Missouri School of Religion will be sponsoring a weekend retreat for 25 persons exploring a call to ministry or those in the first year of ministry. An Oreon E. Scott Foundation grant will be funding most of the cost of the retreat. It will begin Friday night, March 9 and continue until noon Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Heartland Retreat Center in Kansas City, just 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport.
Participants will be charged a $50 registration fee, but will receive books worth $50. This registration fee includes meals, housing and materials. Topics to be considered may include: Discerning a call to ministry; an overview of the skills needed in ministry; a realistic glimpse of life in ministry; an affirmation of the joys of serving as pastor; an emphasis on finding good mentors; an introduction to ministerial ethics; an emphasis on healthy ministry—body, mind and spirit; and an introduction to the MSR Certificate of Pastoral Ministry programs and faculty. The CPM program is available onsite in Jefferson City, MO and online for distance learners. (Please note: retreat participants are not obligated to take further courses at Missouri School of Religion) Participants will be responsible for their own travel expense to and from Kansas City.
Application forms will soon be available. Those interested should contact Krystal Jacobs, [email protected] or call the MSR office, 573 (635) 1187.
Submitted by the Missouri School of Religion