2018 Retreats

Our retreat programs offer the experience of extended contemplative prayer and spiritual transformation as we explore God’s gift of self in Jesus Christ and what this means to us and to our world.

More Than Words: Encountering Jesus Life of Prayer and Ministry

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More Than Words:  Encountering Jesus Life of Prayer and Ministry

Offered by David Keller
Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
$325

Although Jesus of Nazareth was a devout first-century Jew, in the twenty-first century he is often lost in the thickets of Christian theology, reflection on the wisdom of his words, and the busyness of church life. At a time in the church’s life when “spiritual formation” has become a priority what can we learn from Jesus’ Jewish spiritual formation and its influence on his life and ours?   This retreat experience will explore Jesus’ life of prayer as a devout first-century Jew and the consequences of his prayer in his personal life and active engagement with society. It will integrate substantive academic presentations with contemplative prayer and discussion. It is designed for clergy and laity.

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The Enneagram for Millennials

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The Enneagram for Millennials

Offered by The Rev. Tyler Sit
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 8, 2018
ECMN’s Gathering Space, 1101 Broadway North, Minneapolis

The Enneagram is an ancient system that helps us to cultivate self-awareness and equips us with new insights about ourselves and others so that we can connect with one another more authentically as we recognize and honor our unique differences. If you’re in your twenties or thirties and would like to explore the Enneagram with a fun community, join us for this day-retreat. All are welcome!

The Rev. Tyler Sit was featured in the NY Times, founded New City Church, and is a certified Enneagram facilitator.

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Mindfulness for Millennials

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Mindfulness for Millennials

Offered by The Rev. Dee McIntosh
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018
ECMN’s Gathering Space, 1101 Broadway North, Minneapolis
A recent study showed that the average adult spends up to 80% of their lives living mindlessly and this mindlessness is the cause of exacerbated stress, anxiety, and conflict. Mindful meditation is an ancient practice that helps us cultivate self-awareness, inner confidence, and a sense of well-being, that allows us to cultivate meaningful relationships with ourselves and others.

Pastor Doneila McIntosh (known as “Pastor Dee”) is the lead pastor and church planter of Lighthouse Mpls. Pastor Dee is also an adjunct professor at Bethel University, the head volleyball coach at North High School, and an MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MSC (Mindfulness Self-Compassion) teacher.
A Miami native, Dee moved to Minneapolis to play volleyball for the University of Minnesota, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a minor in Biblical Hebrew. In 2013, she graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity degree in Contextual Theology and Greek, and she earned a M.A. in Public and Missional Theology from United Theological Seminary in 2016.
Doneila is married to Cecil McIntosh and is a mom to two very active sons and two equally active Doberman Pinschers.

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Growing our God Images

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Growing our God Images

Offered by Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6, 2018
$155

During this retreat we will explore how our god images must change as we reshape our broken stories within life’s realities. We will delve into our own life thresholds that have forced us to retell our stories. We will consider god images we’ve had to (or need to) abandon as we’ve outgrown them, as well as inviting a bigger god to fill those spaces. Mary Ellen will provide input on spiritual growth and god images, sharing from her new book OMG: Growing With Our God Images. There will be time for quiet, being outdoors, sharing and worship.

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The Celtic Knot: What Celtic Christians Can Teach Us about Life, Mission and Ministry Today

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The Celtic Knot: What Celtic Christians Can Teach Us about Life, Mission and Ministry Today

Offered by The Rev. Jerry Doherty
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
$325

Everything in the Celtic world is interconnected as symbolized by the Celtic Knot. The knot looks multi-faceted but is actually a circle intertwined into one entity; it is a symbol for the church. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Doherty will share how the lifestyle, sacred place, meditation, pilgrimage, and community are all vital parts of the life of the church today. There will be regular times of silent meditation reflection and prayer to reflect on this most holy time of year.

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The Silence, the Word, the Music, the Dance: The Four Energies of Christianity

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The Silence, the Word, the Music, the Dance: The Four Energies of Christianity

Offered by Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, 2018
$325

This retreat will be based on the writings of Fr. Cyprian’s late confrere Bruno Barnhart and the writings of Raimundo Pannikar. Both were priests, scholars, proponents of inter-religious dialogue and teachers of deep wisdom. “All the wisdom disappears at a certain point, because we live in a world and an economy of faith. Wisdom seems to go down the drain on you. And then it recovers when you need it. … It also is the wisdom of the cross.” – Bruno Barnhart

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