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“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack.” —David
“My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” —Jesus

Even for us who are many miles and millennia removed from David’s famous song, the image of a good shepherd tending his flock is a source of peace and refreshment. But how does this picture-perfect scene connect with our day to day lives? 

This two-night retreat explores this most familiar of passages with the goal of learning to better hear and walk with Jesus, our Good Shepherd. Drawing on themes from Psalm 23 and informed by Dallas Willard’s book Life Without Lack, this retreat offers:

  • Practical teaching sessions by Renovaré Ministry Team members
  • Opportunity for spiritual direction with trained spiritual directors
  • Space to create art (optional), explore nature, and rest
  • Time to worship and listen to original music

When and Where

May 3-5, 2019 (Friday Evening—Sunday Lunch)

Gilmont Camp and Retreat Center
6075 State Hwy. 155 N. 
Gilmer, TX 75644 (Google Directions)

About Gilmont
Nestled in the scenic beauty of East Texas pines and hardwoods, Gilmont Camp and Conference Center is filled with many modern and rustic cabins, a large retreat center, meeting spaces, and plenty of places to enjoy time with God in nature.  



2:00 PM  Optional Early Check-in
4:30  Registration at Crain Center. Sign up for spiritual direction.
6:00  Dinner
7:15  First Session


7:30 AM  Breakfast
9:00 Morning Session
11  Spiritual Direction or Create Art or Free Time
12 PM Lunch
1:30 Workshop (45 minutes), Spiritual Direction, and Free Time
4:00 Small groups
5:45 Dinner
7:15 Evening Session


7:30 AM  Breakfast
9:15 Morning Session
12 PM Close and Lunch

About the Facilitators

Brian Morykon studied Spiritual Formation and Leadership at Spring Arbor University and now serves as Director of Communications and Special Projects at Renovaré, where he writes regularly, oversees the website, and uses design and technology to connect people with Jesus and one another. Also a singer-songwriter with two albums, he has played concerts and led worship across the country. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Joy, and their three children.

Margaret Campbell is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Interior Design from the School of Architecture.  After giving leadership to many different volunteer efforts in Houston, Margaret coordinated the 1997 Houston Regional Conference and the 1999 Renovaré International Conference.She joined the Ministry Team in 1999. She serves on the advisory council for The Art Project Houston and is a member of the Salvation Army Guild. Margaret and her husband Justin have two married children and three grandchildren.

Registration is now closed.

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