Jesus announced His ministry to the people of God by reading out these words from the scroll of Isaiah:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” —Luke 4:18-19a
He has sent us this same Spirit to the Church today, and we call this proclaiming, healing, and freeing work pastoral care. The MPC retreat will be a time of receiving such care through worship, teaching, and personal prayer ministry. By receiving from the Lord, each attendee will also be growing in their capacity to offer this care to others. The retreat will address barriers to knowing God’s presence with us, equipping us to more fully collaborate with Him in personhood, family life, and vocation.
Who Should Attend?
All Christians are encouraged to attend. Those who are struggling with the wounds and compulsions that are common in our world today will find real help. Ministers and lay leaders from all denominations, and those in the healing professions such as counseling and medicine will find themselves strengthened for their service.
About Ministries of Pastoral Care
MPC is a teaching and healing ministry inspired by the writings of Leanne Payne. Our ministry team is led by Sarah Colyn, a seminary-trained psychologist with a passion for the gospel. MPC’s speakers and prayer ministers have received new life through Christ’s sacrifice and now we seek to live in consecration to His service.
Friday, March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The retreat will include meals together: lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday
The MPC retreat will be held at the Campus Bible Church, Palm Campus, located at 222 E. Fountain Way, Fresno, CA 93704.
For any attendees traveling from out of town, special rates have been arranged at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. To make a reservation call (559) 435-5838 and ask for the MPC Retreat 2019 Fresno rate.
To register for the retreat, please complete your registration form (form and details at ministriesofpastoralcare.com/schools) and submit your registration fee. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been processed. All information is confidential. MPC reserves the right to decline any registration, and our retreats sometimes fill up such that we are not able to accept every registrant.
Registrations received through March 15, 2019. Walk-in registrations and those submitted after March 15 will not be accepted.
The cost of the retreat is $110 per person, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. If the registration fee is prohibitive in your circumstances, you are welcome to inform our registrar of your financial need.