leadership intensive

Is this for you?

Do you know the stages of a group and how to deepen each stage? Skills of creating a safe environment?  How to gently confront a problem group member? 

Penny Freeman will work through these issues, and many others as she leads a small group through our Leadership Intensive this fall.  Whether you’re leading a Parakaleo group or groups in other settings, this training is invaluable.

Leadership Intensive is for group leaders and trainers desiring to create an environment where the gospel is not just spoken but experienced. Our training emphasizes leading from weakness and our personal need for Jesus. We celebrate the uniqueness of each leader, challenging them to delight in and lead with their own style. In this lab, we practice leading groups, entering conflict, addressing tension in the group, training with gospel tools in a variety of venues, and learning practical ways to peer coach, connect, care, celebrate, and create. You will experience grace while being challenged to creatively weave the gospel into your training and group gatherings.



The fee to attend is $725 which includes the training, room and board. We will not collect the fee for registration until the minimum attendance requirement is met. Once the minimum requirement is met, we will email you an invoice.

Course, Room & Board        $725


Home setting for a 3 night/3 day immersion experience. Very limited capacity.


1448 Osborne Ave
Roslyn, PA   19001

Date / Time:

Sunday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The intensive will formally start at 9am on Monday and conclude by 3pm on Wednesday so we ask that you fly in on Sunday. Since the airport is an hour away from Penny's home, please do not book your return flight any earlier than 6pm on Wednesday.


Because we’re offering this as more of an intensive training, than a retreat, the feel will be slightly different from our other retreats.  We’ll be staying and training in Penny’s home.  We’ll all pitch in preparing, serving and cleaning up for meals (what a great way to work through group dynamics!).  And there won’t be much down time, because we’re covering a lot of ground in a narrow window.  Because of these shifts, we’re offering the training intensive at a reduced price—normally the cost is $1200 + travel expenses.  For this intensive the cost will be $725 (a great reason to sign up!) + travel expenses.

For those Flying

Participants who plan to fly should fly into Philadelphia International Airport. Travel to and from the airport will be coordinated by Parakaleo. Pick up times scheduled for Sunday - 2:30pm & 4:30pm. Once you make your travel arrangements, please email them to Debbie and indicate your desired pick up time. 

For those Driving

For those who are driving, we ask that you arrive by 6pm on Sunday.