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Kindling Faith: Calm in the Chaos: A Retreat for Women in Ministry

May 11, 2023 - May 13, 2023

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This retreat is for you if you’ve ever felt totally overwhelmed and still beat yourself up that you’re not doing enough.

If you’ve been running around with your hair on fire and want to stop feeling so behind. If you’re looking for fewer late Saturday nights finishing the sermon and more restful time with loved ones. If you’ve had Nagoski and Nagoski’s Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle on your bookshelf or Amazon wish list forever and would love an excuse to do a deep dive into the content (you’ll get a copy at this event).

You’ll walk away from this retreat with actionable tools you can apply right away in your life and ministry. Tools that are going to save you time, money, heartache and exhaustion. Tools that create more calm, rest and resilience.

And you’ll leave nourished by the support of fellow women in ministry who “get it,” without all the complaining that happens in clergy meetings.

Join the Calm in Chaos retreat May 11-13 at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg Campus. The retreat will be facilitated by coach and biblical scholar Dr. Crystal Hall, and include learning, coaching and worship together.

This space welcomes women, femmes and female-identified folk who do church work. It’s for people who want to create more resilient, life-giving ministries. Or if you’re discerning the tug of the Holy Spirit to that “something more” in your current call or beyond.

Dr. Crystal L. Hall holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Union Theological Seminary in New York and is a certified coach serving women in ministry. She is the author of Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor with Fortress Press and the forthcoming From Cosmos to New Creation: An Ecological Rereading of Galatians with Rowman and Littlefield Press. Dr. Hall is a frequent speaker in churches and denominational conferences on topics including women’s leadership, LGBTQIA+ inclusion and immigration. She resides in Philadelphia with her fiancé and their cat, Lady Blue.

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