Rooted: Experiencing the Strength of Contemplative Ministry

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 3:00PM

Share a day with congregational leaders as we explore contemplative life and spiritual direction

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Rooted: Experiencing the Strength of Contemplative Leadership

Share a day with congregational leaders, both professional and volunteer, as we explore contemplative life and spiritual direction.

Keynote: "Learn to Rest, Take a Journey, Find a Guide" by Dr. Doug Hardy, Professor of Spirituality at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO


  • Creating a Contemplative Congregational Culture: Discovering the distinctive marks of a contemplative congregational culture and considering how to facilitate congregational development in this direction.
  • Contemplative Youth Ministry: Reimagining youth ministry. Learning to be present with students. Showing students how to be present with God. Practical ways to incorporate contemplative practices into our youth ministries.
  • The Contemplative Life and Social Justice: Exploring together the ways the contemplative life calls forth the work of justice and how the work of justice calls forth the need for the contemplative life.
  • Self-Care and the Contemplative Life: Stewarding our own bodies and souls as we tend to the interests of our organizations and those we serve.

Ticket includes breakout sessions, keynote, and lunch.


9:00 – Opening Session

10:00 – Break

10:15 – Breakouts

11:15 – Break

11:30 – Solitude/small group options

Noon – lunch/free time

12:45 – Breakouts [repeat of 4 morning breakouts]

1:45 – Break

2:00 - Final session

3:00 – Dismiss

Missed the deadline? You may still register here or register on-site Saturday morning.

Event details:

Event Location
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
6601 Monticello Road
Shawnee, MO 66226-3513
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