mdc week 11-16 Sept
Our MDC residential week is a 5 day programme of reflection, teaching and fun. Attendance for the entire course is essential and you are asked to ensure that you are freed up from pastoral duties during this time. This is a really special week divided into two parts. The first part you need to provide your own accommodation, the second part, we all stay together at Whakata Country Retreat.
Please arrange to stay in Auckland for the entire course.
PART ONE: (11-13 September - Tuesday night-Friday morning)
At Carey and St Johns College, St Johns.
The week commences on Tuesday the 11 September at 5.30pm with dinner, followed by a relaxed evening of sharing stories, praying and encouragement. Your spouses are warmly invited to come along. Whilst we encourage you to find minders for your children on this evening, we appreciate this is not always possible. Please contact Wendy Budge if you wish to bring children with you as we would hate this to stop you from attending! The remainder of the course is for Pastors only and concludes Sunday 11th at 3.00pm, with the exception of Friday night, when your spouses are welcome to join us for dinner.
The next part of the course is learning together about avoiding the pitfalls of approval motivated leadership. We spend time at St Johns College and at Carey.
This is a mixed time of learning, experiences, sharing and fun.
You will have free time on Friday morning up until 3pm to enjoy as you wish.
PART TWO: (14-16 September - Friday 3 pm onwards-Sunday 3pm.)
At Whakata Country Retreat:
Friday evening involves another night of food and fun (to which spouses are also invited, this occasion will not be able to accommodate children).
The Saturday we spend time with Dr Phil Halstead and the Ministry team.
Sunday is a time of reflection.
Overall, this weekend is a special time of learning, deep sharing and prayer.
SCHEDULE 11-16 September
Tuesday at Carey.
Wednesday St Johns College, St Johns
8:45am meet at front of reception
9.15am holy euchrist
9.45am Self-reflective exercise
10;15am sharing in groups - morning tea served during this time
11;30 Session 1 - Jonny
1:00 - 3:00pm Lunch - meadows cafe
3:00pm session 2 - jonny
4:30pm Finish and free time
Thursday at Carey
8:45am Meet at carey chapel
9:00am Session 3 - jonny
10.15am Session 4 - jjonny
11:45 session 5 - jonny
2:00 Session 6 - Jonny
3:00 Fun Afternoon and evening- led by sam
Friday at Whakata Country Retreat
Morning free time
3.00pm Arrive and settle in
5.30pm Happy hour and Dinner (spouse's are welcome)
9.00am Phil Halstead and Ministry team ( breaks and lunch included)
5:30pm Happy hour
6:30pm Dinner, provided by Carey
9:00 Refelction, prayer, sharing
3.00pm MDC Residential week concludes.
You are responsible for your own travel and for accommodation from Tuesday - Thursday nights.
from Friday evening - Sunday carey provide ACCOMMODATION at Whakata country Retreat.
October 30 - MDC assignment 2
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the second year MDC Pastors, this is the final assignment and is required for you to finish MDC and become registered at the Baptist Union Hui,7-10 November 2018 in Palmerston North.