Laity Discernment Retreats

Do you feel God's call on your life but are uncertain how to discern that call or what to do next?  If so, then this is the Retreat for you!  At the Laity Discernment Retreats, we will talk about call, discernment and what it means to be "called by our baptism".  We will learn ways to intentionally enter into a time of prayer about discernment and we will discover Spiritual Rhythms that can help guide our journey.  We will also discuss the variety of ways Laity can serve both in our churches and in our communities.

Each retreat kicks off with an 8 hour Saturday session followed by a 3-hour session approximately six weeks later.  In between the two sessions, there will opportunities to read, reflect, and practice Spiritual Rhythms that will lead you to a better understanding of your own call.

Note: You are welcome to attend any session in any location and you do not need to attend both sessions in the same region.  However, you need to attend the all-day Saturday retreat prior to attending the 3-hour follow up session. 

Capitol Area South & Foothills
Saturday, November 9, 2019 and Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Crossroads Ministry Center of Lancaster First UMC - Register HERE

Capitol Area North & Miami Valley
Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Thursday January 16, 2020 at Urbana  UMC - Register HERE

Ohio River Valley & Shawnee Valley
Saturday January 11, 2020 and Thursday March 5, 2020 at Williamsburg UMC - Register HERE

Northwest Plains & Maumee Watershed
Saturday January 18, 2020 and Thursday March 12, 2020 at Bowling Green First UMC - Register HERE