Our district retreat was dedicated to us finding renewal and a return to passion. It was great to get away and not spend the time on business or listening to lectures. There were 'lectures', but they were on being renewed. There was time for quiet and mutual support and there were people praying for the group of ministers the whole time. The time was helpful to me.
Of course, it was also nice to get to know who is who in the district a bit better and to find the times to listen to how other ministers are doing things in their churches - especially for me as I am not in my home context and there is still a lot of which I am unsure.
God is good!