Courage to Serve for Clergywomen:  Living Undivided and Ministering United

Do you wish you had more time to pause, reflect, and reconnect with your calling?

Do you want space to explore spiritual practices that can strengthen your faith and ministry?

Do you feel isolated and long for a community with fellow clergywomen where you can candidly share your successes and failures without being judged?

Do you yearn for a community that can support your call as a minister after the retreat is over?

If so, consider joining colleagues for Courage to Serve for Clergywomen: Living Undivided and Ministering United

In this three- day retreat, using the Circle of Trust ® approach, you can explore these and other questions in a safe, evocative space that welcomes not only your head and heart, but invites your soul to show up. This model of spiritual formation is described in depth in Parker J. Palmer’s book A Hidden Wholeness:  The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Participants will join others in large group, small group and solitary exploration and reflection.  There will also be opportunities for worship during the time together.

The retreat, to be held at Lakeview Retreat and Conference Center will begin at 3:00 on Monday November 12 and end at noon on Wednesday November 14. Due to generous underwriting from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial United Methodist Church, the cost is $90 for the three-day retreat. This includes the retreat program, single room accommodation and meals.

Cindy Johnson, known to many in the Texas Annual Conference as the facilitator for “Sustaining the Courage to Serve Retreat Series” for clergy serving the Annual Conference will be the retreat leader.

Cynthia (Cindy)Johnson, L.M.S.W.-A.P., was the founder of and nationally trained Lead Facilitator for Courage & Renewal – North Texas for 13 years and continues to lead Circles of Trust® programs in diverse community and professional settings around the country. Ordained as a deacon in the Baptist tradition, she has also spent the last 30 years engaged as an active leader in the congregational, denominational, ecumenical and interfaith arenas of religious life. Cynthia earned a B.A. in sociology and social work from Baylor University, a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, has participated in post-graduate studies at Brite Divinity School and earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Perkins School of Theology.

Register Online by October 26, 2018. (Choose Register as Guest Option)

To register by mail, contact Bonnie Osteen at 409-392-7565 or by E-mail:

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(You are not registered until your funds are received, and the event is first come, first reserved.)