Life of the Beloved: A Soul Care Retreat
* Last day to register: Thurs 11/17/2016
"Yes there is that voice, the voice that speaks from above and from within and that whispers softly or declares loudly: 'You are my Beloved, on you my favor rests.' It certainly is not easy to hear that voice in a world filled with voices that shout: You are no good, you are ugly; you are worthless; you are despicable, you are nobody—unless you can demonstrate the opposite."
—Henri Nouwen (Life of the Beloved)
Being the Beloved is more than a beautiful thought or a lofty idea. Becoming the Beloved means "letting the truth of our Belovedness become enfleshed in everything we think, say, or do." Join us as we set aside a full day to listen for the voice of the One who calls us Beloved and explore what life as God's Beloved might look like at Leadership Transformation's next Soul Care Retreat on
November 19, 2016.
What to Expect:
Brief segments of the day will be spent introducing you to spiritual formation topics and practices — but there will also be blocks of time dedicated to silence, solitude, prayer, and reflection. Retreat participants have the option to meet with a spiritual director.
What to bring
: Bible, journal, and a pen. All other materials will be included.
What not to bring:
Cell phone, laptop, iPod, or anything else that will be a distraction or barrier to getting the most out of your silence/solitude experience.
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30AM - 4:30PM
(Lunch is provided)
Cenacle Retreat House
420 North Kirkwood Rd
Houston, TX , 77079
"The LTi Soul Care Retreat was the antithesis of the busy life the world is always calling me to. I slowed down. I re-oriented. I listened. And in the midst of taking that time for my own soul, I found my equilibrium again. I could hear God again. LTi does a beautiful time of guiding and then helping to create the space for those deep breaths wherein we are able to let God do his good, slow and beautiful work in our lives.”
"When I arrived at the LTi soul care retreat, I was physically and mentally drained, and unprepared for a deep spiritual encounter. Yet God met me where I was and I felt the freedom to worship, rest (even take a nap or two), eat, and just be with Him. When I think back on that day I am grateful for God's great love for me in that He worked things out so that we could spend a special day together."
"My soul felt pampered at the LTi soul care retreat. I appreciated that the retreat was guided by LTi staff who gave us resources on how to begin caring for our soul. The grounds were beautiful which really helped me to relax, rest, and enjoy time with my Savior and my soul."
*Note: Space is limited to 40 people and will be filled on first-come first-serve basis.
**Need-based scholarships have been made available through the generous support of donors.
Apply for a need-based scholarship.
David Wu is a Spiritual Formation Associate for Leadership Transformations in Houston, Texas, and Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Access Church. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and a faculty member for Selah, LTI's Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. David enjoys hanging out at guitar shops, Whole Foods, and the Apple Store.
Born and raised in Guatemala, Christine Warner witnessed the power and presence of Jesus Christ in the context of poverty, violence, and civil war. In the United States she has also been involved in campus ministry, urban mission on the Mexican border, and church planting in Austin, Texas. Christine, along with her pastor husband and four children, lives in Austin, Texas. She is a faculty member of Selah, LTI's Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction.
Cheri Hudspith is a member of the Grafted Life Ministries Staff, a faculty member of Selah, and a Spiritual Director. She lives in a northern suburb of Dallas and attends a non-denominational Bible church. She is a graduate from Fuller Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Theology and received her training in Spiritual Direction from Selah. She loves being with people around a table or outside on an adventure. She's also a big fan of a great story.
Leslie McKinney Attema co-pastors Freeport First Presbyterian Church with her husband Lee. She is a spiritual director, author, and specializes in women’s ministry. Leslie received her M.Div. and D.Min from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exercising, photography, traveling, studying, and practicing the spiritual disciplines of prayer and contemplation of God’s word
Darlene Hixon is a native Texan. She has been the Women’s Ministry Pastor, a developer of Discipleship Ministries, Bible study writer and teacher, and Retreat speaker. She currently comes alongside her husband, Steve as Senior Pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in the Flower Mound area. She’s a graduate of Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and is training in Spiritual Direction with Selah, LTI’s Certificate Program. Darlene loves to hang out in bookstores, travel in Europe and discovering great wineries.
David Nichols has served as a missionary with OMF International for thirty years. He received his ThM from Dallas Seminary and D.Min from Asbury Seminary. For the last 15 years, David has been exploring contemplative practices and disciplines to deepen his walk with God and is currently enrolled in Selah, Leadership Transformation's program in Spiritual Direction.
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