Wednesday, October 26


HolyNext is the name of the first spiritual formation retreat to be held at the World Headquarters of the Wesleyan Church, March 24-25, 2005. It is a "set apart weekend to take you to the next level in your journey with Jesus". 20 hours of deep, personal, spiritual renewal and refocusing.

A few days ago I sat in the Starbucks in Marion, Indiana with one of the retreat speakers, Keith Drury. Keith has been doing spiritual formation and writing on spiritual disciplines longer than I've been alive. ( Maybe not, but it still makes me feel young to say that! ) We were both stirred out of our seats to think of what might happen with this retreat. My goal is to see this begin in Indiana and then blaze across our denomination in the following months and years.

I'll write much more on this in the future, and I really hope to get some input and feedback from those of you reading this. In the meantime, think about what you would be looking for in a retreat that is specifically designed to give you a spiritual shot in the arm ( or kick in the rear ).

1 comment:

David Drury said...

Great to hear more on this idea, Tim.

My thoughts on your question...
Shot in the arm idea:
Do some "roundtable" style things that would help us all discuss what's working or not working in helping us grow in Christ. I wonder if what many of us need is just encouragement and a few good ideas that others are doing.

Kick in the rear idea:
Some out of the box ideas about spiritual formation from speakers... It's good for us to be kicked in the rear without being guilted into things. So that balance is important.

Thanks for asking for input!