Grow Stronger In Marriage And Ministry. Called Together is a four day retreat focusing on relationships, renewal, and resources for couples who are both in professional ministry.
Relationships – strengthen your relationship as a couple/family; develop relationships with other couples who get the unique challenges and blessings of being called together
Renewal – Enjoy the gift of letting others plan opportunities for your spiritual renewal. Take time for Sabbath in a beautiful corner of God’s creation.
Resources – Leave better equipped for ministry by gaining tools from our leaders and the community of ministry couples.
Bring Your Family!
During retreat activities for adults, children of all ages will enjoy a program designed especially for them. Enjoy opportunities for recreation and renewal as a family.
What’s The Schedule?
You may click on the “Tentative Schedule” Link on the upper left-hand portion of this page to see a more detailed schedule.
Our Chaplain Couple (an experienced ministry couple) has designed opportunities for your spiritual renewal (individually and as a couple). They will also be available throughout the retreat to talk with couples about the unique challenges/blessings of a life of shared ministry. Our resource leadership will send you home with new tools in your ministry kit.
Check-In for Called Together begins at 1:00 p.m. on August 7th with the first activity beginning at 2:30 p.m.. The retreat will conclude on August 10th with lunch. The schedule was designed to avoid the need for couples to take a Sunday off. However, if you would like to arrive early, or stay late for personal or family Sabbath, those arrangements can be made at a discounted rate.
Updates to leadership and the content of their presentations will be coming soon.
Margaret and Pete Peery – The Peerys are an experienced ministry couple. They will be focusing on the renewal portion of Called Together. Margaret and Pete Peery met in Summer Greek School at the beginning of their seminary days at Union in Richmond in 1970. Margaret asked Pete out on a date in early November that year. (Pete loves to tell that part.) By the end of May, 1971 they were married… Continue to read full bio here
Dr. Gloria Rhodes – Dr Rhodes is Associate Professor for Peacebuilding and Conflict Studies at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is also the Department Chair for Applied Social Sciences, and will be focusing on the resourcing portion of Called together through the use of the Enneagram tool… Continue to read full bio here
If you have any questions about this retreat, you may contact Clayton Rascoe, Executive Director of Massanetta Springs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Crofts, Program Director at email@example.com. You may reach either of them at 540-434-3829.