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Programs for Clergy and People of Faith

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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.

Meet some of the facilitators who lead our work and hear what participants are saying about the experience.


Discover a program just for you…

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 will take place July 31-August 3, 2017 in Techny, IL. Click to learn more or register. 

A four-day training on the principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach as applied to the connection between our inner and outer landscapes, with a curriculum you can take back into your congregations and communities of faith. Our next alumni institute will take place October 23-26, 2017 in Racine, WI. Click to learn more or register.

A four-day training on the principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach as applied to the spiritual dimensions of aging, with a curriculum you can take back into your congregations and communities of faith. Our next alumni institute is being scheduled for Spring 2018. Click to learn more.

Courage to Lead for Young Clergy and Community Innovators

This two-retreat series offers young leaders of faith a rare opportunity to renew, reflect, and reconnect with what matters most in their vocation. Our next retreat series is being scheduled for 2018. Click to learn more. 

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.

Clergy and People of Faith Events on the Calendar

Date Event

Apr
22
2017

Deep Speaks To Deep: Exploring the Practice of Clearness Committees
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada

Jun
03
2017

Just Be, Just Breathe: Reclaiming True Self, Finding Sanctuary: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center – Philadelphia, PA

Jun
14
2017

Courage By the Sea: Cultivating a Soul-Infused, Values-Driven, Authentic Life, a Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Chalfonte Hotel – Cape May, NJ

Jul
31
2017

Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations: Making Our Home with the Other
Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center – Techny, IL

Sep
17
2017

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain (A Kinder Camino)

Oct
23
2017

A Geography of Grace: A Courage & Renewal Alumni Institute
Siena Retreat Center – Racine, WI

Oct
27
2017

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat
Omega Institute – Rhinebeck, NY

Feb
14
2018

Courage & Renewal Peace & Social Justice Pilgrimage to South India
South India