Retreats allow individuals space to reflect and listen. They can be fertile ground for self-discovery and group connectedness. We can’t be healthy alone, being in a safe space to share and listen builds community.
You may want to create space for sabbath, creativity, conversation or spiritual growth. A retreat can provide a space to listen with intention, process with one-another, consider what a proposed change may mean for individuals, or the collective whole. A retreat offers an opportunity to grow in your faith practices while honoring sabbath practice.
As a retreat facilitator, our coach Deacon Tammy Devine has a variety of tools that support reflection, conversation, and invites space and openness to see God at work in one’s life. If you are interested in gathering colleagues, teams, or a group of friends to step away for a time of retreat, she has some ideas for resources that can support you. Gatherings can be customized to your needs and range from 2 hours to a day and half retreat.
If you are interested in a retreat or would like more information, please contact Deacon Tammy Devine at 952-200-5183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
That You May Be Well: That You May Be Well is an introductory conversation to embrace whole person well-being and our call to live well as whole people of God. An opportunity to pause, reflect on personal well-being, impact on community and identify what you will do to create lasting change. About 2 hours
Dependable Strengths: Through story, identifying good experiences, and small group conversations; individuals discern their top 5 strengths. This tool was developed by Articulating Strengths Together and based on the same research as Strengthfinders2.0. About 2 hours
Values: Using value cards participants will identify their values. Time provided to clarify core values and those that are accumulated. And assess life alignment around values. About 30 minutes
Risk to Bloom: This retreat helps individuals define resilience; identify their gifts, sustainable practices, and strategy to live a life as a resilient leader. An opportunity to reflect, ponder and connect with scripture, story and one another. About 4 hours
Healthy Boundaries: Using dimensions of whole person well-being and wellness practices, small groups discuss questions around: Relationships, Finance, Health, Power and Authority, Social Media and Spiritual Disciplines. About 1.5 hours
Spiritual Autobiography: Individuals will be invited to review their life journey. They will be asked to identify the people, places, experiences that have shaped their lives, and reflect on when they felt a strong presence of God walking with them, or times they were carried. This prayer practice invites individuals to identify their life theme, a parallel scripture story and discern their life/faith legacy. About 2.5 hours
IOPT: IOPT stands for intake, output, processing template. After taking a short survey, individuals receive a report that helps them identify their preferred way of processing information. Multiple reports can be generated from Leadership Report, Emotional Impact Report, Communication Report, Coaching Report, Two-person and Team reports. This tool has been helpful for individuals, teams, supervisors, marriage preparation… About 1.5 hours
Prayer Practices: Introduction to various practices: Lectio Divina, Ignatian Contemplation, Lament, Unburdening, Movement Prayer, TRIP… Examples of these prayer practices will be woven throughout retreats.
Devotions, Worship, and Sending: Prayer, worship and blessings are woven throughout the retreat offerings.
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Tammy Devine is excited to share her passion for health, healing and wholeness and a leader in whole person well-being. Devine, joined Clergy Life Coaching a year and half ago. She previously served as the ELCA Wellness Manager with Portico Benefit Services. Devine continues to live out her call of walking with God’s people as a coach, retreat leader and consultant. Our newsletter this month shares another way to walk with groups supporting their journey to live as whole and holy people of God.