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Customized Courage & Renewal® Programs
for Clergy and People of Faith

churchstepsCustomized Courage & Renewal programs are designed for those interested in bringing to their communities the personal and professional renewal fostered by the Circle of Trust® approach, as described in Parker J. Palmer’s book altA Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. This approach is rooted in the belief that effective ministry, service, and leadership flow from the deepest values of one’s faith.

In these programs you can expect:

  • skilled facilitators to introduce our principles and practices including the art of asking open and honest questions, use multiple modes of reflection, and create of a community of support.

    Please e-mail Director of Programs for Clergy and People of Faith, John Fenner, to discuss bringing a Courage & Renewal program to your community.

  • a focus on how we listen prayerfully to ourselves, each other, and God in communal spaces.
  • the use of stories from your own journey along with insights from poets, writers, and various faith traditions.
  • the experience of a Clearness Committee (for those planning a 3-day retreat), a communal process of discernment around a significant life or vocational question.


Also search our Calendar to see a list of all Courage & Renewal retreats and programs sorted by region and date.