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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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