Pastor Chris & Gretchen Will Serve At A Retreat called: "SHINING IN + SHINING OUT"
50 participants from the northeast, ages 18-30, will gather in NYC January 8-11 to consider a call to public ministry (becoming a pastor). Multiple retreat leaders will provide them with an opportunity for theologically grounded vocational discernment. Highlights for the weekend include:
- Multiple worship events, Bible study, and prayer
- NYC immersion experiences
- A conversation with the Honorable Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (a Lutheran).
- Various service projects
- A guided tour in the Metropolitan Museum with a focus on the images of Christ
- One-on-one conversations about faith in daily life
- GA will host the group on Saturday, Jan. 10, 6-9. (A catered meal will be provided.) The evening will end with a worship service.
- This group will return on Sunday morning for worship at 11 a.m. before departing for home.
- The entire retreat is sponsored by Project Connect and is being coordinated by Matthew O'Rear, Admissions Director, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.