Abide in Christ: A Spiritual Direction Retreat

7th Annual Spiritual Guided Retreat
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hosted by: Seeking the Spirit Within, The Nebraska Synod Institute for Spiritual Direction

For: Individuals, Congregational teams, Councils, Call Committees

All Are Welcome

Seeking the Spirit Within invites you to join us in a day of guided retreat for those seeking a day of spiritual enrichment.

This retreat is designed to offer opportunities for you:

  • to give you a day for spiritual refreshment and renewal
  • to experience ways to deepen and strengthen your personal prayer life
  • to explore how we can engage with others in prayerful ways

Retreat Morning Sessions

Two-hour session on one of the topics you select at time of registration

  • Centering Prayer- Centering prayer is the practice of silencing the superficial noise in our life.
  • Pray Without Ceasing- Experience “Praying the Hours” by participating in Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer.
  • Contemplative Creativity- Spend time learning an easy, relaxing method of contemplation using simple tools of pen and paper through a meditative drawing practice.

Retreat Small Group Sessions

There will be four options for small group sessions, and participants will be able to choose to attend two different sessions.  

The topics are:  

  • Walking Into Scripture
  • Play and Pray
  • How to Listen
  • Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace

All the sessions offered will be facilitated by certified spiritual directors.  These spiritual directors now give back to the people of the Nebraska Synod what they have received through Seeking the Spirit Within. 

Spiritual Direction

Time will also be available for participants to receive one-on-one spiritual direction from a certified spiritual director, at no additional cost.  Spiritual directors are trained to help you notice how God is moving in your life and to encourage you to grow closer to God.  If this interests you, please indicate that you’d like to meet with a director when registering for this retreat.

Schedule for Retreat

8:30am  Check in and have a cup of coffee
9:00am  Keynote address on “Abide in Christ” by Bishop Brian Maas

Morning:  Two-hour session on one of the topics you select at time of registration


A variety of small group session topics
Individual meeting with a spiritual director for those who select this option
Time for congregational councils & teams to meet
Closing worship with communion

3:30 pm    Departure

Registration Fees

$35/Individual before February 1
$45/individual after January 31

All registrations are online using a credit card.  If you need help in registering online, contact Karen Pickering at the Synod Office for assistance at 402-896-5311.


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