Start Up!Start Over! provides practical goal oriented
congregational development and growth training. This seminar is
for people who believe that church is about the transformation of
peoples lives. Start Up!Start Over! is designed for church
leaders who want to rediscover the optimistic, mission-oriented
spirit that marks healthy and thriving congregations. Attendance
will benefit congregations that have hit a growth plateau and need
new energy, those in decline seeking a new direction, and those
planting a new church.
All registrants are welcome! This seminar is designed for both clergy
and laity. Individuals will learn a great deal and can then share
what theyve learned with they get home. BEST OF ALL ARE TEAMS!
We encourage congregations and dioceses to send teams of clergy
and laity to attend together and then bring their expertise and
vision back home.
This popular seminar consistently sells out before the registration
deadline. We recommend registering early to ensure your space, and
suggest you call to verify space availability (800-334-7626, ext.
6003). Registration ends April 28, 2003. Your enrollment
will be confirmed in writing, and is dependent upon receipt of payment
and the registration form. Any registrations accepted after April
28 are subject to a $100.00 late fee, hotel capacity, and market
Request to 'hold' a reservation: We are pleased to hold a
group or individual reservation while you are preparing the fee
and registration form. However, unpaid reservations can be held
only until March 14, 2003. After that date full payment and
the registration form must be received in order to guarantee a reservation.
Please take responsibility for monitoring this process to ensure
that you have met the deadline
Payment made by a third party: If payment for your registration
is being made by a third party (such as your parish or diocese)
it is your responsibility to follow-up to ensure that payment is
issued and received on time.
To enroll, mail the registration form, congregation demographics
and a check issued to "Episcopal Church Building Fund"
Episcopal Church Building Fund
Attn: Start Up!Start Over!
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
The seminar is sponsored and subsidized by the Office of Congregational
Development and coordinated in partnership with the Episcopal Church
Building Fund. The all inclusive registration fee includes the seminar
tuition, five nights lodging, and eleven meals:
|| $600.00 per person
|Commuter:** (no lodging, 6 meals)
||The following meals are provided:
||Breakfast: Monday through Friday
||Lunch: Monday through Friday
You will be on your own for dinner for three nights. A number of
interesting, mid-priced restaurants are within an easy stroll. For
those attending the seminar alone, a time and place will be established
to meet others for dinner companionship.
*Roommates will be matched if they are available. Double
room rates are not guaranteed unless a roommate is available.
** Commuters are asked to arrive on time for all sessions.
The commuter meal package provides lunches and dinner on Monday.
Guests who are not attending the conference may join a seminar
attendee in the hotel room at no additional cost. The seminar attendee
will be charged the single room rate of $750. Guests are welcome
at meal functions; the cost is $250 for all eleven meals. Guests
not selecting the full meal plan can attend the opening night reception
and dinner on Monday June 2 for $30. Due to contract requirements,
meal costs must be paid in advance and are not refundable.
The meeting and lodging are in a lovely resort setting. This property
caters solely to conference groups and therefore can provide all
basic the business services you may need while you are away from
home and the office. On the grounds are a semi-private golf course
and practice putting green, two lovely swimming pools and spa amenities.
Each room has a coffee maker, hair dryer, voice mail,
iron and ironing board, data port and high speed. The hotel has
a full service business center. Rates include maid and bellman gratuity.
Lodging for the seminar begins on the evening of Sunday June
1, 2003, departing on Friday June 6, 2003.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the San Marcos
Sheraton is a beautifully appointed resort that blends historic
charms with modern accommodations.
Additional Nights: Based on availability, the
hotel will extend a discounted rate to attendees who arrive the
weekend prior to or remain the weekend after the seminar. The rate
is $95.00 per night, including taxes, double or single occupancy.
Indicate on the registration form the extra nights you plan to stay,
and include payment for those nights with your registration fee.
FORM, DEMOGRAPHIC FORM
Please submit the completed congregational demographic forms when
you register. The information needed to complete the form can be
found in parochial reports. You will use this data during the seminar
to interpret growth issues and plans for your congregation. Please
submit the completed form with your registration form and fee (if
more than one person from the congregation is attending, the form
need be submitted only once). Diocesan staff may submit demographics
for a congregation with which they are working, or their own congregation.
Due to the time required to graph the data, please understand
that demographics submitted late may not be graphed for the attendee.
June 1, Sunday.: Lodging begins.
June 2, Monday.: Seminar begins 8:30 a.m., hosted dinner at 6:00
June 3, Tuesday.: Seminar meets 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Optional workshops
June 4, Wednesday.: Seminar meets 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
June 5, Thursday.: Seminar meets 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
June 6, Friday.: Seminar concludes 12:30 p.m.
The Rev. Charles Fulton, left, meets with attendee. The staff
is always available to discuss your individual situation.
Airport Arrival: Chandler is an easy and direct drive, 17
miles from the Phoenix airport. Full ground transportation information
will be sent to you upon registration.
Free Time: You will have free time to relax or play. The
Wednesday session concludes at 12:30, leaving you free for the day
and evening. A free shuttle can take you to a nearby major shopping
mall, complete with movie theatres. An outlet mall is a 15-minute
drive. You can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright retreat, Taliesin West,
in nearby Scottsdale. Or, tour Biosphere 2, two hours south in Oracle.
Golf: Golfers can play on the Sheratons semi-private
18 hole PGA-rated 72-par course, Golf Casitas, or the hotel can arrange
for you to play at another area course. A special rate has been secured:
Course fee, including cart with GPS System, is $39.00. Foursomes will
be arranged for Wednesday June 3 in the afternoon, after the seminar
session concludes. Please pre-register to be included in a foursome
by completing the golf-registration form. If you wish to play at any
other time please make your own arrangements with the pro shop (480-963-3358);
the discounted rate will apply.
Weather: In June the average temperature ranges from a low
of 73 to a high of 103. The rooms are well air-conditioned (you
may even wish to bring a wrap), and you will be in session during
the heat of the day. Plan to drink plenty of water and dress comfortably
Cancellation Policy: Due to binding contracts
required to secure the seminar site the refund policy is stringently
applied. Because the seminar is significantly subsidized, the
registration fee does not reflect the cost committed to the hotel
property. Please understand that refunds therefore are minimal and
cannot be adjusted.
For additional information contact: Sally Dresser, Vice President,
Episcopal Church Building Fund (800) 334-7626 ext. 6003 FAX: (212)
716-6267: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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