LeadersCARE Training & Vestry Retreats

Thanks to your support, SIM continues to knit together a learning community sharing ideas and helping one another strengthen the church and increase ministry in powerful ways.

As churches regather and jumpstart their mission and ministry, SIM LeadersCARE retreats are proving highly effective.

Many SIM alumna/ae are bringing SIM facilitators to their congregations to lead these one-day retreats, knowing the honoraria to SIM for the retreats are becoming an important second stream of revenue for SIM scholarships.

It means a great deal to SIM to be able to support alums as they engage the challenge of jumpstarting their churches. Read more about SIM LeadersCARE retreats HERE.


For churches, large and small, there are now several challenges that accompany a season of “re-start.” Among the questions that arise, these are perhaps some of them: 

With great regard for all the orders of ministry in the church, is there yet room to re-consider our being together, to creating a new synchronicity? It requires our stepping beyond our traditional roles and really seeing one another under our common faith and Baptism. 


Vestry retreats typically begin with dinner introductions to the practices Friday night, and continue on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

As many as 40 participants may be accommodated in a single LeadersCARE retreat.

Your leadership will leave the retreat with a renewed sense of clarity regarding mission priorities, deepened and refreshed relational bonds, as well as very practical blueprints your leadership has designed in teams for 90-day start-up plans designed to reenergize the ministries of the church.

Contact Dr. Courtney Cowart for more information about how to plan and book your LeadersCARE jumpstart retreat cvcowart@simministry.org