The investment by clergy in Berks County is amazing! Roughly 450 clergy serve this region. We are committed to encourage and support this wonderful group of dedicated people. Right now, that support takes the form of one-on-one meetings, bridging connections, and pastoral retreats.
Meetings with Clergy
We are always delighted to spend time with the clergy that serve in Berks County! Our simple goal in a meeting is to begin building a relationship. We enjoy hearing about your ministry and sharing the connections that we offer.
As a pastor, are you struggling with an issue at your church, or simply need a colleague to talk with or be a sounding board? We are constantly bridging connections, and likely know somebody that can lend insight or support. Please contact us!
We hold retreats for pastors roughly on a quarterly basis. These are generally 3-4 hours in length. No heavy agendas. We have had wonderful fellowship time, worship & communion, prayer, and meals together.
2019 Pastors’ Retreats
Save these dates:
January 23rd: 9am – 12 noon – Retreat & Breakfast for all Berks County Clergy – Theme: “Sitting at the Feet of Jesus” Location: West Lawn United Methodist Church – 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609 in their Hebrews Cafe.
March 14th: 11am – 2pm – Special Tea & Luncheon Retreat for Female Clergy – Theme: “Finding Friendships that nourish the soul” : Speaker Carol Cool – Location TBA
June 25th: 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Evening Dinner & Couples Retreat for Pastors and their Spouses – Theme: “Finding Balance as a Couple in Ministry” by Carol & Les Cool. A continuation of our last couple’s retreat with All NEW Topics & Learning Points!
August 15th: 9am – 12 noon – Retreat and Breakfast for all Berks County Clergy
October 8th: 11am – 2pm – Special Tea & Luncheon Retreat for Female Clergy
November 5th: 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Evening Dinner & Couples Retreat for Pastors and their Spouses
Some comments about the retreats:
Watch a video focusing on Pastor Care. Michael Kaucher, RBCC Director, talks with Pastor Chris Crowe and his wife Lisa of Harvest Bible Chapel about the value of care for pastors. Watch the video here: Pastor Care
“This is such a needed ministry. Thank you, again! Healthy clergy make for healthy congregations. It’s not rocket science, but attaining to it can be tough. I’m so thankful RBCC is committed to clergy health and well-being!” All blessings – David Green – Rector of St. Gabriel’s, Douglassville
“I want you to know how much I enjoyed the retreat with the other pastors this past Tuesday morning. Thank you for continuing to coordinate these events. Conversation during the lovely breakfast (And you really did provide a beautiful assortment of breakfast items. Thank you for that, too.) was helpful for getting acquainted.” – Steve Hollinger, Interim Pastor of Host Church, Bernville