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Exploring More: A Discernment Retreat   

On Saturday, February 22, at Advent Lutheran Church, 11800 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS; Wartburg Seminary will host a “Discernment Retreat”.  It is a time to gather around conversation and prayer and the question “How is God calling me?”   This is something similar to what we do on campus, but we wanted to come to you!  So, please join us!  Here is the schedule:

9:00am – Gather for coffee and donuts

9:30am – Opening and Introductions

10:00am – Bible Study – “Call Stories”

10:30am – How are you being called?  What are your options?

11:30am – Centering Prayer

12:00noon – Sending and Blessing


On-campus Discernment Retreat

Do you long for a chance to get away, even for just a day, in prayer and reflection? Have you been hearing a still, small voice calling to you, and want to go somewhere that’s quiet and peaceful to listen and discern more closely and intentionally?

You are invited to join us on the campus of Wartburg Theological Seminary. This annual discernment retreat usually takes place on a Saturday in February. This intimate and meaningful retreat is designed to give you the space and time you need to contemplate your vocational calling. (This occasion also gives you a chance to visit our seminary without needing to give up a mid-week work-day).

Now, you may be wondering, "why would I want to go to Dubuque, IA in February?" But actually, it is a perfect time…as the ground is getting ready to burst forth with spring life….so is our spirit. But we need to take a bit of time to cultivate it, so we provide this day to do just that.

Join Wartburg Seminary staff, faculty and students, as together we spend a simple, Spirit-filled day engaging in ancient spiritual practices; sharing stories and exploring scripture; hearing and singing meaningful music and centering ourselves in worship and prayer. You can also take this opportunity to ask current students why they came to seminary and how they make it work; hear and share awesome insights; and consider more deeply how God may be calling you to something new.

The day is no cost to you and it includes lunch, beverages and snacks. And if needed, overnight accommodations can also be arranged at no cost. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rev. Karla Wildberger, Director for Admissions, for the date of the next upcoming retreat. 

Upcoming Date:

TBD - Wartburg Theological Seminary

Here is a sample agenda for the day:

8:45 am – Gather for coffee, donuts, conversation

9:00 am – Opening Prayer and Welcome

9:15 am –  Introductions and "Understanding Our Gifts"

10:00 am – Centering Prayer

10:45 am – Break

11:00 am – "Visual Journaling"

11:45 am – Lectio Divina

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Free time

1:30 pm – "Daily Examen"

2:00 pm – "Where from Here?"

2:30 pm – Closing Eucharist

3:00 pm – Blessing and Sending



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