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“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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A Geography of Grace:
A Courage & Renewal
Alumni Institute
May 3-6, 2016
Stoneville, NC
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An annual four-day retreat for clergy and faith leaders who seek renewed sense of purpose, courage to lead from within, and practices for better belonging. Our next retreat, “Liberating the Voice of Courage,” will take place August 1-4, 2016 outside of Chicago, IL. Register by clicking here.   

• A Geography of Grace: A Courage & Renewal Alumni Institute

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.

Academy for Leaders

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.

Courage & Renewal Retreats for Clergy & People of Faith

A profound experience of the Circle of Trust approach, typically in a three-day retreat format, hospitable to clergy & people of faith.

Courage & Renewal Retreats for Life & Work

A profound experience of the Circle of Trust approach, typically in a three-day retreat format, hospitable to participants from a variety of professions.

Courage & Renewal Programs Customized for You

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.

Online Resources for You

Check out our roundup of resources for clergy and people of faith.


Voices of Courage: A Geography of Grace

Watch video interviews with Geography of Grace participants


Clergy and People of Faith Events on the Calendar