The Iowa Preaching and Worship Institute is taking applications. Meeting quarterly for two days of immersion, this is an eighteen-month program of six retreats designed to support, resource and connect those who preach regularly in an effort to expand their styles of preparation and presentation, resource to relevant and creative design, and provide a means for richer supports and overall effectiveness.
EQ-HR, February 17-21, 2020, Racine, WI - Five-Day Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Human Relations (HR) Workshop. Ready to refresh your emotional intelligence skills, or experience this transforming worship for the first time? Register now, spaces are limited. Maximize your impact through self discovery.
Intro to Family Systems Thinking (Bowen Theory) - November 13 - May 13 (first Wednesday of the month), 1-4 p.m. at Midwest District Office in Grand Rapids. Have you ever felt anxious as a leader in your church or family? Have you ever wished for, prayed for a less stressful life for yourself and healthier relationships with others? Tony Shumaker, Pastor at Middleville UMC will facilitate this opportunity to rethink our own functioning as well as how we function in relationships with others. We will use the second edition of the book Extraordinary Relationships by Roberta M. Gilbert, MD as a learning tool. There is no cost for this training, please purchase the book. Questions, please contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.650.5112.
Pastoral Care Specialist Program - Second Tuesdays - September 2019 - June 2020. Designed for pastors, students, and lay pastoral care providers who provide pastoral care in congregations and other institutions.
Become Unstuck Through Coaching - Part 1 - October 2019 - May 2020 - Coaching can turn obstacles into opportunities and frustrations into goals. The first of two tiers of training launches this October. Those trained as coaches may use their new skills for their own purposes within their personal life or the life of a congregation they serve.
Growing Young REACH Summit - October 23-24, 2020, Midland, MI.
Lombard Peace Center Events
- Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process - The Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting. It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one’s ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life.
Personal Clergy Support Team
Conflict happens. Sometimes it’s arrival is seen, heard and felt. Sometimes it disappears as quickly as it appears. Sometimes one can’t imagine or remember a time without it. Sometimes the heaviness of a pretend peace seems like the only option…a shared normal that doesn’t feel good. And…there are better ways to work through conflict to transform it for good.
Trained Michigan Conference facilitators, coaches, consultants and mediators are ready to assist ministry teams, committees, paid and unpaid leaders, congregants, small group ministries and more. Service fees and expenses vary. To learn more, please contact Naomi Garcia, Associate Director for Congregational Vibrancy, email@example.com - 517-347-4030 ext. 4092.
Spiritual Retreat Centers
Lake Huron Retreat Center
8794 Lakeshore Road, Burtchville, MI 48059-1115
‘At the Water’s Edge’ cottage is a private retreat destination for clergy & laity. firstname.lastname@example.org - 810-327-6272
Still Water Retreat Center
16495 W. Clear Lake Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107. A retreat house that values the timeless need for silence, solitude, and spiritual companionship in order to become more aware of God’s presence in our lives and better hear His voice.
email@example.com - 269-695-7378- http://www.stillwaters.org
Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Retreats, day programs, individual and group spiritual direction.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 269-381-6290 (X249)
Dominican Center of Marywood
2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Sacred spaces, center for spirituality, contemplative learning program.
email@example.com - 616-514-3325
11321 Dutch Settlement Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093. A retreat community that specializes in personal silent retreats.
269-244-8696 - http://www.hermitagecommunity.org
Capuchin Retreat Center
62460 Mt. Vernon, Washington, MI 48094
Private and weekend retreats and programs. 248-651-4826 - https://www.capretreat.org
St. Francis Retreat Center
703 E. Main Street, DeWitt, MI 48829
Programs, spiritual directions, and private retreats. 517-669-8321 - http://www.stfrancis.ws
Marygrove Retreat Center
PO Box 38, Garden, MI 49835. Private and group retreats.
906-644-2771 - https://www.marygrove.org
Spiritual Retreat Centers
I Light Art Therapy Studio
207 Fulton St. E. , Ste. 3110, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Fostering growth, healing and transformation through the use of a creative process and integrative therapies. Individual, group sessions and workshops or retreats. Leara.firstname.lastname@example.org – 616-648-7481 – www.ilightllc.com
209 S. Naperville Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Retreats, relationships, and resources for those who long to keep seeking God in the crucible of leadership. email@example.com - 630-260-0257 - https://transformingcenter.org/
Restoring Waters Consulting
Boyne City, MI. Retreats, retreat series, programs, workshops, facilitation, consulting, and coaching. firstname.lastname@example.org – 231-675-9940- https://www.restoringwatersconsulting.com/info
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
1390 Quarton Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. 3 day directed retreats, topical retreats and individual retreats available. 248-644-4933 - https://www.manresa-sj.org/
Self Realization Meditation Healing Center
7187 Drumheller Rd., Bath, MI 48808. Individual, guided or self guided retreats. 517- 641-6201 info@SelfRealizationCentreMichigan.org
The Red Spirit Center
6491 118th Ave., Fennville, MI 49408
Retreats and Workshops.
269- 355-3339- https://theredspirit.com/
Abbey of Gethsemani
3642 Monks Rd., Trappist, KY 40051. Abbey retreats are silent, unstructured and undirected. 502-549-3117 - http://www.monks.org/
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
H 91 North Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745. A variety or lodging and recreation options, self-directed and guided retreats, programmed educational options. 828-452-2881 - https://www.lakejunaluska.com/