We are excited to share that our first Bethany Congregations Retreat in June was a nourishing unfolding of connection and purpose. Congregations from Arizona and Missouri sent pastors and lay leaders to support their work on contemplative resilience. Foothills Christian Church and National Avenue Christian Church are pilot congregations intentionally seeking to advance their efforts regarding racial equity using the Bethany Way to support them. These congregations joined Bethany Congregations Leaders Rev. Dara Cobb Lewis, Rev. John Meyers, Rev. Kim Ryan and Bethany Board Member Rev. Herb Lynskey. We are still accepting congregations into this first cohort focusing on anti-racism and are also open to supporting congregations in work intentions that may not be directly related to anti-racism work (climate resilience, open and affirming, poverty or other justice work).
Bethany Congregations is a 2-year process including 4 retreats (two in person, two virtual) that follows four major movements, are all infused with Bethany Practices.
Sabbath- Remembering what matters most
Awareness- Listening to God around you-Attending to what matters most around you
Discernment-Moving toward God’s stirring
Action- Co-Creating with God
If you are interested in learning more, click here or schedule a call with Scott, email@example.com
Download the Application here.
Bethany Congregations Pilot Ministry Application 9_2021
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Bethany Congregations Pilot Cohort- Additional Information PDF