Clergy Mini-Sabbaticals - One Day Retreats - Colorado
by Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson
Retreat Participants walking a Labyrinth
Realizing that ministers often have shorter times available and need brief times of nurturing all through the year, two ministers have joined together to offer quarterly "mini-sabbaticals" as a way to bring a sabbatical day of renewal for clergy primarily in the Colorado & Rocky Mountain region. The mini-sabbaticals are offered 3-4 times a year, and one location in the Denver area allows a participant to extend from the mini-sabbatical for additional 24-hour silent retreats at a reasonable cost.
Here is an idea of how we think about and structure a Mini-Sabbatical.
As a minister you are being buffeted around by ...
Strategic plans, stewardship, sermons...
Buildings and bulletins and bedside visitation...
Meetings, meetings, meetings.....
Pesky parishioners and patients.....
Crazy co-workers ...
You are urging others toward a richer, fuller spiritual life. Yet you find little time to nourish your own.
Join Rev. Jane Anne Ferguson and Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson for one of the quarterly mini-sabbaticals designed to refresh and renew your spirit ... maybe even have a little time for play.
Using lectionary scriptures as the foundation for each day, the mini-sabbaticals include storytelling, silence, journaling, and creative activities. Sharing and eating together provide a full but spacious sabbatical day for ministers from a variety of settings.
To find out more about the facilitators, along with other Clergy and Congregational Care Services offered to ministers and congregations, please contact:
Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson
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