Spiritual Life Ministries
Spouses and Retired Ministers are also invited to attend.
Thomas Merton wrote, "The spiritual life is first of all a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied, it is to be lived." As clergypersons, the busyness of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany have passed, and the season of Lent is just ahead on our calendars with Ash Wednesday on March 1st. Before that day, the Ohio Spiritual Life Committee invites you to take a break together and come away to the annual Ministers' Spiritual Life Retreat from February 21-23, 2017 at Camp Christian to explore “Tenders of the Word: Living (and Preaching) in Harmony with God’s Unseen Order.”
Our Retreat leader this year is the Rev. Dr. Donald Cozzens, Writer-in-Residence in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at John Carroll University, who will facilitate our two days of Retreat. Our retreat time will focus on the spiritual life employing the metaphor of harmony... harmony with God’s unseen order, harmony with others, harmony with nature, harmony with one’s self. When we slip out of harmony (right living, right relationships) with God’s unseen order and unseen presence, we encounter discord. Sadly a great number of us go through life in a chronic state of discord rather than a state of harmony.
For more information download the Info & Registration Form linked above.
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.