We are confirmed to be going to Detroit, MI for our retreat! You are invited to join fellow SYMBOL colleagues on August 10-13, 2014 at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center for renewal around our own discipleship and how we disciple other leaders with Pr. Ernie Hinojosa (more on him below). We'll also have time for catching-up, sharing resources, and exploring Detroit a bit.
Thanks to support from the ELCA, the retreat will be $100 total retreat costs, and you need to cover your travel to get to Detroit (limited travel funds may be available - please ask). We're making arrangements for local transportation. And we're working with the Network to host our registration online - we'll communicate that when it's ready. Housing will be individual rooms, though you can request a roommate if you would prefer.
About our guest presenter: Pr. Ernie Hinojosa currently serves as the pastor of Rejoice! Lutheran Church in Houston, TX, having recently moved there from serving as the Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) for the North Carolina Synod. Before arriving in North Carolina, Ernie served as associate pastor of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church, and as lead pastor/church planter for Camino Real Christian Fellowship (ELCA) – both in San Antonio, Texas.Ernie is a frequent speaker and resource person in the areas of leadership development, discipleship, and evangelical outreach. He and his wife Jana have three school-age children.
Ernie started working with Mike Breen (founder and principal leader of 3D Movements) eight years ago as a parish pastor/church planter in Texas. Mike was still at Community Church of Joy in Phoenix having recently arrived from Sheffield, England. Mike served as Ernie’s personal coach while he was leading the development of multiple sites for ministry in San Antonio. More recently Ernie has trained with 3DM as a “frontier leader” in which he travels 2-4 times a year to various places around the US and Canada to share the vision of discipling culture and assist congregations wanting to develop a culture of discipleship and mission in their settings. As a certified discipleship coach with 3DM, Ernie mentors pastors and lay leaders from across the US and Canada.