2019 NCP Beach Retreat

The 2019 Beach Retreat was held on March 1-2, 2019 at a new location!

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Boulevard, Cambridge, MD 21613

  • Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
  • View from the hotel overlooking the Choptank River
  • Enjoy putt-putt year-round ... weather permitting
  • Enjoy the lounge overlooking the Choptank River

 

Our Plenary and Workshop Leader …

Dr. Tom Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A Presbyterian minister, Dr. Long has served churches in Georgia and New Jersey.  View more information, click on the links below.  

Tom Long Bio and  CV

Audio presentation (provided by the Rev. Tom Davis) from the Beach Retreat plenary presentation (47 minutes in length).

Meet our Workshop Leaders

WORKSHOP LEADERWORKSHOP TITLE OVERVIEW
Rev. Dr. Tom Long
Preaching the Parabolic Imagination of Jesus
Tom's Bio
How the characteristics of Jesus' own parabolic preaching can speak to hearers today
View the handout from this presentation here
Rev. Dr. Kim Long
New Book of Common Worship:
Speaking to our Challenges and Opportunities
Kim's Bio
A new emphasis on shared leadership between elders, deacons and clergy
Visit the PCUSA Store to view order information for the New Book of Common Worship here
Rev. Jihyun Oh
PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection:
Navigating CLC for Call Seekers & Calling Organizations
Rev. Oh's Bio
Understanding the availability of the internet-based matching and referral system of the PC(USA)
Visit the CLC website here
Dr. Sheldon Nix, Ph.D.
IGNITE Grant Writing:
The 8-Step Grant Writing System
Dr. Nix's Bio
Raising the money you need through a clear and simple system for writing winning grant applications
Rev. Sara Robbins

IGNITE Church "Unglued"

Rev. Robbins' bio
Introduction to pilot program which develops practices that bring deep and sustainable change for the mission of Jesus Christ in our communities
View the Unglued Church materials on the IGNITE webpage here
Rev. Susan Rothenberg
IGNITE Church "Unglued"

Rev. Rothenberg's bio

Introduction to pilot program which develops practices that bring deep and sustainable change for the mission of Jesus Christ in our communities
View the Unglued Church materials on the IGNITE webpage here