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.

In the coming year, both in-person and virtual retreats will be held. The in-person retreat will be held on two Saturdays, six weeks apart. The virtual retreat will consist of two, two-hour ZOOM sessions, followed 6 weeks later by a two-hour ZOOM debriefing. In the 6 weeks between sessions, there will be opportunities to read, reflect, and practice Spiritual Rhythms that will lead you to a better understanding of your own call.

"I would recommend a Laity Discernment Retreat to someone who is searching or has questions about how they can serve their community or their church. It can help guide them through the process, provide resources and help provide a sense of peace about what they can be doing right now." -Twila Boyd, 2019 participant

In-Person Dates (please plan to attend both sessions):

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022, all day
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, all day

Virtual Dates (please plan to attend all 3 sessions):

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:30-8:30pm

For more information, contact Kim LaRue at kimlarue [at] powellumc.org