God is Still Speaking, Ready, Set, Grow Retreat

God is Still Speaking, Ready, Set, Grow Retreat

You're Invited...
to a one-of-a-kind, hands-on retreat that explores the $64,000 questions of church growth: "How do we get 'em in the door and what do we do with 'em once they're here?"

Led by Stillspeaking Coordinator Felix Carrion, Evangelism Team Leader Dave Schoen, Minister for Covenental Stewardship Kate Huey and Minister of Evangelism for Church Development and Vitality Charlene J. Smith, this retreat will address questions like What happens after welcome?, What makes individuals and churches ready for growth? and What's my church's unique gift?

Kate Huey

Felix Carrion

David Schoen

We'll use online resources to work through market demographics and assessment tools, and refresh and build on the best of Stillspeaking training and practices. 

Who Should Come

  • Clergy and laypeople from local churches, associations, conferences and other ministry settings 
  • Ideal attendance for churches includes at least one staff and two laypeople
  • Churches new to Stillspeaking are especially encouraged to attend. This training qualifies churches to opt in to Stillspeaking if they have yet to do so.  
  • Experienced Stillspeaking Trainer or Church? Get ready to take the next step toward a thriving congregation! 

 A gathering in the Amistad Chapel


When It Is
Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14, 2009

The event begins with a noon lunch on Friday and ends by 3 pm on Saturday, with a closing worship service.  An optional tour of the Amistad Chapel and the United Church of Christ National Office will be held on Friday from 11:15 to 12:15. Meet in Amistad Chapel at 11:15 am to begin the tour.

Radisson Hotel at Gateway, Cleveland OH (connected to the UCC National Office)
651 Huron Rd, Cleveland OH 44115

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How to Register
Contact Vivian Santiago-Riccio by phone (866.822.8224, ext. 3814) or email santiagv@ucc.org

You will be our guest at the hotel Friday night, double room occupancy.  There is an additional charge of $40.50 for single room accommodations.  Registration includes Lunch and Dinner on Friday and a Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday.

You are responsible for arranging and paying for your transportation to the event.

What to Bring
This is a hands-on event, so we need you to bring a wireless-equipped laptop. It's important enough to borrow one if you can. You'll also need your Bible and your church's Mission Statement.

Please contact Vivian Santiago Riccio at 866.822.8224 ext 3814 or email santiagv@ucc.org.

Hope to see you there!

Contact Info

Gwendolyn Thomas
Assistant Stillspeaking Coordinator
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115