12-13, 2016

Engaging the world with the hope of the Gospel

This years keynote speaker is Dr. Ed Stetzer, one of the nation’s most sought after and recognized specialists in the area of church planting and church growth. Ed is a dynamic communicator and a brilliant scholar.

Dr. Stetzer is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research Division.  He has trained leaders on six continents, holds two masters and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books, including his most recent books, Subversive Kingdom and Transformational Groups.

He is a well-known spokesperson, frequently interviewed in or cited in such outlets such as USA Today and CNN.

He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a weekly curriculum used by over a million people each week, and he is Executive Editor of Facts & Trends, a Christian leadership magazine.


Best Practices Workshops

The Ministry of Worship in the Local Church – with David Baroni .  He is a gifted musician, singer and songwriter. David will also be will be our worship leader. Check out David’s website:  www.davidbaroni.com

Men’s Ministry in the Local Church with The Rev. Dr. Pete Alwinson.  Pete has been in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years and is the recent author of Like Father, Like Son – How Knowing God the Father Changes Men. Pete leadsan ecumenical men’s bible study every Tuesday morning at Canterbury.Click here for more information about Pete.

 Women’s Ministry in the Local Church with Rita Baroni. In addition to being married to David Baroni, Rita is an actor, author and model. She has an amazing teaching ministry and shares her story of healing and victory over adversity with joy. She’s led women’s conferences all over the world. Learn more about Rita – Click Here

 Inductive Bible Study in the Local Church with Emmaus Ministries. This workshop will equip people to dig deep into the study of scripture, glean essential insights in a proven method of bible study.  Emmaus Ministries has relocated their operation and the school for Bible Study to the Canterbury Campus.  The school will launch in August of 2016. For more information http://www.esbsonline.org

Know Your Church Brand In today’s culture it’s hard to stand out, to get noticed. Businesses invest millions to establish brand recognition. Church leaders who want to connect with their local community cannot afford to ignore the power of branding. This workshop will give you practical insights on how to create a “contagious brand”, one that gets remembered above the noise of culture. Presented by Dave Welday, President of HigherLife and Communication Consultant for the Diocese of Central Florida.
Check out http://ahigherlife.com



“So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.” (Acts 9:31)

Ed will challenge, encourage and give direction

for the local church to engage in the mission of the Kingdom through strategic and intentional action.  Join a weekend to equip the church with the necessary skill sets to grow and prosper.


12-13, 2016


1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765


$185.00 per person Single Occupancy
$150.00 per person for Double occupancy
$95.00 Commuter Rate
(includes meals/lodging/retreat materials)


Friday  February  12
4:00 pm – Arrive / Check-in
6:00 pm – Supper
7:00 pm – Session 1
9:00 pm – Compline
9:15 pm – Fellowship

Saturday February 13
7:30 am – Morning Prayer (optional)
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Session 2
10:00 am – Break
10:15 am – Breakout Groups or Best Practices Workshops
11:30 am – Session 3
12:15 pm – Noon Day Prayers
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 pm – Breakout Groups or Best Practices Workshops
2:30 pm – Closing Session & Worship
3:30 pm – Head for Home!



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