Spend a day at the Conference & Retreat Center or livestream from anywhere for our annual Day Lenten Journey. This retreat provides space to gather with familiar and new friends and enter the season of Lent together through worship, learning, conversation, and connection with creation.
Belonging: The Gospel of John as a Call to Discipleship
Unique to the Gospel of John are the “I Am” statements of Jesus. From “I am the bread of life” to “I am the vine,” each statement invites believers into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Jesus makes his first “I am” statement when talking with the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:1-42). This provocative encounter shows us the potential and possibilities of our call to discipleship and sets the stage for understanding the other “I Am” statements in John’s Gospel. Join the Reverend Dr. Karoline Lewis, and Retreat Center staff, for an in-depth study of the implications of this text for our Lenten Journey this year. Worship will be led by Pastor Bill MacLean.
Karoline M. Lewis, Ph.D. is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007. She is the author of multiple books, including A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon; Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity; and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. One of her newest books, coming out soon, is Belonging: Five Keys to Unlocking Your Potential as a Disciple.
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis is the program director for the Festival of Homiletics, a contributing writer for Working Preacher, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. She leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry.
Cost for those attending in-person is $20 (includes lunch and program). Cost for those attending virtually is $10 (includes link to livestream program). Bus transportation is available for $10 from West (8:30am), 7500 York (8:30am) and Mpls Campus (9am). To register for the bus, choose your bus stop location (West, 7500 York or Mpls Campus) in the Additional Items section of this registration.