2018 Ministerial Team

Spring Retreat

April 17-19

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive

Thompsonville, MI

crystalmountain.com    231-378-2000

The 2018 Spring Retreat is just around the corner.  This will be Jane and my first retreat as your new DS and spouse.  We are looking forward to the extended time of spiritual renewal, relaxation and fellowship with you.  I understand from those who have been to Crystal Mountain, that it is a magnificent venue.

This year, I will share with you during our four sessions together.  My theme for the our time together is Renewing the JOY of Ministry.  Ministry can be draining and it can be thrilling!  Anyone in ministry has experienced the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" (Wide World of Sports promo).  My hope and prayer - you will experience a renewal of JOY that only God can give you!  Joy is experienced beyond our circumstances!

We will also have great times of worship!  Pastor Amy Heckman and Pastor Laura & Jake Neumer will lead us in worship.  They are outstanding worship leaders with more God-given talent than I could ever dream.  Worship is essential to renewal!  So let's melt in the presence of God and ADORE HIM!!

Blessings to YOU!  Excited for our time together!!

Kevin & Jane Hardy

Retreat Agenda

Tuesday - April 17th

3:00-6:00 p.m.     Check-In & Registration (The Inn at the Mountain) 

6:30-8:00 p.m.     Dinner & Inspiration (Crystal Center)

Wednesday -April 18th

8:30-9:30 a.m.     Casual Breakfast Buffet

9:30-11:00 a.m.   Inspiration Gathering (Crystal Center)

                             Lunch on your own & afternoon free time

6:30-8:00 p.m.     Dinner & Inspiration (Crystal Center)

Thursday - April 19th

8:00-10:00 a.m.   Checkout (please check out prior to the Closing Inspirational Gathering at 10:30 a.m.)

8:30-9:30 a.m.     Casual Breakfast Buffet (Crystal Center)

9:30-11:00 a.m.   Closing Inspirational Gathering (Crystal Center)

11:00 a.m.           Retreat Concludes

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Spring Retreat is for every pastor and spouse serving in ministry on the Michigan District.  Our desire is for everyone to join us.  Please do not let the cost of the retreat be the reason you do not attend.   Please contact Kevin Hardy if financial assistance is needed.  

Our Special Worship Leaders

Laura & Jake

Laura Neumar has been on staff at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Nashville since May 2017, after serving as their interim worship leader for 6 months while attending Trevecca Nazarene University.  As a student at Trevecca Nazarene University Laura was a member of the TNU Southern Gospel Group, "Redeemed", in addition to leading worship for chapel.

She has a passion for sharing the gospel of Christ through music and seeing people of all age and background worship together  in unity.  Laura also leads the worship band for Celebrate Recovery, where her heart for others is evident. 

Jake is a talented recording Christian artist.  He plays guitar, piano, and writes his own music.  Jake and Laura just recorded their first album, Better Days.

Originally from Maryland and Michigan, Laura and her husband Jake now call Nashville home.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar, piano, songwriting and cuddling with her adorable cat "Storm",

Amy Heckman

Pastor Amy Heckman was the Worship Pastor at the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City, Maryland. She is currently serving at the Chicago First Church of the nazarene as a volunteer.  She is a gifted worship leader, piano teacher, and vocalist.  She continues to be involved in leading worship at C1 and recently led the church Christmas program.  

Amy's husband, Grant serves on staff at C1.  They have two wonderful children.