In WMCNZ we believe that discipleship is a whole life process and investing in the spiritual and physical health of our pastors is essential to growing healthy churches. REFRESH is a pastoral formation retreat designed with ministers and their spouses in mind to build into the health and wellbeing of our pastoral leaders and equip them for the unique challenges of pastoral ministry.
The goals of our time together will be to refresh, reconnect and refocus as we share the journey of pastoral leadership. It's our prayer that at the conclusion of our retreat we will have heard the voice of God in our own lives, received help and support from our peers and identified our next growth step as Ministers.
Refresh 2021 will be held at Flaxmill - a retreat and accommodation venue in Flaxmill Bay, Whitianga.
Flaxmill Bay (also known as Maramaratotara Bay), is a sheltered bay situated between Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Drive time from Auckland or Hamilton is about 2.5 hours and the area is a popular holiday destination known for its beaches, great fishing and boating spots and beautiful scenery.