Laity Retreat: Deepening Faith & Igniting Ministry

September 13, 2017

A letter from Terrel DeVille, Louisiana Conference Lay Leader

Greetings to All,

I want to personally invite you to attend a very special event being held for you and members of your congregation.

This special event at the Wesley Center focuses on Deepening Faith/Igniting Ministry (Living the Great Commandment) and is sponsored by your Board of Laity and Discipleship Team of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

Deepening Faith/Igniting Ministry
Friday Night, October 20
(Registration 4:00-6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:00)
Saturday, October 21
(Welcome 8:00-9:00 AM; Session I, 9:00 AM. Sending Forth 3:00 PM)

Prayerfully consider joining us as we explore our spiritual journey and reflect on our life together in Christ.

You may register your attendance by going to

Friday night is optional, but I highly recommend that you include it in your schedule as it will give you ample time to settle-in and the opportunity to experience the classical spiritual practice lectio divina/divine reading of scripture.

You do not want to miss the Saturday Sessions led by three of our own certified Spiritual Formation Directors, Cherri Johnson, Cindy Mann and Bob Leitner.

There is no fee to attend; all materials will be provided. 

All that is required is your Love for Christ and your desire to grow in grace. 

If you plan to stay at the Wesley Center Friday night, please make your reservation and payment for lodging and meals directly to the Wesley center or by calling (318)449-4500. 

For more information go to or contact Rhonda Whitley  (225-346-1646) or Cherri Johnson (225-383-4777 ext. 249)

I urge you to invite others to join us for this life-giving retreat as we grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God’s amazing love.

When we made our professions of faith, we promised to be Christ’s disciples in the world. This retreat will give you and others tools for the journey and the opportunity to deepen your faith and ignite ministry in your congregation.

This conference retreat will be a gift to you and your congregation and I pray that I will see you at the Wesley Center on October 20 and 21, 2017.

May all we do be in Christ, with Christ, and to God’s Glory.

Terrel DeVille
Louisiana Conference Lay Leader

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