By bringing together leading innovators from three major interconnecting fields this conference will offer fresh, hope-filled perspectives encouraging and equipping participants to move beyond intellectual knowledge about God to life-changing encounters with the one who binds up the brokenhearted and sets the captive free (Isaiah 61:1).
God is always with us, but we often aren’t aware of his presence. Learn how to have a more intimate relationship with God by spending a day with Jesus, just enjoying his presence. You will also have an opportunity to bring him any barriers to trusting him with your whole heart.
We are trying something different this year—a smaller, more intimate gathering for current and aspiring leaders with an all-new interactive format! You will have time to learn and process, as well as spend time interacting with the lover of your soul—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Come bond with us and experience the joy!
econciliation is not a destination but a resting place on our journey with Jesus. Reconciliation with God is the pathway to living into the new relationship that we have with Him through Jesus Christ, John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (ESV) And as we live into this truth, and continue on our journey with Jesus, we then become reconcilers.
Come in from the cold! David Tackle, author of the Forming Life Model class, will be joining us to share a devotional message crafted especially for us, and Betsy Stalcup, Executive Director of HCI, will help us experience Immanuel and share about our dreams for HCI in the coming year.
At this conference we will be demonstrating how to engage with God for change, interact with him over what troubles us, and be freed from the places where we are stuck. This year we will be focusing on getting free of the “tar pit” of codependency so we can fearlessly embrace all God has for us. We will be identifying types of codependency—the obvious and subtle forms—and how to overcome co-dependent relationships and set healthy boundaries. This is a workshop for everyone (aged 14 and up) including codependents and the people who love them.
Join us as Margie Harper, wife of former CoA rector The Rev. David Harper, as she ministers in the power of the Holy Spirit through soaking prayer.
For God So Loved…
Love is a character attribute of God, not just an emotion toward us. This love for us is completed through the crucifixion and resurrection of his beloved son, Jesus.
Join us as we explore the truth that For God So Loved… where we will look at the crucifixion from Father God’s perspective and discover how deeply we are loved. David and Jan Takle will guide the participants through the powerful tool of conversational prayer, interactive exercises, thought provoking discussion and plenty of space for contemplation and reflection with God. The retreat will conclude with a worship service to include communion.
In this class you will learn how to increase your awareness of God's presence so that you can enjoy being with Him and can bring to him any barriers to trusting him with your whole heart. We will learn about the method, practice connecting to him, and interacting with him.