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The Common Calling

June 2 - June 4

The Common Calling

A Vision Retreat for Pastors

For those in pastoral leadership, the trenches of ministry life can be hard. We invite you to step away from the day-to-day challenges, find rest and direction at our special three-day retreat.

This carefully curated and intentional gathering for pastors and church leaders is designed to remind us of the value of our calling and the commission as leader of congregations and stewards of the Scriptures.

  • Hear from peers about the pastoral burden and the ecclesial vision.
  • Share ideas and borrow wisdom from fellow pastors.
  • Enjoy time to rest, think, pray, recuperate.
  • Renew your whole self in the pastoral setting of the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
  • Remind yourself of the joy and craft of pastoring.

Our goal is to give you space, as a pastor and a person, to regather yourself in the outworking of your vocation. Enjoy conversations on the patio, great food and time alone with God – a compelling time to recharge for any pastor, church planter or ministry leader. Join us at Common Calling June 2-4, 2020.


June 2-4, 2020

Commuter Packages: Starting at $175 person plus tax
Overnight Packages: Starting at $380 plus tax

To make a reservation by phone, please call 719-265-7050

Andrew Arndt

Featured speakers include:

Eric E. Peterson, founding pastor of Colbert Presbyterian Church in Washington state. Eric is the “son of a priest,” as his father Eugene described him in the dedication of his book Run with the Horses. Eric’s books Letters to a Young Pastor and Letters to a Young Congregation collect his father’s reflections to him about the ministry of pastoring, and his letters to his church in its formative years to help form them as a faith community.


Andrew Arndt, Lead Pastor of New Life East – one of seven congregations of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO.  Andrew was the co-founding pastor of Bloom Church in Denver; his book All Flame is a spirituality of the Trinity.


Jared Anderson is a worship leader and songwriter, and a founding member of Desperation Band. He’ll be providing contemplative worship during the main sessions of the retreat.


Tuesday – Thursday, June 2-4, 2020

Bring your team: Make it an even more meaningful time shared with members of your staff. We are pleased to offer group discounts for those purchasing 4 or more registrations. Please contact Linda Graf at linda.graf@navigators.org for more information.

To make a reservation by phone, please call 719-265-7050


Tuesday, June 2

3:00-4:30pm: A relaxed check-in process with light refreshments allows time for attenders to get to know one another and settle into a retreat experience.

6:00pm: Buffet-style meal in the Castle Dining Room.

7:30-8:30pm: Evening gathering—After a formal welcome and orientation, Andrew Arndt will reflect on how connecting to the church of history has strengthened his pastoral ministry today.


Wednesday, June 3

7:30-9:00am: Buffet-style breakfast in the Castle Dining Room.

9:30-10:15am: Eric Peterson will begin the day with reflections on the scope and spectrum of pastoral responsibilities, with an emphasis on staying grounded, staying hopeful, and staying alive.

10:30-10:50am: Wanda Anderson, pastor at Solid Rock Christian Center in Colorado Springs, will reflect on abiding in Christ as a pastor during seasons of unanswered prayer.

10:50-noon: Open time. Prompts for discussion and personal reflection available.

12:00pm: Lunch in the Castle Dining Room.

2:00-2:30pm: Matt Redder from Sermon Central will present data on the challenges facing pastors and the best practices and resources that are proving effective in sustaining pastors in their ministries.

3:00-3:30pm: Daniel Grothe, teaching pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, will reflect on the pursuit of wisdom as a pastoral responsibility.

3:30-6:00pm: Open time. Prompts for discussion and personal reflection available.

6:00pm: Buffet-style dinner in the Castle Dining Room.

7:30-8:30pm: Eric Peterson shares from his interactions with his father about longevity and sustainability in the pastoral task.


Thursday, June 4

7:30-9:00am: Buffet-style breakfast in the Castle Dining Room.

9:00-9:45am: Andrew Arndt shares thoughts on what the future holds for pastors and pastoring, tying together the range of discussions over the past 48 hours.

10:15-11:15am: Open Mic for pastors to reflect on their retreat experience.

11:15-11:45am: Closing music and farewell.




Cancellation: All reservations for overnight Glen Eyrie Spiritual Retreats, Conferences, Marriage GetAways must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Reservations may be made via phone with a credit card or in person with cash, check or a credit card. Cancellations made a minimum of 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded less a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the start date of the program will be charged a 50% cancellation fee and have a gift certificate issued for the remaining 50%. The gift certificate is valid for 1 year and is usable for any Glen Eyrie purchase.  Reservations that are rescheduled at anytime prior to the start date of the program will incur a 10% change fee. No changes or cancellations will be allowed within 72 hours of the start date; any such concerns that arise within 72 hours of the start date will cause the funds to be forfeited by the guest.  No-Shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation



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