The gathering will start with lunch on Monday, March 13 at the church (noon) and meet through the afternoon. That same evening we will enjoy dinner out together. We will meet all day together on Tuesday with lunch included, and you will be free on Tuesday evening to connect with other GLD Impact pastors. On Wednesday morning, we’ll meet from 9am - noon and then dismiss.
The cost is FREE for the event itself, though you will need to pay travel and lodging costs. Some of you may be able to commute each day but it is encouraged to remain with the group and be encouraged through the fellowship. Wawasee Bible and the GLD will provide the noon lunches, snacks, and drinks throughout, and the Monday evening meal. You will be on your own for the Tuesday evening meal to enjoy with the other pastors.
This GLD Impact networking event is open to senior/lead pastors in GLD churches with a regular weekend attendance of 200-450+ (including children). This event is not open to any additional staff from your church or another representative if are not able to attend.
Accommodations, if needed, will be at The Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee, 702 East Lake View Road, Syracuse, IN 46567 (About 2-3 miles east of the church.)
The discounted rate per night is $69 for a standard room. You need to book your room by February 8, 2023 to secure it under the Great Lakes District block. After that date, you are still welcome to book a room but, it will be at the current going rate (currently $110+ per night and likely to increase).
To book your room at this rate, you will need to call the resort: 574-457-7100.
The block of rooms is under the name of: Great Lakes District.
There are also numerous chain hotels available in nearby Goshen or Warsaw, Indiana (each about a 10-15 mile drive from the church).
Breakfast is not provided with your room but, there are plenty of options close to the Resort and to Wawasee Bible.
Starbucks | Oakwood Resort Lobby
Daily 6a - 6p
Enjoy your usual Starbucks beverage before leaving Oakwood every morning.
Brew City Roasting Company | 605 S. Huntington Street, Syracuse, IN 46567
Daily 6a - 2p, Tuesday Closed
Brew City is an eclectic roasting company that roasts their own coffee and espresso as well as make their own syrups and a variety of pastries using fresh, local ingredients.
Harvest Coffee & Market | 207 N. Higbee Street, Milford, IN 46542
Daily 6:30a - 5p
Born out of love and a vision of pouring hope into the community one cup at a time, Harvest Coffee & Market is found in Milford. A missional organization serving all ages with regular programming for students, Harvest Coffee proudly serves Turning Point Coffee. Missions helping missions. Harvest has a wide variety of coffee, espresso drinks, and hot, fresh food. It is worth the drive!
Coffee Depot | 400 S. Huntington Street, Syracuse, IN 46567
Tuesday - Saturday 7a - 2p
In their newly expanded area, coffee depot serves a wide variety of coffee drinks along with a full breakfast, baked goods, and lunch options. Holiday Drink Specials are available!
Mug Shots Coffeehouse & Eatery | 10203 N. State Road 13, Syracuse, IN 46567
Monday and Tuesday 5a - 4p, Wednesday 6a - 4p
Mug Shots is a great place for breakfast or lunch with friends. A casual cafe’ setting with a full breakfast, lunch, and coffee house menu. They have inventive coffee specials and a drive-thru.
If you're the lead pastor in a GLD church of 200-450, we hope you'll consider joining us for what we trust will be a couple days of fantastic support, encouragement, and camaraderie!