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Grace Institute for Spiritual Formation
August 1, 2019
Grace Institute for Spiritual Formation, a community practicing contemplation, compassion and courage, will launch its ninth two year spiritual formation program in August 2019. Grace Institute is based at Luther College, and is now in partnership with Wartburg Seminary’s Learning for Life program.
The Grace Institute offers renewal and transformation for individuals and congregational groups, laypersons, deacons and pastors. It is centered on contemplative practices, building trust and companionship in small groups and learning through an action/reflection model. The eight quarterly retreats from August 2019 to May 2021 all meet at Shalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque, IA. Presenters and musicians for Grace Institute’s ninth program include Pastor Amy Zalk Larson, Pastor Lenny Duncan and Prof. Craig Nessan. Music and worship leaders include Greg Berg, Hans Peterson, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, Mary Preus and Tom Witt. The Grace Institute alumni list includes almost 300 pastors and laypersons from around the country.
Past participants have spoken of Grace Institute as a “community of transformation and healing,” “a place of trust” and “a time of deep renewal.” One graduate recounted the experience of Grace Institute with a poetic touch: “After two years, many hours of reading and study, much laughter, some tears, and more transcendent moments than I could have imagined, I am covered in the dust of Grace. Thank you.”
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 563-387-1040, or visit https://www.luther.edu/grace-institute/
Early Bird discount registrations have been extended until June 20th. Early registrants will receive an early bird discount for the total cost of Grace Institute’s Program IX ($2950, a $250 discount from the total cost of $3200 after June 20th).
The $100 application fee counts toward the total cost ($2950 by June 20/$3200 after June 20) for Spiritual Formation Program IX starting August 2019.
The program cost includes the programming for all 8 sessions in the two-year cycle and private room and meals for all 8 retreats. The payment schedule can be divided in thirds over 3 calendar years with payments due August, 2019, August 1, 2020 and May 1, 2020.
If you are seriously interested in the program, but daunted by finances, please contact us for more information about scholarship support at 563-387-1040, email@example.com.
Finances permitting, some partial scholarships will be available for those who would otherwise not be able to participate in the program.
There is a two step application process for individual applicants, an application from the participant and a form from a reference.
Please visit the Grace Institute website (https://www.luther.edu/grace-institute/) to learn more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-387-1040.