Goal Setting Retreat for Clergy

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Space is VERY limited
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Are you looking to get away so you can set goals for 2019?

Register now and be treated to a goal setting retreat at New Morning Retreat Center in Hampshire, Illinois. The center, with its homey farmhouse and beautiful grounds, provides the perfect setting for you to work on setting goals for yourself and for your ministry.

Participants will engage in a morning session facilitated by Rev. John Bell. The focus will be on strategies for reaching goals and exploring common obstacles for staying on track. The discussion will be based on Bowen Family Systems Theory, which provides an understanding of human behavior that can guide individuals in using beliefs and guiding principles to achieve life goals.

There will be plenty of time and space to work on goals, reflect, and relax during the day. There will also be an opportunity to have individual consultation with Rev. Bell in the afternoon.
Register now as space is very limited.

Date, Time & Location


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


8:30 am to 4:00 pm


New Morning Retreat Center
44W906 Berner Rd
Hampshire, Illinois 60140



Registration Fees

The cost of the program is $83 per person which covers program and food.



John Bell, M.Div. is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church where he has served for 25 years and is a faculty member for the Center for Family Consultation. He has been teaching and applying the principles of Bowen Family System Theory for more than 18 years. John finished a three-year post-graduate program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family at the Georgetown Family Center in Washington, DC.

In addition to his work in his local church, John’s effort to understand BFST continues through research, writing, blogging, teaching, and coaching individuals, families and congregations. His interests include:

  • Transition and its effect on a system
  • Homelessness and the role of the family
  • Reactivity as a response to anxiety
  • Congregational and work systems

John is married with three children and is currently serving Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora, IL.

For More Information

For more information, please contact John Bell.