Christianity After Religion

October 14, 2013 - October 19, 2013


Workshop ID: G13S1031
Dates: October 14, 2013 – October 19, 2013 Price: $325.00

Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

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). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.

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 Bass suggests, 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.)


jeanette baustDr. Jeanette Baust continues her journey through evangelical, mainline, new thought and interfaith circles and has participated in church circles “forever.” She is one of many today who is exploring possible future paths for the church, faith traditions, and religious institutions more broadly and their intersection with public life. She is committed to the imperative that transformation of consciousness is essential for the life of the world as we move into this 21st century.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Three ways to register:

  1. 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]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
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