“Living Your Faith” Grace Retreat 2011 November 4-5. On Nov. 4-5, 211 Grace Church parishioners came together to explore what it means “live our faith”. Retreat Purpose : Explore what it means to “live our faith” Come apart from daily life and be refreshed spiritually
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“What is Faith” Brainstorm
Ten Lepers explore what it means “live our faith”
Storm at Sea
Parables of Faith: What do we mean by faith?
Canaanite Woman explore what it means “live our faith”
Walking on the Sea
Feeding the 5,000
Two Blind Men
Parables of Faith (cont.)
Contemplatives explore what it means “live our faith”:
Deep with God, quiet, seeking God’s presence
Help people find community and nurture the life of the parish
Go about business with a sense of call; operating out of faith
Aware of injustice and feel people’s needs; want to change thingsThen explored how we choose to live our faith each day
Quadrilateral of Evangelism – How do we choose to live our faith?
Source: Loren B. Mead, 1994, Alban Institute
But what did we really do?
“For thousands of years we have gathered in circle – around fires, around bodies, around altars – because we can’t do this alone.”- Wayne Muller