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Transforming Community Alumni Retreat

"In returning and rest, you shall be saved..."Isaiah 30:15

Transforming Community alumni often ask,

In response to these questions and our shared desire for ongoing connection, we have established a "sacred rhythm” for those who have completed the Transforming Community experience – an annual alumni retreat.

The purpose of these annual retreats is to give you a chance to:

Typically our alumni retreat will take place just after Easter. The season following Lent and Holy Week is an excellent time for pastors and ministry leaders to "retreat" from their ministry context for rest and replenishment in God's presence.


2018 Alumni Retreat with David M. Bailey • April 9-11, 2018

A Spirituality of Race:

Cultivating Reconciling Communities

David M. Bailey is founder of Arrabon, a ministry that equips

and empowers communities to practice reconciliation with cultural intelligence. Through their live workshops, Urban Doxology (culture-making for reconciliation through worship formation), and leadership development, they are raising up reconciling leaders both inside and outside the church. He is also the author of Arrabon: Learning Reconciliation through Community and Worship Music. David and his wife Joy live in Richmond, VA.


April 9-11, 2018 (Monday-Wednesday)

Monday 4:30 pm Arrival & Check-in

Welcome 5:30 followed by Dinner

Departure Wednesday at 1:00 pm

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Are you longing to experience reconciliation and peace across lines of diversity in the midst of our fractured society? Are you called to lead your community towards unity within diversity, but don't know how?

Becoming a reconciling community involves intentionality, vulnerability, and confession. Such a commitment brings us to a crossroads, where we ask, "Are we going to accommodate to the predominant culture or are we going to provide a safe place of belonging for the diversity of God's people? Will we be a passive community or a reconciling community?" In this retreat we will seek healing for our brokenness in the human experience of race and embark upon a bridge-building path together.



Chicago area
Marytown Retreat and Cardinal Stritch Retreat Centers
Libertyville, IL

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Questions? Email Dina Coffey or call us at 630-588-8133.

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