The Ninefold Path Leadership Retreat

The Ninefold Path Leadership Retreat

Adelaide Shores Resort (map)

Right after Jesus broke the power of death and sin by coming back to life, the number of those who followed Him exploded. The Temple and the Romans tried desperately to shut them down, but failed. Saul became Paul, and the Holy Spirit used their plan of persecution for church growth. Those who followed Jesus were known as “Followers of The Way”. They sought to live out the radically different life that Jesus taught and promised, so that in their obedience, the Kingdom would grow. It was this “living out” of the teachings of Jesus that allowed the Holy Spirit to continually add to their number, every day. The question is in a world that needs a Saviour, that needs to know a new way, how do we radically live out the teachings of Jesus in this season.

Signs of haunting are all around us. The gap widens between the poor and the rich. Conflict rages between groups and nations. Due to our actions, even the future of the planet is threatened. If we aren't disturbed then we haven't been paying attention. What if the Beatitudes contain the keys to our liberation - a nine statement manifesto of a new way of thinking and being that can change our lives and our world? During this three day retreat we will explore the revolutionary invitation of the Beatitudes, including group learning and exercises, periods of silent reflection and space to relax, recharge, connect and have fun. Participants will come away equipped with tools and resources to lead a Ninefold Path Beatitudes journey with others. 

 

Retreat Goals

·         Explore the radical life-giving invitation of the Beatitudes

·         Engage the dynamic of shared spiritual practices

·         Create space to rest, connect and refresh

·         Come away with tools and skills to lead others on a journey through the Beatitudes

 Facilitated by Mark Scandrette and local leaders.

$395/Person Includes Shared Accommodation, All Meals, Notebook

To REGISTER visit: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/62408

Invigor8 Child, Family and Parenting Conference

Invigor8 Child, Family and Parenting Conference

Adelaide West Uniting Church (map)

Mark and Lisa will speak at Invigorate, offering keynote talks and breakout sessions from their book "Belonging and Becoming."

Cost: $60 Individual
          $50 Parents (when registering together
          $35 Half Day (morning or afternoon)
          $55 Member of Group 5+
          $50 Member of a Group 10+

Register here by February 18th.

Thrive Community Church

Thrive Community Church

Thrive Community Church (map)

Mark will be speaking at Thrive Community Church at their morning service.

Create Thriving Cultures & Practices

Create Thriving Cultures & Practices

The Center for Theology and Ministry (map)

Mark and Lisa will be leading two half-day workshops for local/regional church leaders & ministry workers, creating ‘networks/communities of practice’. These workshops will be hosted at CTM Parkville and live-streamed to Horsham UC and other venues.

·  Morning (10:00-12:30): Creating thriving family/intergenerational culture, “Belonging and Becoming”

· Afternoon (1:30-4:00): Faith-full practices for discipleship and mission, “Practicing the Way of Jesus”

· Participant cost $40 (inc GST) includes refreshments & lunch. Registrations open mid-January.

Creating a Thriving Family Culture

Creating a Thriving Family Culture

Living Faith Church (map)

Mark and Lisa will lead this evening workshop for families & leaders on creating thriving family culture, based on their book “Belonging & Becoming”.

· Participant cost $20, includes light refreshments. Registrations open mid-January

Create Thriving Cultures & Practices

Create Thriving Cultures & Practices

Murrumbeena Uniting Church (map)

Mark and Lisa will be leading two half-day workshops for local/regional church leaders & ministry workers, creating ‘networks/communities of practice’:

· Morning (9:30-12:30): Creating thriving family/intergenerational culture, based on their book “Belonging and Becoming”.

· Afternoon (1:30-4:00): faith-full practices for discipleship and mission, “Practicing the Way of Jesus”

· Participant cost $40, includes refreshments & lunch. Registrations open mid-January.

Creating a Thriving Family Culture

Creating a Thriving Family Culture

Glen Waverly Uniting Church (map)

Mark and Lisa will lead this evening workshop for families & leaders on creating thriving family culture, based on their book “Belonging & Becoming”.

· Participant cost $20 includes light refreshments. Registrations open mid-January.

Synod Social Justice Family Camp

Synod Social Justice Family Camp

Mt. Morton Camp and Conference Center (map)

Belonging and Becoming- Creating a thriving family culture

Together we’ll be working with Mark and Lisa Scandrette on diving deep into creating a vision for our family life that reflects who God is calling us to be. What are the practices and approaches that will help us to be strong, enriched families where each member is loved and supported to become all that they were made to be, and enabled to thrive?

And thinking more widely, can we use these ideas to create a vision for our family camp community?

Camp Participants are invited to begin this work prior to camp using the book “Belonging and Becoming - Creating a Thriving Family Culture” as a study guide with other families living close by. Copies are available from the Uniting Faith and Families Project - contact Robyn to get yours.

Our program will include sessions with Mark and Lisa Scandrette, all-age worship, whole family games and activities, space for reflection and retreat, and activities for each different age. Bring board games, outside games, swim gear. musical instruments and marshmallows. For program updates, follow our blog - https://unitingfaithandfamilies.org/

Mark and Lisa Scandrette are co founders of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice. They lead an annual series of retreats, workshops and projects designed to help participants apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life. For twenty five years they have devoted themselves to creating community, offering hospitality, and inviting transformation in at risk neighborhoods. They live in the Mission District of San Francisco and have three young adult children.

  • Register online, or via email: explore@ctm.uca.edu.au, or call: 03 9340 8815 if you require a paper-based registration form

  • Registrations close Friday 2 March 2018

    For more information contact:

    Robyn: robyn.hodge@habitatforspirituality.org.au
    Cath James: cath.james@victas.uca.org.au