“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out …?”
The Lord says:
“Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Eugene Peterson’s translation of Matthew 11:28-30 speaks to many of us these days, especially those who adhere to traditional theology.
Come to Me – a retreat for PCC Pastors – takes place November 7-9 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. No cost – and generous travel subsidies will be available for those coming from a distance.
Spiritual leadership will come from Liz Honeyford, founder and executive director of Healing Care Canada – along with testimonies from John Vissers and Chris Little. Worship will be led by Christine O’Reilly and Peter Bush.
It’s being organized by Renewal Fellowship in partnership with Vaughan Community Church.
It will be a time to share our burdens with kindred souls, an opportunity to grieve and lament, to talk face to face with colleagues and to be in touch with God’s Holy love.
Expect worship, prayer, words of encouragement, discussion, times of silence and listening ears. All with a solid scriptural foundation. The goal is to open the door for renewal, peace and shalom.
Registration via Eventbrite is now open! Space is limited.
All who are called as a PCC minister or employed as a pastor in a PCC congregation are welcome. Download the Pastors Retreat poster.
Want more info? Email Renewal Fellowship executive director Andy Cornell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him directly: 226-229-1695.
Liz Honeyford is the Executive Director of a ministry called Healing Care Canada. Healing Care Ministries began in Ohio, USA, under Dr. Terry Wardle who, as a pastor, author, seminary principal and church planter, found himself on a personal journey from profound brokenness to wounded healer, a journey that he would describe as “a journey not of his own choosing.” In 2008, Liz was pastoring in a church north of Toronto, Ontario, when she was invited to participate in a program under Terry Wardle called Pastors of Excellence. The program, Liz discovered, had nothing to do with being excellent and everything to do with being authentic as a pastor, a human, and a lover of Jesus. This began Liz on her own journey into understanding her own personal brokenness as well, discovering that Jesus longed to meet her in it and bring true healing and wholeness — life changing and ministry altering! In 2018, Liz founded Healing Care Canada to provide a safe space for others to go on their own journey into discovering a deeper intimacy and authenticity with Jesus, self, and others. Through Healing Care Canada, many people (and churches) have been transformed through small groups, spiritual direction, and/or seminars. Liz has been described by others as a “safe place to work out hard things”.