This day retreat will now be a zoom retreat…. Saturday, 29th January, 10am to 3.30pm

Cost £30. We also have a number of free tickets received from a very generous donor. To book your place:

Led by Christopher Chapman

Send my Roots Rain will explore ways of allowing the life-giving water of the Spirit to soak down to the roots of those involved in ministry – whether lay or ordained.

Our roots lie in our story, in our experience of calling, and above all in abiding in relationship with our life-giving God. With the demands of ministry and the uncertainties that hang over the future, our roots can become dry. In caring for others, we can neglect to look after ourselves. Yet every minister is also a disciple, called to the intimacy of companionship with Christ and continued growth in the Spirit. Our spiritual, physical and emotional health matters to God, who calls each one by name.

This day aims to help participants discover practices and ways of prayer that will refresh and sustain their ministry and, at the same time, go with who they are and how life is.

Programme (full programme here)

10am          Rain for our roots

There are pressures within ministry, and yet God cares about us – not just the work we do. Whilst prayer can feel like an ‘ought’ it is also God’s generous gift of living water to soak down to the roots of our being

11am         Reflection groups

11.15am     Break

11.30am     Bread for pilgrims

While we have a passion for resourcing others, God also desires to feed us. We are on a pilgrim journey in companionship with Jesus, still discovering who we are

12.15pm     Dwelling in the word – a time of prayer

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch break

1.30pm       The shelter and the shade

Humility – properly understood – is a shelter where we can face and own our reality under the compassionate gaze of God. We also need the safe refuge and shade of relationships that restore us and places that refresh our spirit

2.15pm       Reflection groups

2.30pm       Ways of prayer for a pressured life

3pm           Plenary

3.15pm      Speaking the word of your life – a closing time of prayer

3.30           Close

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