OCI International Retreat 2018

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Join us January 22 – 27, 2018, in Brazil for the annual OCI International Retreat—a time of enriching fellowship among fellow missionaries—with the theme At the Crossroads.

As Seventh-day Adventists living daily in the shadow of the cross, God may invite us, like He did Abraham, Elisha, and Paul, on a new path at a moment’s notice. Will you readily and joyfully change course?

Could change be on the horizon of your Christian experience? Is God calling you to something more? Perhaps your crossroad is leaving the warm fellowship of your home church to plant a church in an unreached area. Or maybe your crossroad is adopting a new business model so your ministry runs more effectively. Whatever your crossroad, God is with you. But the power of choice remains with you—the power to choose which road to take and the power to choose your attitude moving forward.

Children's programming will be provided, so plan to bring the entire family.

Retreat Dates

Retreat | January 22 - 27, 2018
OCI Board Meeting | January 28, 2018
Petropolis Excursion | January 28, 2018
Rio de Janeiro Excursion | January 29, 2018

Venue

Instituto Petropolitano Adventista de Ensino (IPAE)
Br 040 Km 68
Rio da Cidade
Petropolis-RJ 25725-650
Brazil

Rates

All rates are shown in US dollars.

Registration with Ground Transportation

Full Onsite Retreat

Note: Transportation can only be provided if itineraries are submitted by Wednesday, December 20, by 12 pm ET.

Price includes registration, shared room (six-night stay), shared bathroom, all meals (Monday supper – Sunday breakfast), and transportation to and from venue.

Member Ministries, Member Ministry Student & OCI Board

Adult Early - US$325 | until October 13 at 12 pm EST
Adult Regular - US$345 | until November 17 at 12 pm EST
Adult Late - US$365 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$159 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 20 at 12 pm EST

Guests

Adult Early - US$345 | until October 13 at 12 pm EST
Adult Regular - US$365 | until November 17 at 12 pm EST
Adult Late - US$385 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$179 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 20 at 12 pm EST

Daily Onsite Retreat

Note: Transportation can only be provided if itineraries are submitted by Wednesday, December 20, by 12 pm ET.

Price includes registration, shared bedroom (one-night stay), shared bathroom, three consecutive meals, and transportation to and from venue.

Member Ministries, Member Ministry Students & OCI Board

Adult - US$75 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$55 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 20 at 12 pm EST

Guests

Adult - US$85 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$65 | until December 20 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 20 at 12 pm EST

Registration without Ground Transportation

Ideal registration for those using their own vehicle for all ground transportation during the retreat.

Full Onsite Retreat

Price includes registration, shared room (six-night stay), shared bathroom, and all meals (Monday supper – Sunday breakfast). Transportation discount as indicated below applied automatically at checkout.

Member Ministries, Member Ministry Student & OCI Board

Adult Early - US$275 | until October 13 at 12 pm EST
Adult Regular - US$295 | until November 17 at 12 pm EST
Adult Late - US$315 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$159 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Guests

Adult Early - US$295 | until October 13 at 12 pm EST
Adult Regular - US$315 | until November 17 at 12 pm EST
Adult Late - US$335 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$179 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Daily Onsite Retreat

Price includes registration, shared bedroom (one-night stay), shared bathroom, and three consecutive meals. Transportation discount as indicated below applied automatically at checkout.

Member Ministries, Member Ministry Students & OCI Board

Adult - US$55 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$55 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Guests

Adult - US$65 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$65 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Offsite Retreat

Price includes registration.

Member Ministries, Member Ministry Students & OCI Board

Adult - US$99 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$79 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Guests

Adult - US$119 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 5-9 - US$99 | until December 22 at 12 pm EST
Child 4 and Under - free | until December 22 at 12 pm EST

Meals

Participants may purchase meals for US$10/meal until December 22. We offer 17 meals (Monday supper - Sunday breakfast).

Group Discount

Member ministry attendees will receive a 10% discount when registering 10+ adults from the same organization at one time.

Topics & Speakers

  • Stress & Burnout, Boundaries in Relationships & Communication, Marriage | Daniel Binus – Clinical Director, Beautiful Minds Medical
  • Keynote Address | Helder Roger Cavalcanti Silva – Vice President, South American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Branding, Cross-cultural Communication | Williams Costa Jr. – Director of Communication Department and Executive Director of Adventist News Network, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Mission to the Cities | Evy Gondomulio – Chinese Ministry Center Jakarta
  • Conflict & Your Ministry, Final Charge | Steven Grabiner – President, Outpost Centers International
  • Divine Service | James Hartley – President, LIGHT and Field Vice President, Outpost Centers International
  • Afternoon Devotionals | Robert Hunsaker – Physician
  • Panel: Effectively Working with Church Leadership | Brad Mills – General Coordinator, Amazon Lifesavers Ministry
  • Team Development | Ruben Olm – Lifestyle Center & Clinic Administrator, Wildwood Lifestyle Center
  • Soul Winning | Alan Parker – Professor, Southern Adventist University
  • Finances & Your Ministry | Magda Rodriguez – President, Ouachita Hills College
  • The History of Supporting Ministries | Charles Sarr – Teacher, Heritage Academy
  • Team Development | Jose Suazo – President, VIDA Internacional
  • A Lawyer's Advice | Cynthia Tolbert – Attorney
  • Mission to the Cities | Ilse Wandersleben – Director, Los Aromos Wellness Center

