As you continue your journey into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism, consider Stepping Stone Four: attending a retreat, a conference, or training event that focuses on the themes of Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism.
Gathering with others who are learning to care for their souls can be both rewarding and enriching. Our society is moving at an ever-increasing speed of fast. “If you want to hang on, you better speed up!” is the message of today. And as a result, many in our world find themselves stressed to the max, with calendars filled to the brim. When was the last time, for example, someone told you they were not very busy?
It could be useful, however, to remind ourselves that our basic needs never change. The need to be seen and appreciated. The need to belong. The need for nearness and care, and for a little love. This is given only through slowness in human relations. In order to master transformations in our ever-changing world, we have to recover slowness, reflection, and togetherness and thereby find real renewal.
Living at the right speed ruthlessly eliminates hurry from your life. Dallas Willard
This is what our retreats, conferences and other training events are all about. We’ll take a relaxed approach to the important topic of soul care, giving you a handful of tools which have been used for centuries in helping busy people step out of the traffic and take time to re-acquaint themselves with their God, their family & neighbors, and most importantly, themselves.
Here are two unique retreat opportunities you may want to take advantage of:
I must listen to my life and soul and try to understand what it is truly about – quite apart from what I would like it to be about – or my life will never represent anything real in the world, no matter how earnest my intentions. Parker Palmer
Here’s some quotes from those who attended recent retreats…
“…the day was very enlightening and refreshing. Through light direction by Marty and Sandy, we were able to come to a place where the Spirit could bring truth about our current condition and the direction that the Lord is leading. It was encouraging on many levels and I would highly recommend it for people at any stage of their walk. There is no doubt that Jesus was the leader of the day and was present and active in a very real way.”
“…we got a taste of Jesus. When we get quiet it opens up space for Him to speak to us.”
“…very helpful and revealing at the same time. (God) revealed to me some of my strengths and I was encouraged to use (those strengths) even more…I was blessed through this day.”
Take a look at this amazing story of one man’s story of transformation as he learned to slow down his life, walking at Godspeed rather than his own hurried pace…
Now…are you ready to start giving away all Jesus is giving you? Click on over to Stepping Stone Five in your journey into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism…