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Going for Broke: Holy Risk in a Post-Christian World

May 7-10, 2019

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Christ is alive…but the church around us is managing decline.

So what’s a congregation to do in a spiritually hungry but institutionally suspicious culture?

What does faithful leadership look like in communities that have stopped looking to church leaders for hope?

How do we cultivate a culture of holy risk-taking within our congregational worship, education, and mission?

Join the Holy Enchilada in May of 2019 at Mo-Ranch for a week that will excite you to be a part of what God is doing in your church and community.

Who/What is the Holy Enchilada?

The Holy Enchilada is a whimsical amalgam of seriously committed creative worship practitioners who want to share their wares with the broader community. Click the leadership tab to learn more!

Who can attend Going for Broke?

This retreat is for all who long to spark change and growth in their congregations: pastors, leaders, members, musicians, instigators, thinkers—but it is not for the faint of heart. For we worship the One who went for broke for us and calls us likewise to live courageously and abundantly.

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or registrar@moranch.org.

2019 Retreat Leadership: Holy Enchilada

The Holy Enchilada is a whimsical amalgam of seriously committed creative worship practitioners who want to share their wares with the broader community. We come from big church, small church, inner-city, suburban, ethnic, bi-lingual and plain vanilla congregational settings and have all endeavored to stretch our congregations outside the boxes they have previously known. We offer our experience in crafting unique blends of music, liturgy, education and real life together in new ways that we hope you will enjoy and appreciate enough to try yourself!

 – Theresa Cho, Corey Nelson, Beth Watson, Rob Mueller and Ben Johnston-Krase

Corey is pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Collins, CO. When he’s not at church, Corey enjoys drinking way too much fair trade coffee, searching for his next dog on Petfinder, playing the West African djembe drum and the piano—though rarely at the same time—and planning his next trip to check off another National Park from his bucket list.

Beth is director of worship arts and fellowship at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX. In addition to serving at Shepherd of the Hills, Beth runs a catering business, “Our Lady of the Lunch.”  She is a fan of Mexican vanilla, Texas beaches, homegrown tomatoes and campfire singing. Beth lives with her four fabulous children, Lucy, the dog, and Tigger, the cat, and she is lobbying the FDA to make chocolate the fifth food group!

Rob is pastor of Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX. He loves to hug, hike, hunt, fish, garden, dance (to almost anything), do and teach yoga, sing karaoke (Spanish and English), take photos, write poetry, kayak, travel, brew his own beer and ride his motorcycle. His passion is for local neighborhood mission and community development, and he balances that passion with silence and contemplative prayer as essential spiritual disciplines in his life.

Theresa is a pastor at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. When she isn’t at her day job, she is cheering on her son at soccer games, working as a personal assistant to her 5-year-old daughter and baking sweets to subvert her husband’s attempt at a healthy diet.

Theresa also has her own blog, Still Waters.

Ben is one of the visionary founding pastors of Farm Church in Durham, NC. He and his family embody Farm Church’s mission: to gather a Christ-centered community around elements of soil and food, to break bread together and to leverage all the resources of a farm to address food insecurity in our community.  As the father of three young girls, Ben enjoys Play-Doh, Polly Pockets, Candyland and reading Harry Potter novels aloud.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cost and Housing

Hotel lodging will be available.

Single Hotel Room Occupancy: $580

Double Hotel Room Occupancy: $390

Commuter Rate (excludes lodging): $225

Registration/Cancellation

A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer and rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Click here for directions to Mo.

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