ConneXion Retreat
Friday, September 7, 2018 to Saturday, September 8, 2018

Add to my calendar

Christ UMC
400 5th Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902

View map →


Jody Thone

Are you wondering…
  • What are my strengths, values and passions?
  • What brings meaning & purpose to my life?
  • How can I continue to grow spiritually?
  • How can I make a difference?
  • What are the ways I can connect to ministry across the Minnesota Annual Conference?
If you are a lay person asking yourself these questions, consider joining us for Connexion: Finding Purpose and Connection in Ministry. This retreat is about listening deeply to God, to yourself, to each other, and to the needs of the world. It's about connecting your passions and call to others in the Minnesota Conference. It's about finding your spot to contribute.

This retreat, once completed, will qualify you as a certified lay servant. 

About the word ConneXion: John Wesley developed what he called "connexion," an interlocking system of classes, societies, and annual conferences. We use the word in honor of our Wesleyan heritage.

Join us at Christ UMC, Rochester for this ConneXion Retreat.

Our Agenda
Friday, September 7

10 a.m.               Welcoming Blessing & Introductions
                           Deep Listening
                           Lectio Divina
                           Call Stories
noon                   Lunch
1 p.m.                 Contemplative Walk
                           Living my Values
                           Living My Strengths
5:30                    Dinner
6:45                    Prayer of Examen
7:30                    Walk to the Hotel (for those staying overnight)

Saturday, September 8
9:30 a.m.            Welcome and Centering Prayer
10                       My Passions & Interests                           
                           ConneXion Profile
noon                   Lunch
1 p.m.                 Discerning My Call
                           My Spiritual Leadership Plan
                           Worship & Call Ceremony
                           Invitation from God
                           Gratitude Practice
4:45                    Close

Cost: $150 for double occupancy, $195 for single room, $75 for commuters. Includes program, meals, and overnight lodging. Do not let the cost keep you away. Contact Gail Johnson ( for more information.
Deadline: August 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058