District Staff Retreat 2022

  • Event Information

    Embody

    District Staff Retreat is a time of renewal, rest, and refreshing where CPD licensed workers and spouses gather in Whistler, BC. Our time includes sessions together to worship, learn, laugh, share, and gather as a district family.

    Divinity, Embodiment, & Culture

    The Church is called the Body of Christ. ‘Embodiment’ is a core theological reality that includes the incarnation of Jesus, and every woman and man. We currently live in a time of change; there are sweeping cultural, political, and ideological shifts taking place in Western thought. What does it mean to be human, or, to be made in God’s image? What does it look like to think Christianly about matters such as identity, gender, and the sanctity of human life? Join us as we consider God, reflect on the incarnation, and discuss the implications for pastoring human beings in the 21st century.

    Travel

    Please note that if you are driving on the Sea to Sky Highway from West Vancouver to Whistler you are required to have winter tires. This means that your tires must display either a ‘snowflake in mountain’ symbol or at a minimum have the ‘M + S’ symbol and a tread depth of 3.5mm.

    For more information, please see the BC Passenger Vehicle Tire & Chain Requirements.

    • Date and Time

      Nov 7, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022

    • Address

      Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
      4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

    • Contact

      604-372-1922

  • Schedule

    Monday, November 7

    4:00pm Check-in
    7:00pm Evening Session

    Tuesday, November 8

    9:00am Brunch
    10:45am Morning Session
    12:00pm Enjoy Whistler
    7:00pm Evening Session

    Wednesday, November 9

    9:00am Brunch
    10:45am Morning Session
    12:00pm Enjoy Whistler
    5:30pm Dinner
    7:00pm Evening Session

    Thursday, November 10

    Breakfast on your own
    11:00am Checkout & Departure
  • Speakers
    District Staff Retreat 2022

    Stuart McKnight

    Theology Now

    Scotland, Australia and Western Canada are the places where Stuart has lived, studied and ministered. Along the way being blessed by Teresa and 6 Children (ages 25-9), they are now amateur farmers with pigs, chickens, cats, and dogs. Having served in local church pastoral leadership for over 20 years, Stuart is now the founder and primary voice of ‘Theology Now’. With a passion for truth, history and theology, Stuart’s ministry is to teach a ‘grander vision of God’.
  • Accomodations

    Westin Resort & Spa Whistler

    District Staff Retreat is held at the Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler, BC, and booking is the responsibility of each attendee.

    Bookings can be made by visiting the Westin hotel website.

    Alternatively, you can book by calling the hotel directly at 1-866-412-2864 or emailing reservations@westinwhistler.com and identifying yourself as part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance 2022 Pastor’s Retreat group.

    The Westin discount deadline has been extended to October 10!

    The Westin has a 48-hour cancellation policy for all rooms.

    Check-in: 4:00pm
    Check-out: 11:00am

    Parking

    The Westin Resort and Spa offers underground parking for guests. Cars can either be self-parked for $34 plus tax per day or valet-parked for $38 plus tax per day.

    There is also parking at the Whistler Conference Centre, located 260 metres north of the Westin Resort & Spa, for $20 per 24 hours. Please note that there are a limited number of stalls available at the Conference Centre and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The 72-hour free parking in day lots 4 and 5 in Whistler Village are not available after November 1 as these are used for snow removal.

  • Registration

    We’re excited you’re joining us!

    Registration closes October 24th.
    Please be sure to read the District Staff Retreat Registration and Financial Policy.