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Making Our Home with the Other


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Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations is an annual retreat for clergy and faith leaders who seek renewed sense of purpose, courage to lead from within, and practices for better belonging. Our focus for the 2017 Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations retreat is on the habit of appreciating the value of “otherness.”

Parker J. Palmer’s “Habits of the Heart” are deeply ingrained ways of seeing, being, and responding to life that involve our minds, our emotions, our self-images, our concepts of meaning and purpose. 

At this retreat you will learn new skills for fostering leadership – both within yourselves and among others – for the sake of revitalizing faith communities locally and globally. Join like-minded peers and discover ways to renew your spirit and the spirit of your community of faith. Teams are encouraged to attend together to be able to apply shared learnings in your local contexts.

This retreat welcomes people from all religious traditions and walks of life, although most participants are clergy and congregational leaders from the Christian faith.

Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations is a Center for Courage & Renewal program. Sarah Hescheles will be co-facilitating a community circle at this retreat.

Please click here for more information and to register.