WINTERRETREAT





Winter Retreat

We will keep a close eye on the Texas COVID-19 regulations and we will do our best to ensure the safety of everyone attending Winter Retreat. 

We will keep you updated if any plans change.

REGISTRATION FORM BELOW

retreat information

WHO IS RETREAT FOR

Every ministerial student, licensed, commissioned and ordained pastor who is appointed on staff is expected to be at this event. If you have other staff who are considered pastors, but are not credentialed, you can register them as well. Only a genuine emergency should keep you from coming. Email Courtney Hughes with that emergency at courtney.hughes@northwestdistrict.org.


LOCATION

Sent Church

3701 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023


MILEAGE

The amount designated for Winter Retreat mileage will be divided amongst the appointed pastors (ministerial students, licensed pastors and ordained ministers that are appointed to a local church) and retired pastors who attend Winter Retreat and will be given only to those who are the drivers of your party or to those who fly. Each of those retired and appointed pastors will receive around $300. Mileage checks will be given out after the last session of Winter Retreat.

tentative schedule

Tuesday, February 9

9AM-Noon: Retreat Session (Tod Bolsinger)

7PM-9PM: Retreat Session (Worship Night and Andrew Stanley)


Tuesday, February 10

9AM-Noon

LODGING

You are responsible for finding your own transportation and lodging; however the district has group blocks at the hotels listed below. 

These are all close distance to The Shops at Legacy and Legacy West, which are great places for shopping and eating.

  • Cambria suites

    7500 Parkwood blvd, plano, tx 75024

    BOOKING LINK HERE (The booking link works best on a computer rather than on a mobile device)

    Price: $104 + taxes/night

    Deadline to book: 1/16/2021


    Complimentary WIFI

    Complimentary shuttle to local attractions

    Within walking distance of The Shops at Legacy

  • La Quinta inn & suites plano legacy frisco 

    6624 communications prkwy, plano, tx 75024

    BOOKING LINK HERE

    Price: $85 + taxes/night

    Deadline to book: 1/11/2021


    Complimentary WIFI

    Complimentary shuttle to local attractions

    Free breakfast buffet

  • dallas plano marriott at legacy town center

    7121 Bishop rd, PLANO, TX 75024

    BOOK BY CALLING 1 (800) 228-9290 or (972) 473-6444

    Price: $119 + taxes/night

    Deadline to book: 1/11/2021


    Complimentary WIFI

    Within walking distance of The Shops at Legacy

tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Initiative, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tod was the founder of the Fuller Leadership Platform, an innovative approach to online formation and leadership development and served as a Vice President of Fuller Seminary for six years. 

 

He is the author of four books, including the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in pastoral leadership, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change.  He served as a pastor for 27 years. Bolsinger speaks, consults and is an executive coach for corporate, non-profit, educational and church organizations in transformational leadership. His blogs and other resources can be found at depree.org/church.  

 

Tod is married to Beth, an executive coach, consultant and professional artist.   They have two adult children, Brooks and Ali, and a son-in-law, Ben. An avid outdoor lover, if he hadn’t taken biology after lunch in high school, Tod would have been a National Park Ranger.  When he retires, he is going to be a ski host who makes sure there are four people on every quad chair lift. 

Andrew Stanley

GET READY FOR A GOOD LAUGH! 


Homeschooled preacher’s kids with finance degrees don’t usually quit their Budget Analyst jobs that provide health insurance to pursue stand-up comedy, but Andrew Stanley did, and he hasn’t looked back.  He is now touring all over the country (as well as internationally) performing at clubs, festivals, fundraisers, churches, corporate events, bars with 4 people in them that "didn’t know there would be comedy tonight”….  Andrew possesses a unique perspective that pairs well with his dry delivery and observational nature.   He was the winner of the 2017 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant and in 2019, he was selected as a New Face of Comedy at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  Andrew’s parents are still alive so he works clean.


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • POINTS OF INTEREST


    Dallas World Aquarium

    Dallas Zoo

    Fairpark

    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

    Reunion Tower

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  • RESTAURANTS


    Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    Hutchins BBQ

    Half Shells

    Wahlburgers

    Kenny's Burger Joint

    Saltgrass Steak House

    Norma's Cafe

    Mexican Sugar

    Andy's Frozen Custard

    Texas de Brazil

    La Hacienda Ranch

    Whataburger

    In-N-Out

    The Cheesecake Factory

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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  • SHOPPING


    The Shops at Legacy

    The Shops at Willow Bend

    Ikea

    Galleria Dallas

    Grapevine Mills Mall

    Legacy West

    NorthPark Center

    Nebraska Furniture Mart

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  • SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT


    TOPGOLF THE COLONY

    MAIN EVENT FRISCO

    AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

    AT&T STADIUM

    COTTON BOWL STADIUM

    DR. PEPPER ARENA

    FORD CENTER AT THE STAR

    SIX FLAGS OVER ARLINGTON

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  • OUTDOORS & RECREATION


    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

    The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens


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  • ARTS & CULTURE


    THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA

    Dallas Museum of Art

    George W. Bush Presidential Center

    John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

    Moody Performance Hall


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payment

PRICES: $75/couple, $40/individual 

PAYMENT IS DUE BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2021.

Payments can be made to The Northwest District of the Wesleyan Church and mailed to the District Office (919 Airport Road, Sheridan, WY 82801) or you can PAY ONLINE HERE. Processing fees will apply. If you need childcare, please include that amount with the registration amount. 


Below are is the hard copy registration form. This may be an easier form if a church office is registering multiple pastors. 

PDF REGISTRATION FORM

FILLABLE REGISTRATION FORM

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