Courageous Conversations Leaders' Retreat, Flaxmill Bay
Mark will work with you to design a retreat that creates time and space for facilitated conversations that opens your team to discovering new direction. Our “courageous conversations” aim for honesty held in gentle kindness. We seek God’s presence to reverse hopelessness, defeat cynicism and out-believe the impossible. Courageous Conversations do not fear conflict. They are about discovery, love, trust, purposeful relationships and genuine partnership.
This time together for leaders of churches presumes outcomes and trusts God for surprising results.
“God promises his presence among us when we engage each other openly and honestly.” (Matthew 18:15-21)
Cost: $75 per person per night, self-catered.
Leaders' Visioning Retreat, Clevedon
Do you and your leadership team need time and space to dream new dreams? Avalon Ministries and Clevedon Presbyterian offers ministers, elders, parish councillors etc. a two day mid-week missional encounter. This is an opportunity for your church leadership to experience “first hand” the life and ministry of Clevedon Presbyterian. We will share our stories and experience and create space and processes for you to identify values and vision for your ministry and church. This leaders retreat will be a mix of programmed activities, (designed according to your needs), facilitated conversations, fellowship and rest.
You are welcome to make a donation to your hosts.
Restoration Retreat, Clevedon
Mark and Heather Chapman open their hearts and beautiful early 20th century home to ministry leaders in need of rest and restoration. Book in for a couple of days. Enjoy their wonderful hospitality. Rest, read, walk, talk, pray, dream….. A time to heal and be nurtured. Mark has a wonderful library of resources, and offers himself and the Clevedon Presbyterian ministry team as a resource to you. This informal, un-programmed, own-agenda, no-cost, retreat is a gift to you.
(Limited to one couple/single at a time).
"Mark and Heather Chapman are wonderful and generous hosts. They welcomed us to their home nestled in the lovely village of Clevedon, just minutes from Auckland’s scenic Eastern beaches, and made us feel truly at home. If you are looking for somewhere to be, to refresh your ministry, with friendly hospitality, good food, and plenty of peace, then I couldn’t imagine a better place or better people to bless you." Rory & Andrea Grant.
Choosing Change: Believing Your Congregation Can Flourish January 25th 2018, Clevedon
Choosing Change: Believing Your Congregation Can Flourish
Join us for our Inspiring Leaders' one day conference) Clevedon Presbyterian Church, South Auckland.
"In my 40 years as the minister of Clevedon Presbyterian I have encountered colleagues who are stressed, discouraged, and lonely. Many feel ill equipped to know how to be church in our secular nation.
As a young minister, I was fortunate to discover the importance of mentors to help me navigate my way to developing and encouraging leadership in myself and my congregation.
I love to share our stories of success (and despair) and enable others to do the same.
10 years ago, I felt compelled to offer leadership conferences to fill a need in our ministers for inspiration and collaboration and to encourage leaders to dream newdreams.
My recent retirement as minister of Clevedon Presbyterian has created space for me to mentor and encourage others through a new venture called Avalon Ministries.
Avalon Ministries and Clevedon Presbyterian invite you to join us for this day to rethink, restore and renew your ministry and yourself.