A VP3 Gathering

October 17-19, 2018

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado

Located at the edge of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, this gathering is a great space to get away from the busy-ness of life, reflect prayerfully upon some of the things that matter most to you, and converse with other like-minded leaders.


Our gathering conversation will center around the topic “Rooted and Grounded in God’s Love: A Leader’s Journey.” Living well and leading faithfully in this complex world is proving to be a difficult and lonely task. The Spirit is shaping us to become people “rooted and grounded in God’s love,” women and men who persevere and flourish from the inside out. So then, amidst the nitty-gritty stuff of our lives, what sort of people are we actually becoming? And where is the Spirit inviting us to a deeper cooperation with what Jesus is up to in our lives?


Scott Shaum and Sam Nikkel will be co-facilitating our conversation. VP3’s Rob Loane, Pam Edwards and the rest of the VP3 Team will be hosting the time. The retreat includes lodging on Wednesday and Thursday night. The schedule begins with dinner on Wednesday and concludes by 11:30am on Friday. We hope you will join us.






Meet the Facilitators

Scott Shaum

Scott Shaum is on the Barnabas International Leadership Team, shepherding BI staff and global leaders to vibrant and sustainable ministries. Scott is author of the recently published book, The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping Us in His Love Through Life’s Adversities.

Sam Nikkel

After over 40 years of serving in full time vocational ministry, Sam Nikkel now works with the life-changing ministry of the Healthy Pastors Initiative at Taylor University’s EP Wahl Centre. He was recently interviewed on 100 Huntley Street.







The VP3 Gatherings are an expression of our deep desire to both learn and encourage a more relational way of life and ministry. These retreats provide a time of pause, prayer, learning, and fellowship.


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