Iowa Christian Educators to host fall retreat at Wesley Woods

August 19, 2013

Iowa Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF)

October 7-8, 2013
Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center*

Our Iowa CEF (Christian Educators Fellowship) chapter is planning a very important retreat this fall. I am very excited about this great opportunity, because our CEF planning committee has lined up an amazing speaker to share about her life and her amazing gifts as they relate to Christian Education. This event will also combine our typical spring and fall retreat for the 2013 year, which allows people to attend one event instead of trying to make time for two.

Keynote speaker/seminar leader for this event is DELIA HALVERSON, renowned United Methodist Christian Educator. Author of more than 15 books (including the ‘Faith Discovery Ministries’), Delia has been a seminar leader for over 25 years. She currently lives in Georgia and travels nationally and internationally for ministry consultant work in the Christian Education area with not only United Methodists, but with many other denominations too.

The four areas of focus that Delia will share include:

Igniting Excitement about the Ministry
Discovering and Inviting Volunteers—Terms of Call
Training Volunteers
Keeping Volunteers

You don’t have to be strictly a Christian Educator – in fact, whether you are laity or clergy, you will definitely benefit from this tremendous event and speaker. 

Click here for an event information and registration flyer. *updated 9.20.13*

Cost for the event is $125 for CEF members who register on or before September 6 (increases to $150 on/after September 7), and $140 for non-CEF members who register on or before September 6 (increases to $165 on/after September 7).

Click here for the 2013 Iowa CEF membership form.

Meals and lodging at the retreat center are included in the registration fee. Those attending will share rooms in groups of 2 or 4. You can select roommates when you arrive at the retreat. Bedding is not included with the registration fee; be sure to bring a twin sheet set, pillows, and blankets with you.

For more information, contact David Hobbs (515.974.8913 or


*Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center, 10896 Nixon St, Indianola, IA 50125