ACE 2023: Recreation and RE-creation



In 2023, clergy in the North Georgia Annual Conference are invited to a time of recreation and RE-creation.  ACE, sponsored by The Center for Clergy Excellence, will offer a variety of opportunities throughout 2023 aimed at renewing clergy by offering tangible ways to connect with God and one another in relaxed small group settings.  If you are a clergy person in need of refreshment and connection, sign up for one of these short-term opportunities.  Don't see something that meets your needs?  Keep checking back as new opportunities for recreation and RE-creation will be offered throughout the year.  




Sabbath Life: rest in the garden

Sabbath Life is an invitation for clergy to practice the rhythms of Sabbath, stepping away from our daily lives to delight in God, creation, and each other. This unique format offers a holistic approach to good health and clergy renewal, which in turn leads to flourishing congregations and communities.  This clergy group will meet one day a month for four months from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at a farm located just outside of Cumming, Georgia near the Cherokee/Forsyth County line.  The group will meet February through May.  It is open to any full-time or part-time clergy.  Full-connection Elders, Deacons, Provisional Elders and Deacons, as well as full-time and part-time Local Pastors are all welcome to join this group.  Retired clergy may also join.   To find out more about what a Sabbath Life day looks like and hear from previous participants, CLICK HERE.  


Wander & Wonder: a clergy hiking group

The North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries staff will lead small groups of clergy in guided hikes across the annual conference.  These hiking groups will meet once a month beginning in January and will end in April.  Winter and early spring are great times to hit the trail.  We are offering three different hiking groups with varying levels of difficulty.  Each hike will be accompanied by a theme for the day.  Even though the group will not be hiking all day, the day should be set aside as a time of active Sabbath.  To sign up or find out more information, CLICK HERE.  

COMING SOON!  Spiritual Formation: diving deep in spiritual practices

The details of this small group cohort are not available at this time.  If you are interested in participating in a small group of clergy aimed at deepening their spiritual practices, click here to be the first to know about this group.