It has been over two years since we were able to gather and retreat for a day at the beautiful Lutheridge Conference Center to fellowship, learn, and share a meal together. It is time to gather again, safely!

Please click here to register.

(We will follow all state and local guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including wearing face coverings indoors.)

We have added the option to attend via Zoom. Registration for Zoom can be found at the same registration link above, or by clicking the picture below.

Philippians as consolation?  Fresh scholarship  dealing with grief in the church from Paul’s epistle will enliven your study for preaching and teaching, church leadership, and counseling… Great fellowship with regional ministers… Enjoying the lovely Lutheridge facility with good food, a labyrinth, and local hiking trails!

Scholarships are available by calling Gail Coulter 828-551-4363

Dr. Paul A. Holloway (Phd. University of Chicago) has recently translated and edited “Letter to the

Philippians” for the New Revised Standard Version–Updated Edition (NRSV-UE).  A recent publication is Philippians: A critical and Historical Commentary for the Hermeneia commentary.  He is Professor of

Classics and Ancient Christianity at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  He teaches courses in both the School of Theology and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Prior to coming to Sewanee, he was senior lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Earlier, he taught at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  He lives in Old Salem, Tennessee with his family and a small herd of prize milk goats. 

9:00 am Welcome and Plenary 1 “Paul”

10:30 Break

11:00 Plenary 2 “Greco-Roman Culture”

12:00 Lunch with free time for conversation or silence. A labyrinth and trails are nearby.

1:00 Plenary 3 “Judaism”

2:00 Closing and Lord’s Supper

Lutheridge 2511 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC

Directions: From I-26, take the Airport Road exit and drive east. Turn right onto Hwy 25. Lutheridge is shortly on the right. We are in the building on the right named “Mission”. Please do not park on the grass. You can go up behind the building and park near the chapel.

WNCBF Fall Ministers Retreat: Dr. Paul Holloway