Treasures in Jars of Clay

May 7 - 9, 2023

Do you sometimes feel like you are a lump of clay that is just spinning around on a potter’s wheel?  Or like a clay jar that is broken and no longer useful? Do you feel the same way when it comes to the church?

The Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall in Vancouver is partnering with Crieff Hills Retreat Centre for a special retreat to address those important questions. It will not only offer time for individual retreat and reflection, but also for teaching and conversation about God’s mission in our current post-pandemic, post-Christian landscape. 

$450 per person (single occupancy, private bath) or $400 (double occupancy, shared bath) includes all food and beverages. The Crieff Hills Wellness Fund can help those facing financial barriers. Please email

Tentative Schedule

4:00 PM – Check in

4:30 PM – Welcome gathering

5:30 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Session # 1

Missional Theology and Praxis with Ross Lockhart

8:30 PM – Fireside Wine & Cheese

7:00 AM – Early Morning Devotions

8:00 AM –  Breakfast

10:00 AM – Session # 2

Pastoral Call and Identity 

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Spiritual Practices

3:00 PM – Pottery Arts Workshop

5:00 PM – Cocktails

5:30 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Session # 3

Church: Developing a Thicker and More Porous Shared Life with Tim Dickau

9:00 PM – Fireside Concert with Glen Soderholm

7:00 AM – Early Morning Devotions

8:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – Session # 4

New Clay Jars with Andrea Perrett and Albert Chu

12:00 PM – Conclusion & Sending

1:30 PM – Departure

About Crieff Hills

Rooted in the reformed tradition, Crieff Hills is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It is a property that welcomes groups and individuals throughout the year for day visits, multi-day gatherings and individual retreats.

This quiet space has an important mission in today’s busy world, providing a warm welcome and an opportunity for people from all walks of life to connect with the Divine and find renewal.

People of all faiths and traditions are welcome at Crieff Hills. They want everyone to find rest and renewal in God’s creation in a respectful and accommodating place.

Learn more about Crieff Hills.