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 about 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. 

Northwest Plains & Maumee Watershed
Saturday April 18, 2020 and Thursday June 18, 2020 at Bowling Green First UMC - CANCELLED

Dates for the next round of Laity Discernment Retreats have yet to be announced. For more information, contact Kim LaRue at kimlarue [at]