Dates: Oct 20, 2014 – Oct 25, 2014
Instructor(s): Jeanette Baust
Price: $360.00 Workshop ID: G14S1041A
Seismic religious and cultural shifts are happening in our deeply divided nation, which are reflected today in our churches. As well known scholar Diana Butler Basssuggests, religious affiliation is plummeting across America, but interest in spirituality is soaring. What is taking place around people’s deeply held beliefs, behaviors and need for belonging is often confusing at best and a source of discouragement and despair for many. Pastors, denominations, lay leaders and church members are feeling the impact and are often at odds about these profound social changes. From political backlash and infighting to newly opening conversations and collaborative work with inter-faith organizations, new challenges and possibilities are at hand. The question is, “How do we understand, grapple with, and help lead our denominations, churches, and society into these uncharted times?” Give yourself the opportunity to find understanding, renewed hope, and a sense of collaboration with others on the journey. Let’s just say, “You are not alone!”
Preparation: Reading of Diana Butler Bass’ text, Christianity after Religion is helpful, but not required. Students are asked to bring what they need personally to process emotionally, intellectually, and in body (good walking shoes /journal/sketchpad, etc.).
Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.
Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.