United Methodist Clergy have been attending Renew since 2003. RENEW will give you two rare and precious gifts: Time and Space. You will have "Time" to rest, to talk together and to reflect. You will have "Space" to be away from the pace of the daily routine. This experience is offered to clergy and their spouses.
Much of the time is spent discussing leadership practices and principles, and how it directly relates to growing yourselves and your ministry. Part of the RENEW experience involves spending one morning with an experienced marriage counselor who focuses on growing your marriage and enhancing your relationships.
"By stepping away, being totally pampered - getting away from give, give, give and getting into receive, receive...it gave us insight and strategy for strengthening our marriage and ministry." - Russell Smith
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How do we register?UMC clergy must be recommended by their conference Bishop, District Superintendent, or a past participant, and each conference has its own process. Seminarians must be recommended by their seminary. For more information contact the Soderquist Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This program was very enlightening and spirit-filled. I will remember this experience and put what I have learned into action." - Saundra R. Clark
Duke Divinity School article about Renew
RENEW for South Central Jurisdiction
September 12-15, 2016
October 3-6, 2016
October 17-20, 2016
February 20-23, 2017
March 20-23, 2017
April 3-6, 2017
May 1-4, 2017
RENEW for Seminary Students
January 9-12, 2017
January 13-16, 2017
January 26-29, 2017
April 20-23, 2017
May 22-25, 2017