I have opened a door before you
that no one can close. Rev. 3:8


a journey of holy conversation and connection

When: February 27th and 28th
Where: First, Jefferson City

A retreat for Missouri United Methodist laity and clergy with the intent to deepen and resource spiritual conversation and connections within our congregations and conference. We will learn how to share and listen to each other’s faith stories, connect more fully with the presence of Christ, and help others deepen their faith commitments.

  • Join in worship and conversations with leaders from around the conference.
  • Explore opportunities for solitude.
  • Experience refreshing spiritual renewal.


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retreat speakers

Nathan Foster

Nathan is an associate professor and Andrews Chair in Spiritual Formation at Spring Arbor University. Nathan is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and Pastor of Spiritual Formation at 1208 Greenwood, a free Methodist Church in Jackson, MI. He also writes a monthly essay and hosts a podcast for Renovare, and speaks frequently nationally and internationally. He is the author of The Making of An Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines (2014) and Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet (2010). He currently resides in Michigan with his wife and two children. Learn more about Fosterby visiting his website.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg writes books about the messy business of trying to be a person in the world, and how spirituality can inform and transform that work. Sometimes that’s about parenting, sometimes feminism, sex, God, justice, or joy. Her newest book is Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting (Flatiron Books). Learn more about Ruttenberg by visiting her website.