We posted last fall about the first residency of our 2016-2018 Boston-based cohort.(Each cohort is “tied” to a different city, although students participate from all over the world.) This past week (March 6-12) we met together in Boston for our second intensive.

It’s hard to capture in language the sense of Christ’s presence and the deep community we enjoy at these gatherings. On Day Three of last week’s residency, one of our teachers, Trevor Hudson, asked the students if they could each find one word that summed up their current state. These are some of the words they shared:

  • Declutter
  • Ready
  • Sponge
  • Hope
  • Comforted
  • Clarifying
  • Reassured
  • Settled
  • Processing
  • Emptying
  • Wrestling
  • Contextualized
  • Affirmed
  • Appreciative
  • Growing
  • Abiding
  • Quickened
  • Relating
  • Enlightened
  • Triage
  • Stirred up
  • Healing
  • Washing
  • Partnering
  • Uncovering
  • Loved

Perhaps the student who best summed up our own experience with this cohort was the one who said Grateful.

Have you ever wondered if the Institute might be for you? April 1st is the deadline for applications for the 2017-2019 Seattle-based cohort. Learn more today.

Now Underway: The 2018-19 Renovaré Book Club

How do we read for transformation, not just information? First, choose books that stir the soul and have an enduring quality. Then read with God and others at an unhurried pace, attentive to what the Holy Spirit wants to teach. The Renovaré Book Club is designed for transformative reading. It runs October 2018—May 2019.

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