A request for spiritual directors and renewal retreats was raised recently. If you are one of the clergy looking for an option such as this, you may want to look into two events happening in Arizona this summer. I have personally participated in a six-week continuing education seminar around discernment with Rev. Teresa Blythe that I have continued to draw on in ministry years later.
- There’s one for spiritual direction and renewal at https://www.shepherdheartconsulting.com/retreat-a-time-to-listen.
- And another retreat specifically for marriage enrichment in ministry at https://www.shepherdheartconsulting.com/happy-healthy-marriage-in-ministry.
These retreats are not endorsed by the Desert Southwest Conference or the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but we will continue to share local and local-ish opportunities as they arise. If you know of one you would like to recommend, please reach out to me at so we can share the opportunity with others.