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  • Start & End times
    November 16, 2021 - November 18, 2021
    2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Online registration has closed.  If interested in attending, please contact NEwert@doxology to determine availability.

Take Heart!

Strength and Confidence for Demanding Days

A Retreat Presented by DOXOLOGY and the LCMS Office of National Mission

November 16-18, 2021

Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center — Plymouth, Indiana

The “Take Heart!” retreat provides an excellent opportunity for respite, rest and renewal for pastors. This is a gift that heartens not only the pastor attending the event, but also enhances his subsequent influence and counsel for brother pastors and for his parish. The retreat pays dividends that multiply the positive outcomes exponentially.

This is an advanced educational training experience intended to provide respite, rest and renewal for LCMS pastors.  “Take Heart!”  underscores four major emphases for healthy ministry:

  • Sustain the work of faithful, confident pastors as they serve their parish
  • Diagnose existing challenges of ministry
  • Respond  confidently to provide strategies, insight, and assistance, as needed
  • Equip pastors with essential spiritual care and psychological resources

This retreat will provide encouragement for ministry, enhance confidence in ministry and will strengthen pastors for ministry as the chaos and turmoil of COVID-19 wear on .

Presenters for the Retreat 

Rev. David C. Fleming

Executive Director for Spiritual Care



Beverly Yahnke

Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke 

Executive Director for Christian Counsel

Location:  The retreat sessions and lodging will be at the Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center in Plymouth, IN.  Learn more about the venue: click here.  Address and map: click here.  COVID-19 guidelines: click here.

Cost:  LCMS pastors  may register online from this web page and will attend at no cost.

Schedule:  Event check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. and the event begins at 3:00 p.m. on November 16th.  The conference ends by 3:00 p.m. on November 18th.  You may review the tentative event schedule: click here.

Registration is open through November 1, 2021

Please direct questions or cancellations to Nancy Ewert at newert@doxology.us