February 2 – 3, 2018
We all want to create a better world—and that requires action and connection. Discerning shared values is crucial to forming powerful partnerships and moving forward with courageous intention. Explore how you and your community can set a collaborative course at Values in Action, a Trinity Institute conference designed to help you get grounded and connected so you can get going. The Beecken Center of the School of Theology will be a partner site for the February 2-3, 2018 conference featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, to be held onsite in New York City for individual attendees and streamed across the globe at partner sites—churches, cathedrals, seminaries, and advocacy organizations.
February 7 – 9, 2018
Join us at this Living Compass training at the Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, Tenn. Feb. 7–9, 2018 to learn and plan how to use Living Compass materials in your ministry location. In this Certified Congregational Wellness Advocate (CWA) training, you will learn how to enhance your congregation’s vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry in your church. Certification requires completion of this training plus leading two Living Compass programs within one year of having completed the training.
March 6 – 10, 2018
The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer an intensive, four-day retreat to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center, the retreat 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.
April 27 – 29, 2018
Education for Ministry (EfM) graduates will gather in a Circles of Trust® format at the beautiful St. Mary's Sewanee retreat center in Sewanee, Tenn. to delve into the significance of individual talents as indicated by the Gallup StrengthsFinder® (SF) assessment. Elsa Bakkum, EfM associate director for training will facilitate.