Spiritual Life Ministries
Spiritual Life Retreat for Ministers
Spouses and Retired Ministers are also invited to attend.
February 26th – 28th, 2019
The Herald B. Monroe Lodge at Camp Christian
10335 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Reclaiming the Gift of Ministry
Our retreat leader is the Rev. Dr. Ron Allen, who taught preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary from 1982 to 2018. A prolific author of more than 40 books, his next one will be released in the spring: I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary on Preaching from the Book of Revelation. His A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe and his Reading the New Testament for the First Time are widely used in small group studies in congregations.
In the busy-ness of ministry, clergy can begin to lose touch with the sense of God's call. This retreat will seek to help participants reclaim the gift of being in the vocation of ministry by exploring three large subject areas. First, the gift of call (why did we get into this business—ministry)? Second, what are we doing with that gift now that we are in it? Third, what might be good to develop in this gift for the future? Each session will combine lecture that draws on biblical passages and some theology, as well as discussion in the plenary group and in small groups. We invite you to join us!
For more information download the flyer and registration form through the link above.
If you are unable to attend the retreat, you are invited to be in prayer support of the retreatants during this retreat...but if you cannot attend and are in need of prayers yourself, please email Deb Bolen at firstname.lastname@example.org so the retreatants may offer prayer support for you.
The Regional Spiritual Life Ministry meets at least once a year in person to plan for
Retreats at Camp Christian and to discuss possible new ministries for the Spiritual Life of Ohio. We also meet at the Minister's Retreat in February and have had some phone conference calls.
We feel we are expanding the programs at camp for creating community and giving new opportunity for ministers and laity to deepen their
Christian Spirituality. We hope and pray that God will bring in all of this, Transformation of body, mind and spirit. It is an effort to reach out beyond those we have been able to touch through the Ministers' Retreat to include other ministers and the laity of the church in Ohio and beyond.