Board Retreat & Training

October 11-12, 2019

Friday 6:30pm to Saturday 1:30pm

New Covenant Community Church

Fresno, CA


Our Focus: The Heart of Ministry  |  Leadership Fundamentals from the Book of 2 Peter

THEME: In every calling, sport or profession there are fundamentals that must be learned and continually kept in focus if we are to maintain maximum effectiveness and impact. That is especially true when it comes to fulfilling our calling as Christians and church leaders. The apostle Peter after highlighting the fundamentals of our calling and election told his readers that he would always “seek to remind you of these things even though you already know them.” Certain fundamentals must always be reviewed and kept in the sharpest focus.

That is why this year’s Converge PacWest Board Retreat will give us opportunity to focus again on some of the essentials of church leadership that serve to guide us into more effective ministry in our role as board members. The theme is: Our Focus: The Heart of Ministry, Leadership Fundamentals from the Book of 2 Peter. Every leader and team will work to develop and evaluate alignment on key ministry essentials: fulfilling our mission, the nature and health of our church, our roles as shepherd leaders and the importance of staying faithful and finishing strong.

BEST PRACTICES: Two pace- and trend-setting leaders from within our region will be showing leaders ways to assimilate people into the life and ministry of a church and how to engage a church in caring for its community. Their Converge church stories are both inspiring and instructive.


OUR LEADERS OF LEADERS:  Larry and Karla Adams will lead the main sessions and worship. After nearly, 40 years of fruitful ministry in Brentwood, the Adamses recently assumed new roles with PacWest as Ministry Mentors and consultants.
Damon Owens of Genesis Church and Michael Pouliot of VIA Church will be sharing instructive and inspiring “best practices” in the areas of assimilation and community care. 


  • EARLYBIRD--before September 29: $35/person, or Church Team: $100 (up to 10 people)
  • REGULAR: $55/person (no Church Team pricing after September 29)

HOTEL: The Radisson Hotel has a special discount for our attendees!  You'll need to call them directly at 559-233-6650 and give them the group name "Converge PacWest" to reserve your room for $95 plus tax.  This special offer is only available through 10/7/19 so make your reservation today!
          Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center
          1055 Van Ness Ave, Fresno CA 93721 // phone 559-233-6650

Event Board Retreat & Training
Date October 11-12, 2019
Time Friday 6:30pm to Saturday 1:30pm
Location New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E Nees Ave, Fresno
Cost $55
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6:00—6:30 pm Registration
6:30—7:30 pm Welcome, introductions, worship led by Karla Adams, Session 1: Staying Focused on the Mission: Glorifying God by Making Disciples –Larry Adams
7:30—7:45 pm Team Time
7:45—8:00 pm Break
8:00—8:45 pm Session 2: Staying Focused on the Church: Living as His Body –Larry Adams

8:30—9:45 am Welcome; worship with led by Karla, Session 3:  Staying Focused on Our Calling: Leading Like Jesus –Larry Adams
9:45—10:15 am Team Time
10:15—10:30 am Break
10:30—11:45 am Best Practices in Assimilation (Mike Pouliot) and Community Outreach (Damon Owens); Q&AChickFilA
11:45 am—12:15 pm Chick Fil-A Lunch (provided) and Team Time
12:15--1:00 pm Session 5: Staying Focused to the End: Finishing Strong—Larry Adams
1:00 – 1:30 pm  Team Time: Next Steps