Because many church planting spouses find it hard to get away during the week, Parakaleo now offers some weekend Basic Intensive Training retreats. At our first weekend event, held in Orlando recently, thirteen church planting spouses and their trainers experienced a powerful time of gospel-based teaching, bonding, and celebrating God’s good gifts in a beautiful setting. And they didn’t mind the weather, either!
Women report that Parakaleo training provides “an abundance of tools to center your life in the gospel. You will be equipped for your life and ministry as a church planting spouse.” Another woman says, “If you go to a Parakaleo retreat, you will leave better than you came!”
If you missed this training retreat, you can still sign up for the Charlotte Basic Intensive (April 23-27) or the Nashville Basic (October 9-13). And for women who are interested in learning how to come alongside others in one-on-one gospel conversations, Parakaleo’s Alongside Coach Training is coming to Columbus, Ohio, March 20-23, 2017 http://www.parakaleo.us/training-events.
We’re also busy launching new virtual networks and mini-networks for church planting spouses. See our website http://www.parakaleo.us/virtual-networks for more information.
Interested in finding out more about Parakaleo? Attend one of our Taste of Parakaleo Workshops! LuCrysta Caswell and Ashley Bennett will host a workshop at the Transformed conference in Sarasota, Florida, March 3, 2017. Parakaleo founder and executive director Shari Thomas will lead a workshop for the Crossbridge Miami Network March 17 as they launch Parakaleo in their network. Shari will also teach at the Church Multiplication Training Conference in Miami, Florida, March 17 & 18, 2017.