Healthy Congregations Retreat

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we’re excited for the return of the Healthy Congregations Retreat in 2023. Join us for this time of healing, learning, sharing, reflection, and fellowship with Healthy Congregations team members and other Great Plains Conference United Methodists passionate about congregational and community health.

Registration is now open! Reserve your spot today and join us in Manhattan. We’re currently developing the program and will continue to update this space.

If you’ve attended the Healthy Congregations Retreat in the past, welcome back! Since our last retreat the world has changed, and so has this event. We’ve kept the best parts from years past, but with a new location, increased accessibility, and a fresh program.

If you haven’t attended this gathering before, you’re in for a worthwhile experience. We’ve heard from many participants how they look forward to the event each year and how it benefits them – both personally and in their health ministry.

Participating in the 2023 Retreat
1. Register with us using the form below
2. Watch for a confirmation email from
3. Book your hotel room in our blocks – details in email

4. Meet us in Manhattan April 25!

Healthy Congregations Retreat April 25-26, 2023

2023 Healthy Congregation Retreat Registration

Tuesday, April 25 (arrive noon-1 pm) – Wednesday, April 26 | Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS
Please list your church here.
Attendance plans
This is structured as a two-day program. However, if you cannot participate for the full event, indicate here.
Hotel accommodations?
Check box if you need a room for the evening of April 25. Following registration, your confirmation email will detail how to book your room with the hotel in one of our reserved blocks.

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Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions. We will attempt to accommodate to the extent possible, subject to availability.
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2023 Retreat Details

Tues., April 25 – Wed., April 26

Hilton Garden Inn
Manhattan, KS

Great Plains Conference United Methodists

Register by April 6 for hotel availability.
Cancel by April 23 to avoid hotel charges.


How soon do I need to register? Register early to ensure your space. If needing a hotel room for Tuesday night, book by April 6.

We’re not in Healthy Congregations. Can I participate? The retreat is open to all Great Plains Conference United Methodists with interest in congregational and community health.

What is the cost? We provide meals and hotel room. Your only cost is getting to/from the event and any incidentals. HC teams may use existing grant funds to cover travel to/from Manhattan.

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