January 17-19, 2024

Canterbury Retreat Center : Orlando, Fl

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Three days of reconnection, refreshment, and retooling for the journey of church leadership in these unprecedented times.

The last few years have taken a toll on leaders in ways unimaginable even 5 years ago.  We have seen many colleagues and friends who found that the pressures of this last season were enough to push them out of ministry.  Now, as we look toward future days, how can we cultivate our life and leadership in a way that will last through both the ups and downs that we will inevitably face?

3 Days of

Learning Together

During the Ecclesia National Gathering we will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Jorge Acevedo, Lead Pastor of Grace Church in Cape Coral, FL.  Jorge is a prolific author and speaker, and will have retired from 40+ years of full-time ministry later this year.  He has experienced the highs and lows of life and leadership, both in congregations as well as in his family.  Jorge will share with us the core practices and principles that have sustained him over many seasons.  

In addition, we will be joined by Professional Counselor and Therapist, Dr. Tasha Levert, to gain insights from the counseling community on the steps we can take to develop our personal and emotional well-being to withstand the pressures of ministry.  

We are also delighted to welcome two long-time Ecclesia leaders to share with us – Dr. Aaron Graham, Lead Pastor of The District Church in Washington D.C. and Dr. Mia Chang of Next Gen Church in Princeton, NJ. Aaron and Mia started congregations in highly challenging contexts and have learned the postures and practices for thriving as leaders in an increasingly secular age.


Dr. Jorge Acevedo

Lead Pastor of Grace Church in Cape Coral, FL.

Dr. Tasha Levert

Professional Counselor and Therapist
Aaron Graham headshot – hi res

Dr. Aaron Graham

Lead Pastor of The District Church in Washington D.C.

Dr. Mia Chang

Lead Pastor of Next Gen Church Princeton NJ.

In addition to learning from these experienced leaders, we will have the opportunity for more focused discussions, meet-ups, prayer with one another, and time to relax and connect with both new friends and old

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We hope beyond hope that you will create space to join us during January 17-19, 2024 for the chance to make a deposit into your future ministry and to be together with friends on the journey of mission.  At a highly affordable price that includes lodging and meals (with off-site options as well), this is an opportunity not to be missed!


Wednesday, January 17th

2.00–4.00:   Arrival & Registration

4.00–5.30:   General Session # 1: Understanding the Different Seasons Ministry Brings

5.30–6.30:   Dinner

6.30-8.00:   General Session # 2:  Practical Rhythms that Sustain the Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Thursday, January 18th

9.00–10.30: General Session # 3:  Developing a Christ-Centered Self Intelligence

10.30–10.45:  Break

10.45–12.00: General Session # 4: Holding Fast to the Faith in an Age of Secular Evangelism

12.00-1.00:     Lunch Break

1.00-2.00:   Workshops/Discussion Groups

2.00-2.15:      Break

2.15-3.15:   Workshops/Discussion Groups

3.15-5.30:   Break

5.30-6.30:     Dinner

6.30-8.30:  General Session # 5:  Ecclesia Celebration & Network Highlights

Friday, January 19th

8.30–9.45:      General Session # 6:  Contending for the Faith in an Age of Progressive Secularity

9.45-10.00:        Break

10.00-11.30:    General Session # 7: Growing in Personal and Pastoral Boldness for the Great Commission

January 17-19, 2024

Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center

1601 Alafaya Trail Oviedo 32765

Off-Site Lodging Options

Homewood Suites– 5 Miles from Canterbury


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