Deeper in Christ

Deeper in Christ Retreat

October 3-8, 2021
St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
Application Deadline: Aug 13th, 2021


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