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Summer Institute for Ministry – A Rostered Leaders Event

Both Campuses

August 9-12, 2021

Gettysburg Campus

August 9-12, 2021

Virtual - held via Zoom

August 9-12, 2021

Virtual

August 9-12, 2021

United Lutheran Seminary in Partnership with Regions 7 & 8 Synods present:
Summer Institute for Ministry – A Rostered Leaders Event
Rest - Renew - Reframe
August 9-12, 2021
Claggett Retreat Center outside Frederick, MD

Registration


Feeling emotionally spent, spiritually absent, and heading toward burnout?  You are not alone!  Join us for the 2021 ULS Summer Institute at Claggett Retreat Center in the rolling hills of Maryland where we’ll begin to breathe out the feelings of guilt, cynicism, and confrontation, and explore ways to be resilient, hold holy space, address struggles, and seek wellness even in the face of trauma and grief.  Join us for this time with other Rostered Leaders to gather in person to rest, renew, reframe and breathe in God’s calling for us in this time.

Each day will have no more than four hours of learning and will offer multiple times in the day to walk the labyrinth, visit a slave gravesite on the Trail of Souls, get a chair massage, nap, enjoy a guided meditation class, read a book on the veranda overlooking the Monocacy river valley, have time with a Spiritual Director or coach, and even find a friend to sit and remember what its like to just chat. We ask each person to bring a small bag of dirt from your home or ministry for our final sending.

This Retreat is presented in collaboration with Region 7 & 8 DEMs and Synod Staff and United Lutheran Seminary

Schedule Overview

4 Days (Monday – Thursday)

Tuesday - Thursday:

             9-9:30am Morning Grounding
             9:30-10:30 am & 1:30-3:30pm - Large Group Learning
             10:45am-12:45pm & 3:30-5:30pm  - Open Space
             Creative engagement, outdoor time, spiritual direction, coaching
             7pm Evening Worship - To be held outside if possible

             

Monday: Arrive & Be
Rest, register, unpack, explore, practice being around people again
4:00pmRegister and Explore
5:30pm Dinner 
7pm Evening Vespers
8-9:30pm Social Time sponsored by Portico

 

Tuesday: Rest 
9am Morning Grounding
9:30 -10:30  Session 1a: Holy Rest
10:45 Open Space (Chair Massage, Yoga, Labyrinth, Hike, Nap, Read, Spiritual Directors, Chat, Prayer Stations)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Session 1b Discovering your Spiritual Types
3:30 Open Space (Chair Massage, Yoga, Labyrinth, Hike, Nap, Read, Spiritual Directors, Chat, Prayer Stations)
5:30 Dinner 
7pm Evening Worship
8-9:30pm Social Time sponsored by Portico

 

Wednesday: Renew
9am Morning Grounding 
9:30 -10:30  Session 2a: Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Chronic Stress
10:45 Open Space (Chair Massage, Wholeness Wheel, Healing Heart, Photo Collage, Labyrinth, Hike, Nap, Read, Spiritual Directors, Chat)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Session 2b: Patterns for Healing
3:30 Open Space (Chair Massage, Wholeness Wheel, Healing Heart, Photo Collage, Labyrinth, Hike, Nap, Read, Spiritual Directors, Chat, Prayer Stations)
5:30 Dinner 
7pm Evening Healing Worship
8-9:30pmSocial Time sponsored by Portico

 

Thursday: Reframe
9am Morning Grounding
9:30 -10:30  Session 3a: Building a Resiliency Network
10:45 Open Space (Coaches, Labyrinth, Hike, Nap, Read, Spiritual Directors, Chat)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Session 3b. Reentering Ministry Spaces ~Reengaged, Re-Called
3:30 Sending

 Event Cost: $390 inclusive of single housing and meals (due to the nature of this event we can only accommodate registrants for the entire event, no partial day options are available.)


We are thankful to Lutheran Home and Hospital Association and Portico Benefits for their financial support for this event.