Board Retreat 2022

October 14-15, 2022

at New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees, Fresno, CA

Exploring four topics in four sessions!
  • Unity: Fight for something, not against something
  • Moving from distraction to back on mission
  • Roles of the effective board
  • Spiritual leadership

Intended for pastors and their church board or leadership team (i.e. elders, overseers, etc.), this is a time to come together to strengthen their board and also receive leadership training for the new frontiers in ministry.

Make plans to join us October 14th & 15th at New Covenant Community Church in Fresno

SPEAKER: Dr. Bruce Hopler has been coaching pastors and church planters for over 20 years. He now serves as the executive director of Church Strengthening at Converge. Bruce started a church in Maryland against all odds with no core group and no upfront funding, but it has grown for 18 years. He then moved to Las Vegas, where he was the Spiritual Formation pastor for the eighth-fastest growing church in America. During his time in Vegas Bruce completed his doctorate in spiritual formation and leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. After four years there, he moved to Orlando to join Converge. Bruce loves planters and pastors. He has been certified in StratOps, Church Unique and SOULeader coaching. He strives to help pastors discover what healthy means, within their unique calling and context.



Please note that if you're traveling from outside the area, you will need to make your own hotel reservations.  Lodging is not included in the cost of the event.

Event Board Retreat 2022
Date October 14-15, 2022
Location New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees, Fresno
Cost $35
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Friday October 14th

6:00 - 6:30 pm              Check in

6:30 – 7:30 pm             Session 1

7:30 - 7:45 pm              Team Time

7:45 - 8:00 pm              Break

8:00 - 9:00 pm             Session 2

Saturday October 15th

8:30 - 9:00 am              Team Time

9:00 - 10:00 am            Session 3

10:00 - 10:15 am            Team Time

10:15 - 10:30 am            Break

10:30 - 11:45 am            Session 4

11:45 am - 12:30 pm      Lunch/Team Time

12:30 pm                        Wrap Up 

We can’t imagine doing ministry without Converge. The encouragement, counsel, support, and friendships we’ve found in Converge have helped us not only survive the last two years but thrive—both as a ministry family and a church. We really are better together!

Chad Francis, Lead Pastor at Fair Oaks Church in Concord, CA