Theme: More

Featured Speaker: Lynn Ragsdale

CPExecs Retreat | September 17-20, 2018

YMCA of the Rockies | Estes Park, CO

April 6, 2018

Dear Friends,

I know it may seem early, but our Executive Director’s Retreat is a little over 5 months away.  The dates for our fall event in Estes Park is September 17 – 20 and Paige is setting up pre-registration for us.

The theme of the week is going to be “More”.  Lynn Ragsdale is going to be our key note speaker.  Lynn currently is a Vice President and Relationship Manager with The Solomon Foundation.  Lynn has been a church planter in Chicagoland, the pastor of a large church (Christ’s Church of Oronogo) and was president of an international relief organization in the Philippines.  He is a gifted communicator and can speak to a wide range of topics that we deal with as Executive Directors.

Some of the topics we will be exploring during our time together this week will be:

  • More Personal Care: Leaning into the Sabbath rest
  • More Thinking Beyond: Models and methods, what are we doing with what we learned last year?
  • More Resiliency: Rebounding from Challenging Circumstances
  • More Collaboration: How can we work together?
  • More Churches: What trends are we observing?
  • More Money / Partner Development: What best practices do we need to share?

These are some of the possible topics for discussion during our time together.  Do you have other ideas?  If so, feel free to send me an email:  lance@ignitechurchplanting.com.

Lance Hurley: 2018 Program Director



Lynn Ragsdale is the Vice President and Relationship Manager at The Solomon Foundation. Prior to joining the TSF family, Lynn served as the President of Christians’ Haven, a ministry to street children and orphans in the Phillipine Islands from 2009 until 2013.

Lynn has served in many capacities over the years. He began his career as a Youth Minister at Roseville Christian Church. Later, went on to serve as Senior Minister at Chambersburg Christian Church, Town & Country Christian Church and Christ’s Church of Oronogo.

Lynn is known for his leadership skills and biblical preaching that encourages and motivates listeners. It is his heart’s deepest desire to see people become disciples who will allow God to radically change their lives and then become disciple makers of others. He loves teaching, preaching, and leading leaders in God’s great Church.

Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln Christian University and a Master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Huntington University.

Lynn and his wife Betsy reside in Webb City, MO and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. They are active members of Seneca Christian Church in Seneca, MO.