This event has passed. We hope you’ll be able to join us next year! In the mean time, check out this video of the bishop speaking with our keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Jerusha Neal.
Who is invited? Anyone who proclaims from the pulpit and is interested in a time apart to drink from a spiritual well, retreat with colleagues, and plan sermons and series based on the liturgical calendar.
What to expect? The retreat is intended to provide a transformational time away with worship, quiet time, and collaborative sessions for planning sermons and sermon series. These sessions included time to read and reflect on lectionary scriptures, generate ideas in small groups, and report back on the best ideas generated during collaborative planning. The goal was to leave with outlines for three seasons / series:
- All Saint’s to Christ the King (Nov 3 – 24, 2019; 4 Sundays)
- Advent (Dec 1 – 22, 2019; 4 Sundays)
- Lent (Mar 1 – 29, 2020; 5 Sundays)
About the 2019 Keynote Preacher:
The Rev. Dr. Jerusha Neal is Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School and is an American Baptist ordained minister who has spent her ministry preaching in cross-cultural spaces and bridging denominational communities, including her recent work as a Global Ministries missionary to the Fiji Islands through the United Methodist Church. As a former actress and playwright and current preacher and teacher, Jerusha Neal has much to offer and we greatly benefited from her gifts through her preaching, storytelling, and a workshop.