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.
Friday, September 7
10 a.m. Welcoming Blessing & Introductions
1 p.m. Contemplative Walk
Living my Values
Living My Strengths
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
1 p.m. Discerning My Call
My Spiritual Leadership Plan
Worship & Call Ceremony
Invitation from God