Thursday, April 24, 2014

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2014 PK Retreat Medical Release Form

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Building up one another through fun, fellowship and spiritual renewal!

So, how are you?  No, REALLY.  How ARE you?

If you’re like most Ohio ministers and spouses, the past year has had some ups and downs. You’ve probably felt exhausted from time to time. And, you’re likely experiencing some challenges and frustrations you can’t always share freely with the folks at your church or ministry whom you are serving. You’re probably craving an opportunity to hear from God and draw close to Him as His child, through Spirit-led prayer, worship and the Word, without having to plan or lead the whole service for the benefit of everyone else!

Well, if that describes your week, your month, or your whole year, we have really great news for you!

We are convinced in our hearts that the 2014 Ohio Ministers Retreat is going to be a watershed moment for many of our ministers and spouses.  You simply don’t want to miss all that will be happening in these powerful three days in Sandusky.

Our speakers, Rick Dubose and Mark Lehmann, have already shared with us the direction they believe the Lord is leading them.  Some ministries, some marriages, and some mentalities are going to be eternally impacted by the incredibly powerful and transparent messages these gifted speakers are prayerfully preparing. In fact, due to the nature of several planned discussions, not all sessions will be recorded this year.

In addition, brand new components are being incorporated into this year’s schedule to heighten your connection to fellow ministers in ways that will have you laughing hysterically and leaving with even deeper friendships that will grow in the years to come.  Read on for all the exciting details and we hope to see you in February!

John & Brigette Wootton

Retreat Speakers and Schedule

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Monday, February 10

3p - Registration and Check In* (Hotel check in 4:00 p.m.*)

7:30p - Opening Session*

Tuesday, February 11

8:30a - Missions Breakfast - at the Great Karoo Marketplace. (Breakfast at the attendees expense and is payable at the Great Karoo Marketplace on the day of the event.)

10a - Breakout Sessions*

10:45a - Break*

11a - Morning Session*

12:30p - Free Time*

7:30p - Evening Session*

Wednesday, February 12

10a - Breakout Sessions

10:45a - Break

11a - Morning Session

12:30p - Event Concludes

We Need Your Help!

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We need your help!  Choose your favorite current portrait and e-mail it along with that “special” photo of when you were much younger, maybe in your early 20s. We will take all electronic submissions and have them available for viewing during a fun session at Ministers Retreat so everyone can have a chance to vote on their favorites. Prizes will be given for the winners of several categories, including:

  • You’ve Come a Long Way Baby
  • Uh, Background Check Please
  • Haven’t Aged a Bit
Submit your photos to or upload them with your online registration!

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One of the new highlights for this year’s gathering will be Ohio ministers sharing some real stories that you might find hard to believe.


We’re calling this session “Oh, by the way” and we’re looking for your story! Hopefully, your story will contain some key details, now safe for public consumption, that you discovered AFTER you arrived at your church or ministry.  Were there some significant components your board or supervisor forgot to mention like the following:

  • Oh, by the way, the church is in foreclosure
  • Oh, by the way, the parsonage floods “a little”
  • Oh, by the way, your wife needs to play the piano

Please e-mail your story by January 31 to or submit your story when registering online so our judges can pick several favorites and contact you, in advance, about sharing your story with this year’s audience.  

Housing Options

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When using phone numbers below to make reservations, refer to your room block name, Ohio Ministry Network Ministers Retreat. Discounted pricing is available at the Kalahari for Sunday night thru Wednesday night, Feb 9 thru Feb 12. After January 11, the discount rate at the Kalahari is no longer guaranteed.

KALAHARI RESORT PH: 877-525-2427

7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870 

$99/night (1-4 persons) until 1/11/2014 

Add $20/night (5-6 persons) Special rates on other room/suite options are listed on previous page.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES* PH: 419-621-9500

6220 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 

$79/night until 1/11/2014 

Use code: OHMN


6011 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 

$89/night until 1/11/2014

*Those not staying at Kalahari can purchase water park passes for $10/person/day (applies to all ages, 3 and older; 2 and under are free). This purchase can be made when you check in for Ministers Retreat with our event staff.


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As a token of appreciation for Ohio churches who financially support Network Ministries, Heartland Conference Retreat Center, and Church Multiplication, in accordance with levels recommended in OMN Bylaws, registration fees for this event are waived for lead pastors and all credentialed AG ministers (and their spouses) who are in good standing with their Network tithes and who regularly attend or are on staff at “Heart for Ohio” churches.  


All registration fees are transferable within the event, but not refundable. For teen registrations (PK Retreat), be sure to note whether registering for sessions only or for housing and meals as well.

Questions about this event?  Contact us at