Events

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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