Deeper In Christ Retreat

March 5th-10th, 2023
Redemptorist Renewal Centre, Tucson, AZ
Application Deadline: January 8th, 2023

The Deeper in Christ retreat experience is designed for those in ministry who are seeking to renew their friendship with God, reignite their pastoral imagination, and explore their call in a deeper way. Pastors, missionaries, and chaplains who would like to spend 5 days in reflection, prayer, spiritual direction and worship are invited to apply to attend this re-visioning retreat. There are two retreats offered per year, with a maximum of ten participants per retreat.

Those who are selected to participate will receive a Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) grant, which includes:

  • All expenses for the retreat experience including registration, lodging, food, and materials
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $500 for transportation to and from the retreat location

SPE Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current, active service of at least 2 years in a ministry field
  • Hold active credential from the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Ministerial dues current for at least the last 2 years

Self-Selected Renewal Retreats

  • Up to $500 is available for personal retreats designed for Covenant ministers who feel the need to spend three to seven days in retreat, prayer, and study.
  • An outline of the retreat components, including desired outcomes, will need to accompany the grant application.
  • Receipts for all approved retreat expenses should be submitted following the experience; grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.
  • Application submissions are considered as they are received.