Soul and Role: A Retreat for Bethel Seminary Students and Alumni

Soul and Role: A Retreat for Bethel Seminary Students and Alumni
Date Friday, November 3, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FeaturingMary Sanders, Bethel Seminary Marriage and Family Therapy faculty associate
Location Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
Instructions for GuestsView a map and driving directions to Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, 1212 Holly Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55038.
RegistrationSpace is limited. Register today! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary’s Work with Purpose Initiative

Event Description

“Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” — Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

God cares about your vocation. He also cares about the vocations of those you serve. Have you ever paused to consider how God has personally wired you? Have you stopped to listen for what he’s calling you to do with your time and talents? Taking time for personal reflection is an important part of your faith journey. Bethel Seminary students and alumni in the Twin Cities are invited to spend a day engaged in vocational discernment in a peaceful woodland setting. Get clarity on your calling and learn how to shepherd those you minister to as they seek to discover their own path. Learn how to determine your best occupational fit and connect your day-to-day activities with your faith. Tend to your soul as you reflect upon the many roles you play!

Retreat Schedule

8:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
9 a.m. | Morning session
12 p.m. | Lunch
1 p.m. | Afternoon session
4 p.m. | Retreat concludes

The morning session begins at 9 a.m., but participants are invited to come early and enjoy breakfast or explore the Christos property.

About Our Facilitator

Mary Sanders, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in the Twin Cities. She received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, where she now teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy program and at the Graduate School. Mary is the founder and owner of Community Life Resources LLC, a multi-faceted company that provides relationship resources for people in community, church, and counseling settings.


Contact Initiative Manager Tessa Pinkstaff at 651.638.6480 or


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