Listening in an Age of Distraction
Listening lies at the heart of a life with God. Jesus said, "My sheep listen my voice; I know them, and they follow me." We often live as if Jesus speaks only in set apart times of devotion, prayer, and worship, but what if Jesus is speaking to us in the midst of our everyday lives? Our lives are so full of screens, advertisements, noise, and distraction that it is incredibly difficult to hear the still, small voice of God. If we are truly going to live the with God life, we must be willing to cultivate a listening life.
At this one-day conference, Renovaré teachers Trevor Hudson and Lacy Borgo will guide us in a day of listening to the gentle whisper of Jesus. We will grow in awareness of the way God speaks in our lives and learn practices to cultivate a listening life and live more fully in God's loving presence.
Registration for the conference is $75, which includes lunch and snacks. Resources will be available to be purchased.
The conference will begin at 9am and conclude at 5pm. Please see below for a detailed schedule.
8:30 - Registration and check-in
9:00 - Welcome and worship
9:15 - Listening is the key - Trevor Hudson
10:30 - Listening to God in our longings - Lacy Borgo
11:15 - Group conversation
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Listening to God where we live - Lacy Borgo
2:20 - Listening to God in our tears - Trevor Hudson
3:15 - Group conversation
4:00 - Q&A with Trevor and Lacy
4:45 - Closing worship and prayer
What is Renovaré?
Founded by Richard Foster, Renovaré is a Christian nonprofit that models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church.
Christian in commitment, ecumenical in breadth, and international in scope, Renovaré helps people in becoming like Jesus.
Who is Trevor Hudson?
Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement in Southern Africa for more than 35 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, South Africa, he is deeply committed to the work and ministry of the local congregation. Presently he works part-time at the Institute for Creative Conversation of Northfield Methodist Church in Benoni, just outside Johannesburg. A significant part of his weekly work is the giving of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.
Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching, teaching, and lecturing in the areas of spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and pastoral therapy. He lectures at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, in their Doctor of Ministry (Spiritual Direction) program, and he also works closely with Upper Room Ministries, the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Jesuit Institute in South Africa. He is the author of 15 books including Discovering Your Spiritual Identity (IVP) and Beyond Loneliness (Upper Room).
Who is Lacy Borgo?
Lacy Finn Borgo teaches and provides spiritual direction for the Renovaré Institute and the Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as other retreats and conferences. She is the author of Life with God for Children, a curriculum for spiritual formation with children. She is the coauthor of Good Dirt: A Devotional for the Spiritual Formation of Families, which is built around the Seasons of the Church.