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Time: June 12, 2011 at 6pm to June 17, 2010 at 2pm
Location: King's Fold Retreat & Renewal Centre, Alberta
Organized By: Jim Robertson
1/2 Speed is a five day spiritual retreat where we will dwell in community at the juncture of corporate worship, meditation, devotional exercises, theology and philosophy. This will occur through a carefully crafted blend of daily rhythm, stimulating teaching and time. Time for conversations, rest, renewal, spiritual exercises, conversation and personal creativity.
The goal is to create a space where worship artisans, curators and leaders; teachers, pastors and theologians can facilitate one another's deep spiritual encounters, and so be renewed and inspired in their worship ministries.
Our numbers will be small (twenty to thirty); lines between faculty and attendee's blurred; and the programming will be relaxed, participatory and interactive. We will worship, eat, pray and learn together through a pilgrimage-themed narrative week as we seek encounter with the Living God.
The faculty is a blend of contemporary worship curators, worship leaders, spiritual directors, theologians and philosophers, including: Mark Pierson (a twenty year + pioneer/veteran of alt. worship, guerrilla worship, worship curation), Chad Sundin (music); Jim Robertson (alt. worship, new liturgies, rituals, devotional exercises & contemplation), Dr. David Williams (philosophy & theology), Dr. Myron Penner (philosophy & theology) and Dr. Oz Lorentzen (philosophy, theology & spiritual direction).
1/2 Speed will be hosted by King's Fold Retreat and Renewal Centre, located an hour from Calgary, Alberta on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. In addition to the mountain views and river valley, the 160 acre facility has two outdoor prayer walks, a labyrinth, two chapels, and a staff dedicated to hospitality and facilitating one's retreat experience. Additional devotional exercises will be added to King's Fold for the retreat.
Cost is $875 Canadian, and includes all meals (superb!) and accommodations. Rides from Calgary International airport can be arranged.