Spiritual Renewal Event with Affirmation of Vocation by Bishop Clements

Join us for a day of spiritual renewal! We’ll begin the day with Spiritual guide and professional counselor, Rev. Elaine Olson. After learning about Spiritual Practices to Sustain Ministry we will have the opportunity to experience them. After lunch, we will share in an Affirmation of our Vocation with Bishop Clements.

If you can't attend the morning workshop, everyone is encouraged to come after lunch for the Worship with Affirmation of Vocation led by Bishop Clements at no charge.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon

Fee: $35 if registered by April 1,
$50 April 2-9, scholarships available.

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Rev. Olson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ordained Pastor, Spiritual Guide, and grandmother who muses about the world. Her life-long passion is to wonder, teach, guide, affirm and companion others and together integrate issues of life and Spirit. Find out more about Rev. Olson.


If mailing a check, please send to

Northern Illinois Synod, Nancy Corey, Registrar
Augustana College, 639 38th Street
Rock Island IL 61201

Event Schedule

9:00-9:30 a.m. Check in

9:30 – 10:15 Welcome, Keynote Session 1 – Feeding Your Soul: Spiritual Practices to Sustain Energy in Ministry

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 10:45 Exploring Spiritual Practices

10:45 – Noon Spiritual Practices Workshops*

A. What is your Spiritual Style? - This workshop will explore four styles of Spirituality and what practices and patterns best fit your preferred style.

B. "Me First" - The spiritual practice of compassion and loving-kindness grows from one's center into the world. "You shall love the Lord you God with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

C. Beth Hamilton - Spiritual Direction 101. What is a Spiritual Director? How do I find a good spiritual director? How much does it cost? What is spiritual direction like? Etc.

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch catered by Jimmy John’s

12:45 – 2:00 Worship with Affirmation of Vocation led by Bishop Clements

2:00 – 2:15 Closing remarks and prayer

*Workshops are subject to change.