Sept 16:
– 2 or more team members $150 each
– Individual $175 each

Registration closes Sep 30 and after Oct 10 cannot be refunded.