STSW Retreat- Listening for God’s Invitations
Guided Retreat offered by Seeking the Spirit Within
Registration deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
Listening for God’s Invitations
What could our lives be like if we frequently and earnestly asked the question: “God, what is your will?” What could our congregations be like if at every important juncture, we asked: “God, what is your will?” What could it be like if we wait to hear first what God is saying to us, and then we make decisions and plan our actions?
“God is always speaking to us—individually and as the people of God—at different times and in many ways. . . . discernment is the spiritual practice that accesses and seeks to understand what God is trying to say.” [Henri Nouwen, Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life]
This guided retreat will offer you experiences to enhance your capacity to listen to God, to Self, and to Others. As a community of people who desire to follow Christ, we will practice becoming more intentional in listening and following the One who is the way, and the truth, and the life.
“My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Elements in this day of retreat will include the following:
• Exploring and experiencing God’s invitations in scripture with Bishop Brian Maas
• Several small group options to learn and experience various ways to pray and listen
• Sharing a delicious noon meal with table conversation
• Opportunities to meet with a spiritual director
• Closing worship with Holy Communion
We welcome everyone who desires to participate in this day of experiential learning and spiritual renewal! We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, congregational members, and neighbors . . . and invite them to register and come with you. (Participants do not need to be members of Nebraska Synod ELCA congregations.) All are welcome!