New Room Pastors' Retreat*

first love

January 18 - March 3

*in the time of COVID

It’s one thing to go through a global pandemic.

It is quite another to go through it
as a shepherd of God’s people.

It's time to take a moment, slow down,
and rediscover our first love.

You’ve been through a difficult year, most likely with scars (and sheep bite marks) to prove it. The virus, the changing economy, the racial crisis, and the toxic political climate has hit everyone in one way or another.

Additionally, you have been uniquely impacted by all of them—in a compounded way—because you are the shepherd of the whole flock.

On top of that, you’ve had to adapt your work in ways that are constantly shifting, endlessly frustrating, and (no matter how hard you try!) still unsatisfying. 

Few realize the impact this has on our pastors. We do. We see you, and we’ve created this online retreat just for you – at no cost to you.

The New Room Pastors' Retreat

morning check-in

Every day, J. D. will send you an early morning email—like a private Daily Text. Our subject will be Paul’s letter to the Philippians. 

weekly ministry

Every Thursday (starting Jan. 21) we will gather on Zoom from 2:00 to 4:00pm CT. Each week we’ll bring a different “Pastor’s Pastor” to encourage and minister to us. Dr. David Thomas, Senior Advisor to the New Room and a pastor’s pastor himself, will host these sessions along with others from our team.

The balance of the time will be spent in ministry together, some corporate, some breakout, all personal. Beyond the deep restoration and renewal of our first love, we have no agenda. This is a meeting with Jesus. He will bring the agenda and he will personalize it for each of us. That’s it. This will be an extravagant sowing unto the Lord.

pastor's pastors

keith cowart

Free Methodist Church Bishop

jack deere

Author and Speaker

kimberly dirmann

Pastor, former Foursquare supervisor

allen hood

Former President of International House of Prayer

todd hunter

ACNA Bishop & founder of Telos Collective

tim johnson

Pastor of Pfrimmers Chapel UMC

jo ann lyon

Superintendent Emeritus of
The Wesleyan Church

stephanie raglin

Pastor of Embry Chapel AMEC, Director of Programs at Hope Center

steve seamands

Author, Spiritual Director

craig springer

Executive Director of Alpha USA

dee stokes

Spiritual Advisor, Coach, Speaker

david thomas

Senior Advisor to New Room

jon tyson

Pastor of Church of the City (NYC)

j. d. walt

Sower-in-Chief of Seedbed

austin wofford

University Pastor

maddie wofford

University Pastor

guest lineup subject to change

retreat schedule

schedule subject to change

January 21

How is it with your soul?

with Keith Cowart, Jack Deere, and Jo Anne Lyon

January 28

What are we learning? What is God saying?

with Todd Hunter, Dee Stokes, Austin Wofford, and Maddie Wofford

February 4

How do I live as a pastor now?

with Kimberly Dirmann, Craig Springer, and Tim Johnson

February 11

How can I steward these times for awakening?

with Allen Hood, Steve Seamands, and Jon Tyson

join us

January 18 - March 3, 2021

Because of the generous support of the Seedbed community—who loves and believes in you—we’re able to off this retreat totally free of charge.