The Spirituality of Leadership:
Grounding Our Life in Anglican Spiritual Practice



A Vestry Retreat for the Diocese of Southwest Florida

Saturday May 11, 2013  

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 


Location: DaySpring  
8411 25th. St. East 
Parrish,  FL 34219


What we will do together at the retreat along with the day's schedule  <--- yes this is the link!



Preparing for the retreat

You'll get more out of the day if you can do all or some of the preparation. 
If you can't get to it, that's fine. The day should be useful on its own.


Vestry self assessment - Have the vestry complete the self assessment and have a conversation about the results. If you don't get to it before the retreat day it may be something to do later this year.


Read these two PDFs

Holy Work In and Out of the Parish Church by Michelle Heyne - A reflection on the Renewal-Apostolate Cycle


The Process of Change - A PDF   This is a chapter from In Your Holy Spirit: Shaping the Parish Through Spiritual Practices, Robert A. Gallagher


Two books

Your experince will be enriched and broadened if you read one or both of these books before we gather. 

In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life, Michelle Heyne, Ascension Press, 2011.

In Your Holy Spirit: Shaping the Parish Through Spiritual Practices, Robert A. Gallagher 2011, Ascension Press. 




Arrangement of the physical space

We will do several spiritual exercises during the day. Each will involve movement to stations in the room. There will also be a number of small group conversations as we reflect on the exercises. This means that the space has to be organized to allow for easy movement. So there will be no tables to sit at in the room. Please come expecting to move around in the space for at least two exercises and as we go to small groups for conversation.


                             Retreat Leaders 


                                       About us

       Michelle and Bob are members of the Order of the Ascension