ConneXion Retreat - Spring 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Standard Time

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White Bear Lake United Methodist Church
1851 Birch St
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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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 day will focus on listening deeply to God’s call on your life and will clarify and honor your strengths for ministry.  You will also be introduced to a ConneXion Coach and online curriculum, which 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.

This In-person event is at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, (1851 Birch St, White Bear Lake) from 10 am to 4 pm with lunch provided. *Please note that there is pre-work for this retreat.  We request that you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder before attending this in-person retreat day.  If you have previously taken the assessment you only need to bring your top 5 Signature Themes to the session.

Tuition is $50 per person. Partial scholarships are available.  Do not let the cost keep you away.

Cost: $50 Do not let the cost keep you away. Contact Gail Johnson ( for more information.
Deadline: April 14, 2023 12:00 AM

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058