Networking Group Facilitators

Agriculture

  • Vaughan Sparrow – President, Wildwood Lifestyle Center

Media/Publishing

  • Christopher Beason – President, Network 7 Media Center

Mission Training

  • Linda Bentancurt – South America Divisional Director, LIGHT and Field Vice President, Outpost Centers International
  • David Fam – President, Aenon Institute

Restaurants & Stores

  • Evy Gondomulio – Chinese Ministry Center Jakarta

Wellness Centers

  • Mark Sandoval – President, Uchee Pines Institute

All times listed are in GMT-2.

Times and program items are subject to change.


Monday, January 22

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Registration
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports & Devotional – Helder Roger Cavalcanti Silva

Tuesday, January 23

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am  United Prayer
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Morning Devotional – Charles Sarr
10:15 am - 11:00 am  Seminar – Williams Costa Jr.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm  Seminar – Williams Costa Jr.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm  Seminar – Williams Costa Jr.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm  Afternoon Devotional – Robert Hunsaker
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm  Networking Groups
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports

Wednesday, January 24

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am  United Prayer
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Morning Devotional – Charles Sarr
10:15 am - 11:00 am  Seminar – Ilse Wandersleben | Steven Grabiner
11:15 am - 12:00 pm  Seminar – Ilse Wandersleben | Magda Rodriguez
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm  Seminar – Daniel Binus
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm  Afternoon Devotional – Robert Hunsaker
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm  Networking Groups
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports

Thursday, January 25

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am  United Prayer
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Morning Devotional – Charles Sarr
10:15 am - 11:00 am  Seminar – Evy Gondomulio | Ruben Olm & Jose Suazo
11:15 am - 12:00 pm  Seminar – Evy Gondomulio | Ruben Olm & Jose Suazo
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm  Seminar – Daniel Binus
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm  Afternoon Devotional – Robert Hunsaker
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm  Networking Groups
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports

Friday, January 26

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am  United Prayer
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Morning Devotional – Charles Sarr
10:15 am - 11:00 am  Seminar – Cynthia Tolbert | Alan Parker
11:15 am - 12:00 pm  Seminar – Cynthia Tolbert | Alan Parker
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm  Seminar – Daniel Binus
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm  Afternoon Devotional – Robert Hunsaker
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm  Networking Groups
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports

Sabbath, January 27

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am  United Prayer
9:15 am - 10:45 am  Field Vice President Reports
10:45 am - 12:30 pm  Divine Service – James Hartley
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Panel Discussion – Brad Mills
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Supper
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Ministry Reports & Devotional – Steven Grabiner

Sunday, January 28

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm  OCI Board of Directors
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm  OCI Board of Directors
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Petropolis Excursion
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Supper

Monday, January 29

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Rio de Janeiro Excursion
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Supper

Excursion

Price includes transportation, lodging, and meals for the indicated day(s). It is not possible to participate in the excursion and fly out the same day.

Petropolis - US$110/person
Petropolis & Rio de Janeiro - US$275/person

Petropolis

Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 2 – 6 pm
Note: OCI board members unable to participate.

  • Imperial Museum (tickets included)
  • Casa do Colono (tickets included)
  • House of Santos Dumont – The Enchanted (tickets included)
  • Quitandinha Palace
  • Praca 14 BIS
  • Sao Pedro Cathedral
  • Crystal Palace

Rio de Janeiro

Monday, January 29, 2018 | All Day

Stops to:

  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
  • Olympic Boulevard
  • Train of Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer (tickets included)
  • Cable Car – Sugar Loaf (tickets included)

Possible photo opportunities depending on time constraints:

  • Tunel Reboucas
  • Copacabana e Leme Beaches
  • Urca e Praia Vermelha
  • Botafogo Beach
  • Flamengo Beach
  • Maracanã Stadium
  • Arcos da Lapa
  • Gloria
  • Tunel 450 anos
  • Porto Maravilha
  • Aquario Marinho
  • Museum of Tomorrow
  • Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art

Transportation

Book flights into Rio de Janeiro International Airport - Galeao (GIG), and submit itineraries to secretary@outpostcenters.org by December 20 at 12 pm EST. Shuttle service will be provided specifically for the retreat to and from the venue as close to your arrival/departure time as possible, but you may have a wait time. We appreciate your patience! Attendees who submit itineraries after the deadline will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the venue.

Cancellations and Substitutions

A full refund less processing fees are always granted in case of illness. In any other case, a full refund less processing fees is granted until November 17. Attendee substitutions granted until December 1.

Visa Requirements

For general visa information, please click here.

For visa requirements listed by country, please click here.

Date

Start: January 22, 2018
End: January 27, 2018

Contact

Naomi Jackson
+1 423-236-5600
retreat@outpostcenters.org

Location

Instituto Petropolitano Adventista de Ensino (IPAE)

Click map for directions

Photos