Formative Training and Workshops


Basic and Advanced Retreat Leadership Training

Retreat Leadership Training introduces participants to the skills and frameworks that are vital to facilitating a meaningful retreat experience. The training focuses on developing a person's gifts of retreat leadership and creating a hospitable and peaceful space in which others can supportively explore and deepen their spirit.
Sessions include presentations, individual reflection, small-group sharing, and creative experiences. Over the course of the training, each participant will design a retreat framework based on his or her own spiritual interests. Reach out to the contacts listed on the Spiritual Formation page for more information.
The next Advanced training is Nov. 1-3, 2018 in Stowe, Vermont. Register by Oct. 11.

Gateways to God

Gateways to God is training in spiritual direction and formation. This two-year program instructs and forms participants in the art of spiritual direction for individuals and congregational spiritual formation. The leader for Gateways to God is the Rev. Wendy Miller, and the retreats are held at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover, MA. Click the link for information about the 2016-18 Gateways to God.

Living in the Spirit

Set aside this day to experience the joy, the fellowship, the peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit working in your life. Leave equipped with resources to take back to your church as you continue to intentionally seek to live a more Spirit-filled life.

The schedule includes worship, fellowship, and great workshops devoted to nurturing passionate spirituality in ourselves and in our congregations. Living in the Spirit is held annually at Rolling Ridge Conference & Retreat Center


The next Living in the Spirit workshop will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.