Real Refreshment is for the discouraged, worn out, tired, and searching: take time to hear God's voice and be refreshed in His presence.
Rooted in the Vine - The Power and Joy of Abiding in Christ Teen Leaders Will Gray
As followers of Jesus we are called to be joyful, giving thanks to our Lord at all times and in all places; not to be anxious about anything but to rest in God's peace as we trust him. It is a beautiful thing when we can tangibly feel God's love, peace, and joy in our lives, but what happens when we don't? Jesus gives us the answer in John 15: "Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me." Together we will explore what it means to abide in Christ and why his is the key to knowing God's peace and joy in a fruitful life that brings glory to God and displays his love in our ministry to the world around us.
Pause: Gaining Clarity for Your Life and Work Cathy Dyck
Life in ministry demands your best. This is no small task given how fast the spaces on the calendar fill up with responsibilities, obligations and opportunities. How can you maintain your vision? How can you keep your heart from shrinking amidst all the demands? How can you ensure that you’re spending your time on what matters most and where you make your best contribution? The PAUSE process will give you practical tools for establishing healthy consistent practices, which will allow you to live and lead out of the best of who you are in your work, and in your personal life.
Formed by the Word Arlene Friesen
In our urgency to form meaningful teaching plans, we sometimes neglect our urgent need for the Word to form us. Come apart to reflect on the value of reading Scripture with a view to being formed in Christ’s image, rather than merely gathering information. Includes a prayerful Scripture reading exercise.
Sabbath: impossible, imperative or invitation? Teresa Enns Zehr
For many of us, taking a day off every week is an impossible task. Does God really expect this of us? But what if the Sabbath wasn’t an outdated command, or an impossible dream, but an irresistible invitation? What could it look like to re-discover delight: in an excellent meal, in a job well done, in a long walk through nature or a moment of laughter with friends? Different personalities find rest in unique and refreshing ways: discover a new way to not only find the Sabbath in the busyness of your life, but to look forward to it as the best part of your week!