Dear Friends,

AFLC Home Missions invites you to get away for a few days at Calvary Free Lutheran in Mesa, AZ for our 2018 Leadership Retreat February 5-9. Our 2018 theme of WORSHIP comes from Romans 12:1-3 which states “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which if your spiritual worship.”

Come ready. Come prayed up. Come to be fed. We are praying for a special moving of God’s spirit in our lives, families, and ministries. Here are a few things to look forward to:

New This Year:

  • Longer Retreat!
  • Revised Format!
  • Comedy Night!
  • Bonfire & Hayride Night!


  • Dr. Steve Lombardo
  • Pastor Gary Jorgenson
  • Pastor Joe Ocker


We look forward to seeing you in February,
Pastor Paul


February 5-9, 2017
Monday Evening - Friday Noon


Calvary Free Lutheran
590 N 96th Street
Mesa, AZ 85207-7006


Individuals $100 (HM* $80)
Couples $150 (HM* $130)
*People who are serving or attending a HM congregation have a reduced registration cost.
Scholarships are available. Email us for details!


A limited number of host homes are arranged by Calvary Free Lutheran. Attendee's who are serving or attending a HM congregation have top priority.
Breakfast at host homes. Other meals hosted or coordinated through CFL.

Online Registration is CLOSED!

Online registration has closed but there is limited room still available. Please contact Julia in the HM office for details about registering. OR 763-412-2018


Here is what some of our pastors, Parish Builders, and lay leaders are saying about the Retreat:

Such a wonderful retreat! Not just AZ and the weather, but Calvary’s pastor and people, our HMC wives and their selfless serving, and the rich time in Word and worship and fellowship. I came thinking I was going to be giving, but I was so impacted by the presence of God and the Lord’s dealing with me in love and correction that I came away being powerfully refreshed in a way that I have not experienced in years.- Home Missions Committee Member

The conference had dynamic presenters with powerful messages in each presentation. The theme in the morning meetings was praying to our Father who wants to meet with us and desires a relationship with us. The afternoon message stressed the importance of “listening” to the Father. We also learned how to see interruptions in ministry as a blessing.- Home Missions Parish Builder

Past Home Missions Leadership Retreats

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Home Missions Leadership Retreat
Mesa, AZ, Feb 6-9, 2017

Our 2017 theme was "EQUIPPED: The How of Discipleship" and our theme verse came from II Timothy 3:17 which states “so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work”.

A significant part of the retreat was spent going through the "Becoming a Disciple-Maker" material from International Evangelism Association with Bob Baldwin. Dr. Steve Lombardo also shared several sessions on the ministry of the pastor.