Events

Deep Green Faith: Holy Forest Kinship

September 6 – 7, 2019

Join us September 6–7, 2019 on the campus of the University of the South―a certified Tennessee arboretum, with more than 120 different species of trees on campus—in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee as we explore these and other themes in an organic interweaving of religion, science, and the arts, with contemplative and embodied experience.

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The 2019 EfM Graduates Retreat: Life in Christ/Praying in Christ

September 20 – 22, 2019

All EfM graduates and EfM mentors with four or more years' association with EfM are invited to join us at the 2019 EfM Graduates retreat, held at St. Mary’s Sewanee Sept. 22–24. The retreat will focus on The Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta’s recent book, Life in Christ: Practicing Christian Spirituality.

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FaithMatters with Wm. Paul Young

November 15 – 16, 2019

Come spend two days with best-selling author Wm. Paul Young as we explore faith and our relationship with God.

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Engaging Ministry: Practices of Prayer, Worship, and Community

January 30 – February 1, 2020

In this two-part educational and experiential series we'll explore two aspects of congregational vitality: cultivating practices that invite Christ’s indwelling presence in both ordained leaders and in communities, and processes for creating dynamic and transformative worship that stirs the senses and opens the heart. Participants will leave refreshed, inspired, and prepared with tools and resources for engaging ministry.

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The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment with Listening Hearts Ministries

March 2 – 6, 2020

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer two intensive, four-day retreats to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the retreats will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment. Both retreats offer the same content. We are offering two retreats in order to accommodate the schedules of those who would like to attend.

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