“Spirituality is not primarily about values and ethics, not about exhortations to do right or live well. The spiritual traditions are primarily about reality… an effort to penetrate the illusions of the external world and to name its underlying truth.”
—Parker J. Palmer
Courage & Renewal programs for clergy & people of faith are designed to sharpen your discernment, revitalize your vocation, and sustain your service in the world. These programs provide opportunities to reflect and reconnect with your calling within an honest and non-judging community. Using the principles of the Circle of Trust® approach, you’ll discover inner wisdom and courageous practices that can strengthen your faith and ministry.
Courage & Renewal® programs for clergy and people of faith are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
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Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations:
Risking the Call to Belong
Aug 3-6, 2015,
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An annual four-day retreat for clergy and faith leaders who seek renewed energy for ministry, courage to lead in the congregation, and practices for building community.. Our next retreat will take place August 3rd-6th, 2015 outside of Chicago, IL. Register by clicking here.
A four-day training on the principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach with a curriculum you can take back into your congregations and communities of faith. Our next institute will take place May 3-6, 2016 in Stoneville, NC. Register by clicking here.
• Courage to Lead for Young United Methodist Leaders: A 6-Month Leadership Intensive for Faith Leaders to Renew, Reflect and Reconnect
A 6-month program – that includes two 4-day retreats with monthly peer learning calls in between – offers a rare opportunity to listen to God, connect deeply with committed peers, engage questions of importance, and build capacity for sustainable leadership.
An intimate program with 30 peers from diverse professions where you can explore your own leadership; two retreats spaced six months apart with monthly peer learning calls in between.
A profound experience of the Circle of Trust approach, typically in a three-day retreat format, hospitable to clergy & people of faith.
A profound experience of the Circle of Trust approach, typically in a three-day retreat format, hospitable to participants from a variety of professions.
Skilled facilitators bring the Circle of Trust approach to your ministry setting through a variety of themes and formats, tailored to fit the needs of your group.
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