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AutumnQuest Pre-Retirement Seminar

Preparing for a Fulfilling and Enjoyable Retirement
Workshop for ABC Ministerial Leaders and Spouses

First Baptist Church, Milton, PA

November 26-27, 2018

Retirement is a significant transition, filled with hopes, uncertainties and some anxieties as well. For those in ministry there are added dimensions since ministry is more than a job, it is a way of life, an identity, and a calling. AutumnQuest is a workshop designed by Midwest Ministry Development and sponsored by MMBB to help you anticipate, plan and shape your retirement.

AutumnQuestwill be hosted in Milton by the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

The workshop location is the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road, Milton, PA, 17847. Ample parking is available, and several hotels and restaurants are located within a mile or two of the church. A boxed lunch will be provided each day.

AutumnQuest will help you (and your spouse, if you are married):

  • identify your degree of readiness for retirement
  • form your unique vision of retirement
  • explore new ways to balance work, leisure and learning
  • consider geographical options and life-style preferences
  • evaluate your financial resources and needs
  • anticipate the dynamic nature and stages of retirement living

At AutumnQuest, you will process these areas with a counselor from Midwest Ministry Development, a representative from MMBB, and your peers in the group. AutumnQuest is a time to open yourself to new ideas and possibilities!

AutumnQuest will begin at 10 a.m. on November 26th and conclude at 4 p.m. on November 27th.  The total registration fee is $100 (there is no extra fee for a non-ordained spouse; however, if both spouses are ordained ABC ministers, each will need to pay the registration fee). When your Registration Form is received by Midwest Ministry, you will be sent information regarding the workshop location and a questionnaire which will help you begin to think about and prepare for the workshop. Spouses are strongly encouraged to fully participate and share in this event.  Each workshop is limited in size, so please send in your registration form(s) to the address noted thereon by November 1, 2018.

For more information and registration form call Midwest Ministry Development at 708.343.6268 or contact us via email at

Downloadable Files: 

AutumnQuest Regional Coverletter.pdf

AutumnQuest Registration Form 2018ABCOPAD.pdf