Called By Name and Sent Into the World

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On a recent summer Saturday morning, 18 women walked up the lawn of a beautiful Denver home with bibles, journals, and yoga mats in hand.

They were gathering for a women’s mini-retreat “Called by Name” – a day set aside for teaching, worship, art, delicious food, and connection with other women - all around the theme of vocation and calling.

This was born out of a desire to bring women from all industries, generations, and stages of life together to learn and grow from The Word and each other.

My purpose for putting this event together? To equip women to be powerful forces for the kingdom and live into their calling with courage and love. The beautiful setting gave us the perfect space to encounter God.

The teaching and the multi-generational attendance were some of the highlights:

“Using Genesis as a starting point for teaching was really helpful. Relating God’s work in creation to our current vocation – that was very powerful,” (Karina Desroses).

“I loved that there were women of all ages. It’s a must if we younger women are to grow in grace and faith. We need the guidance of older women,” (Magin Mills).

As the body of Christ, we have been called first and foremost to a saving knowledge of Christ. But we have also been given a calling to serve Christ in the world. Our daily work is one of the biggest arenas where we work out our faith. It’s an expression of worship and fulfilling our purpose in this life.

The mini-retreat gave women from different ages, stages, and seasons of life an opportunity to realize the importance of their daily work and to ask questions they are wrestling with:

“I’m a new stay at home mom. Does my work have value?”

“I am in a ‘secular’ setting 8am-5pm. Does my work have spiritual worth?”

While the day didn’t attempt to answer all of our questions about faith and work, it did provide space for dialogue around this important topic. Most importantly, it sent us back into the world refreshed and ready to serve Christ.

“It was a spirit-filled, relaxing and fun day.” – Linda Merkl

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Kimean Stucki leads us in worship.

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Cozy window seats make for a perfect spot to discuss God’s calling.

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Lunch on the patio: grilled chicken salad with asparagus, peppers, and goat cheese, rosemary sourdough bread, and decadent chocolate brownies.

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Kelly leads us in a Holy Yoga session, meditating on the scriptural truths we engaged during the teaching workshops.

If you are interested in attending the next mini-retreat, open to the entire Wellspring Network, on Saturday, October 10th, contact Leah Robin at leah@wellspringcolorado.com.

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