2023 OH Gathering Conference
June 5, 2023 - June 8, 2023
2023 DOXOLOGY Ohio Classic Series
The OH Classic Series offers an innovative program of advanced study retreats to strengthen pastors for the task of faithfully shepherding the souls entrusted to their care. It provides pastors with a unique study and renewal experience, rooted in the classic art of the care of souls (cura animarum) and informed by the insights of contemporary Christian psychology. These are professional, advanced training seminars. It is essential that each man attend the entire conference series to gain the full benefit of the training.
- 2023 Ohio Classic Series Gathering: June 5-8 in Beavercreek, OH
- 2023 Ohio Classic Series Encore: November 3-5 in Beavercreek, OH
- 2023 Ohio Classic Series Grand Reunion: August 2-4, 2024 at location TBD
You can learn more about DOXOLOGY’s Classic, three part program here .
2023 OH Classic Series Presenters:
2023 OH Classic Series Tuition:
- $2500 (Cost to congregation: $2400 + Cost to pastor: $100)
- Discounted, early registration rate available through 11/30/22: $2300 (Cost to congregation: $2200 + Cost to pastor: $100)
Fees and Grant Information: The registration fee covers ten days of instruction, materials, food and lodging for pastors, three days for one lay leader, and three days for the pastor’s wife. Thanks to generous grants by the LCMS Office of National Mission and other funding partners, DOXOLOGY is able to offer each enrolling congregation a $3500 grant. The net result is that all expenses for sixteen days of instruction (pastors, lay leader, and pastor’s wife) cost only $2500 (although the actual cost of this training is really $6000 per congregation.)
Some special financial assistance available:
- PALS graduates (over the last three years) are eligible to receive a grant to pay for 50% of the tuition ($1250). Contact the PALS office (Robyn.Armbrust@lcms.org) for a grant application.
- Pastors from the Minnesota North LCMS District are eligible to receive a $1250 grant graciously provided by the Minnesota North LWML. Contact Nancy Ewert (NEwert@doxology.us) for details.
2023 DOXOLOGY Ohio Classic Gathering – June 5-8
The Bergamo Center (near Dayton, OH)
4400 Shakertown Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45430
Retreat Center information: click here
Gathering schedule: Event check-in is at 2:45 p.m. on June 5th with a conference start time of 3:30 p.m. The Gathering will close around 3:30 p.m. on June 8th. Click here for tentative event schedule.
Registration open through Sunday, May 21, 2023.
For Pastors: A word about registration for The DOXOLOGY Classic Series Experience. You are enrolling in a professional continuing education program of the first order. Hundreds of pastors have found this experience of learning, conversation, worship, and care to be transformational for their life and ministry. In order to gain the full benefit, it is essential that you and your lay leaders commit to the entire package: Gathering, Encore, and Grand Reunion. If the sequence of events in your selected training cycle conflicts with other personal obligations, you may attend a corresponding event in one of the other cycles scheduled in the current year.
Pastoral needs in a congregation cannot be anticipated, of course. Therefore upon enrolling in a given training cycle, contact another pastor who will be on call to cover sick calls, emergency pastoral needs, and funerals during your scheduled DOXOLOGY events.
Cancellation Policy: DOXOLOGY is contractually obligated to retreat facilities for all registrants. Therefore we cannot issue full refunds for cancelled registrations. Cancellations received prior to 14 days before a scheduled event are eligible for a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of a scheduled event are eligible for a 50% refund. All cancellations must be sent to Newert@doxology.us .