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?
We invite you to join us on the campus of Wartburg Theological Seminary for the next “Exploring More: A Discernment Retreat.”This short but meaningful retreat is designed to give you the space and time you need to contemplate your call to ministry – and to a life lived even more fully and deeply in God’s love and service. This occasion also gives you a chance to visit our seminary without needing to give up a mid-week work-day (it’s just one Saturday).
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 free, and it includes lunch, beverages and snacks. If you are interested in attending, please contact Karla Wildberger , Director for Admissions, for the date of the next upcoming retreat.
Here’s a rough version of our agenda for the day:
8:30am – Gather in Afton Lounge. Welcome, introductions, call stories.
10:00am – Go to Meditation Chapel. Engage in “Centering Prayer.”
10:45am – Go to Fritschel Lounge. Snacks, then Art Project – “Drawing our Barriers.”
11:30am – Engage in Lectio Divina.
12:00pm – Lunch with selected students in Weiblen Commons.
1:00pm – Free time to pray, listen to classical guitar and sing Taize in chapel, talk about Admissions/Candidacy/Financial Aid.
2:30pm – Engage in St. Ignatian “Examine” – a cerebral spiritual practice – in Reu Memorial Library.
3:15pm - Back to Afton Lounge. Conversation – “Where From Here?”
4:00pm – Closing Holy Communion Worship in Loehe Chapel