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The Mindset of a Pastor

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3

The gospel is the foundation of the Christian life and must be the foundation of the church’s ministry.  Relationships, responsibilities, conflict, tragedies, and every day work can make it easy for church leaders to lose sight of the centrality of the cross in their ministry. This all inclusive retreat (housing, meals, speakers, break out sessions) will be a time for pastors to pause and examine themselves and their ministry so that they may be better rested and equipped to have a consistent, gospel centered mindset in their ministry. The purpose of this weekend is to encourage and equip men who lead in the local church through the role of pastor and/or elder. The conference will be a time for these men to regroup and recuperate. This will be a helpful time for pastors and elders as well as the churches in which they serve to continue the work of God after a very challenging year.

When: April 7-9, 2021
Where: Camp Norwesca, 79 Camp Norwesca Rd, Chadron, NE 69337
How Much:  $240 before February 1, 2022; $260 after Feb. 1st. Includes food and lodging.

For Whom: Men presently serving as pastors/elders/leadership in a local church

You can register at this link and pay at the door:


Keynote Speaker:

Bob Lepine– Teaching Pastor, Redeemer Community Church

Bob grew up in St. Louis cheering for the Cardinals. He attended the University of Tulsa where He met and fell in love with Mary Ann while both of them worked as volunteer Young Life leaders. Bob and Mary Ann were married in 1979.

Bob worked professionally in local radio for stations in Tulsa, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Antonio. In 1992, the family moved to Little Rock where he helped launch the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today® with Dennis Rainey. He served as co-host of that program until 2021. In addition, Bob has served for more than a decade as the on-air announcer for the radio program Truth for Life with Alistair Begg.

In 2008, Bob and Mary Ann helped plant Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been the primary teaching pastor since the church began.

Bob is the author of two books: Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage That Honors God (2020) and The Christian Husband (1999). He serves on the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters and the Great Commission Collective. He still cheers for the Cardinals, but can more often be found shouting Go Spurs Go in the middle of the NBA season.

Bob and Mary Ann have five children and ten grandchildren.



4:00 PM Sign-In Opens

5:30 PM Supper

6:30 PM First Session

8:00 PM: Fireplace Fellowship


6:30 AM Coffee and Fellowship

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Second Session

12:00 AM Lunch

4:00 PM Prayer Gathering

5:30 PM Supper

6:30 PM Third Session

8:00 PM Worship Night


6:30 AM Coffee and Fellowship

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Fourth Session

10:00 AM Pack and Departures