Are you committed to the work of spiritual formation for children and youth, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of institutional tensions, relational expectations, and the internal pressure you feel to make a difference? Courage & Renewal for Faith Formation Leaders offers a rare opportunity to renew, reflect, and reconnect with what matters most to your vocation.
Name Your Moment
Investigate, talk through, and honor both struggles and successes while discerning a way forward
Learn New Skills
Strengthen your capacity to ask open-ended questions, hold tensions, and build relational trust
Disconnect from the busy pace of ministry life so that you can hear the voice of God within
Witness & Be Witnessed
Listen and be listened to by kindred peers – without performance evaluation, statusizing, or ego
Twenty faith formation leaders and two Courage & Renewal facilitators will journey with you in a three-part spiritual formation process that unfolds over six months. Together, we will engage in large and small-group dialogues focused on evocative texts and questions, experience silence, solitude, and journaling for reflection, and tell stories from our own lives. This will create a shared process of exploring the intersection of our inner lives and our leadership in the church and world. More information about our approach can be found in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, or online at couragerenewal.org/approach.
January 22-25, 2018
June 11-14, 2018
–with monthly peer calls–
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selfhood whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks — we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.“
– Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak