Participants will come to share in a uniquely Christian understanding of the mystery and marvel of human communication. After exploring the profound relationship that exists between growing as communicators and growing up into Christ our Head, we will take up a series of foundational topics that will include practical measures to help retreat attendees to be better, more thoughtful communicators, while also laying the groundwork for future communication-themed retreats. Featured among this year’s topics are: the art of biblical encouragement, the skills of active listening, and the differences in the way men and women communicate.
Friday, September 16
|5pm||Dinner - As you arrive|
|9pm||Welcome and Devotion|
Saturday, September 17
|8am||Breakfast and Fellowship|
|9am||Session One: The Gift of Communication
|Session Two: Knowing Christ / Understanding People
|1pm||Session Three: The Power of Words
|Session Four: The Grace to Listen
|Vespers, Bonfire, and free time|
Sunday, September 18
|8:30am||Session Five: Communication and Gender|
|10am||Wrapup/Q&A/2017 Planning / Free time|
|11:30am||Pack up / Clean up|
An 18 hole golf course is available as a Saturday afternoon activity if there is enough interest. It costs $23 per person, plus $7 for a cart if desired.
While all are welcome, this retreat is designed for the adult men of WELS/ELS churches. Fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 16 or older.