Institute

Institute

Through story telling, song, spiritual grounding, and sabbath, Institute participants will prepare to engage their congregations and communities in an Eco-Reformation project. Diving deep into the Practices for Awakening Leadership, participants will learn about and engage with spiritual grounding, relational practices, telling our stories, rhythms of engagement, mentoring and mutual-mentoring, and conscious leadership development. All of this will be infused with the spirit of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation as we now look to the call for Eco-Reformation in our current time and place.

Many of the Institute participants are part of a Seeds for an Eco-Reformation Grant made available to ELCA church communities. However, the Institute is still open for applications, either by additional members of grant recipient teams or for new teams of any denomination or faith. If your community was not awarded an ELCA grant, you can still participate in the powerful weekend and coaching experience.

This year we are emphasizing engagement with an Eco-Reformation project. This means that those attending the Weekend Institute are encouraged to also participate in 10 coaching sessions with one of our Eco-Reformation coaches, to assist you in creating and implementing your project.

Breakdown of Institute & Coaching Program:

  • Weekend Institute, Nov 3-5th, at YMCA Camp Collins in Gresham, OR. Diving deep into the Practices for Awakening Leadership, participants will learn about and engage with spiritual grounding, relational practices, telling our stories, rhythms of engagement, mentoring and mutual-mentoring, and conscious leadership development.
  • 10 coaching meetings, 90 minutes in length of personalized coaching for their team via an online meeting or in person;
  • Project coordination, tracking and management via an easy to use online meeting service called Basecamp;
  • Training in how to use the online meeting service (Zoom) and the online project management service (Basecamp) by EcoFaith Recovery’s Administrative Assistant, if desired.

The cost of the Institute & Coaching Program is being discounted to $2500 per team due to the generous contributions of our donors. Attendees need only pay an additional $128 for the cost of food and lodging at Camp Collins. To learn about grants to cover the program cost please visit this page.

Register by Oct 23rd

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W E E K E N D   I N S T I T U T E   O N L Y   O P T I O N

We understand that the cost of the entire program could be prohibitive for some teams, and since we know the power of The Practices and want to welcome as many teams as possible into this counter-cultural experience, we are making it available for teams of at least three to join us for just the Weekend Institute experience. It is important to engage with The Practices within a community in order to sustain ongoing change.

For those teams (of at least 3) who wish to participate in the Weekend Institute experience only, the cost is $288 per person. To learn about mini-grants that cut the cost of attending by over 50%, please visit this page.

Weekend Institute

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

YMCA Camp Collins
Gresham, Oregon
http://ymcacw.org/locations/ymca-camp-collins