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God’s Mission and Church

A Leadership Formation Retreat

August 19-21, 2021

God’s Mission and Church

A Leadership Formation Retreat

 

Featuring Karl Vaters

August 18-20, 2022

A leadership retreat exploring God’s purpose, heart, and intent for the church.

About this Event

Whether you’re a pastor, ministry leader, or just seeking to serve Jesus faithfully in a rapidly dechurching culture, Rosedale Bible College invites you to our campus, August 18-20, for a Training in Ministry leadership formation retreat. Karl Vaters will explore God’s purpose, heart, and intent for His church today. This weekend will also include times of rest, prayer, worship and fellowship. We hope you join us for a weekend of spiritual renewal and restored hope.

Sessions

This year’s retreat features five sessions.

  1. Redefining Success In Ministry
  2. Big Churches, Small Churches – What’s the Difference?
  3. How to Discover and Use What Your Church Does Well
  4. Finding & Mentoring Volunteers In Today’s (And Tomorrow’s) Church
  5. What’s Working in Churches That are Thriving?

We will also have Cafe time, breakout sessions, and a group bonfire experience.

About Karl Vaters

For over a decade, Karl Vaters has been encouraging pastors and producing resources to help churches thrive. His heart is to help those in churches of 250 people and under to find the encouragement and resources to become a healthy church. Karl has authored four books: The Grasshopper Myth, Small Church Essentials (Moody Publishers), 100 Days to a Healthier Church (Moody Publishers), and The Church Recovery Guide (Moody Publishers).

Blogging at KarlVaters.com, Karl explores how to lead well, to effectively address challenges for the church and on to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a smaller church. Through his website he also hosts a podcast and many resources for smaller churches. Karl often appears at church conferences, podcasts, and in Christianity Today – where previously wrote for their New Small Church blog, addressing the issues facing the small church.

Over the years, many churches and individuals have been encouraged and impacted by Karl’s encouragement and resources. He continues to believe and encourage big and small churches to work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone. Personally, Karl has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years. Currently, he serves as the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 28 years with his wife, Shelley. They have three kids and two grandkids.

Admission

All tickets include meals, but we offer two tickets options, one that includes lodging and one that does not. Your stay in a dorm room includes community and is cheaper than you will pay in a hotel, but it also a more basic stay than you will experience in a hotel . Dorm stays include single beds, a roommate, and shared bathroom situations. Training in Ministry students receive a discounted admission.

Reserve Your Spot

Date: August 18-20, 2022

Time: Thursday 6:00 PM – Saturday 11:00 AM

Location: Rosedale Bible College Campus

Price: $150 per person (Includes admission, meals and dorm lodging). or $130 per person (Includes admission and meals, but no lodging).

*Your stay in a dorm room includes community and is cheaper than you will pay in a hotel, but it also a more basic stay than you will experience in a hotel . Dorm stays include single beds, a roommate, and shared bathroom situations. Training in Ministry students who have completed a learning track receive a free admission.

See below for details on other lodging options. 

Weekend Schedule

Coming Soon

Thursday Night

7:00 pm Gathering

7:15 Session 1:
Why did God create the church?

Break

8:30 Evening Prayers

Friday

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 Morning Prayers

Break

9:00 Session 2:
What does it mean for the church to be united?

10:00 Q&A

Break

10:30 Session 3:
What does it mean for the church to be holy?

11:30 Q&A

Lunch

1:00 Session 4:
What does it mean for the church to be universal?

2:00 Q&A

Break

2:30 Session 5:
What does it mean for the church to be sent?

3:30 Q&A

Break

4:00 Reflection

Dinner

7:00 Guided Group Conversation(s)

8:30 Evening Prayers

Saturday Morning

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 Morning Prayers

Break

9:00 Session 6:
What is God’s call for the church today?

10:00-11:00 Wrap Up and Dismissal 

Planning to arrange your own lodging? 

Accordion Content
South Side of I-70
Best Western
1133 Evans Way Court
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)870-2378; (800)870-2378
Country Inn & Suites
1155 Evans Way Court
Columbus, OH
(614) 853-1257 (888) 201-1746
Microtel Budget Hotel
5451 Feder Rd
Columbus, OH
(614)851-1745
 

North Side of I-70

Best Value Inn
1313 St. James Lutheran Lane
Columbus, OH
(614) 870-7090 (888) 315-2378
Comfort Suites
5547 Keim Circle 
Columbus, OH
(614) 870-7658 (877) 424-6423
Days Inn
5510 Trabue Road 
Columbus, OH
(614) 878-8844 (800) 329-7466
Hampton Inn
5625 Trabue Rd
Columbus, OH
(614) 851-5599 (800) 426-7866
Hawthorn Suites
5505 Keim Circle
Columbus, OH
(614) 853-6199 (800) 677-6424
Motel 6
5500 Renner Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)870-0993; (800)466-8356
Red Roof Inn #009
5001 Renner Road
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)878-9245; (800)843-7663
Super 8 Columbus West
1309 St. James Lutheran Lane 
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)870-2880; (800)800-8000

Downtown Columbus (35 miles from campus)


Rosedale International Center
2120 East 5th Ave. 
Columbus, OH 43219 
(614)258-4780

To get a reduced rate, mention that you are attending an RBC event.

Northwest Columbus (Dublin area) at I-270 and SR 161, Exit 17A 
(21 miles from campus)


Best Value Inn
6364 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017
(614)764-4545; (888)315-2378
Red Roof Inn #127
5125 Post Road
Dublin, OH 43017
(614)764-3993; (800)843-7663
Embassy Suites
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017
(614)790-9000; (800)362-2779
Clarion Hotel
600 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017
(614)764-2200; (866) 372-5566
Staybridge Suites
6095 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, OH 43016
(614)734-9882; (877)238-8889 
Holiday Inn Express
5500 Tuttle Crossing Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43016
(614)793-5500
 

London at I-70 and US 42 (13 miles from campus)


Knights Inn
870 US Highway 42 NE 
London, OH, 43140
(740)852-9415; (800)843-5644
Holiday Inn Express
100 Holiday Trail
London, OH 43140
(740)852-2700; (800)377-8600

East of Marysville at US 33 and US 36 (16 miles from campus)


Days Inn
16510 Square Drive 
Marysville, OH 43040
(937)644-8821; (800)329-7466
Amerihost Inn
16420 Allenby Drive
Marysville, OH, 43040
(937)644-0400; (800)434-5800

North of Plain City five miles at US 42 and US 33 
(13 miles from campus)


Super Eight
10220 US Highway 42 
Marysville, OH 43040-8707
(614)873-4100; (800)800-8000

Central and South Springfield (30-34 miles from campus)


Holiday Inn – Springfield South
383 East Leffel Lane
Springfield, OH 45505
(937)323-8631 ; (866)655-4669
Courtyard by Marriot – Springfield Downtown
100 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45502
(937)322-3600 ; (888)236-2427

East of Urbana on SR 36 (18 miles from campus)


Country Hearth Inn
1490 E US Highway 36 
Urbana, OH 43078-9738 
(937)484-4120; (877)904-3628

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