Session Themes and Dates

"I'm really happy I enrolled. It broadened my reading list and the worship expanded my sense of our awesome God—active in the life of the church. The community experience both in the covenant group and in the dining room adds tremendous quality to the program." — Grace Institute Graduate

Program VIII - Session Themes and Dates
(2015 - 2017)

Each session begins with 5:30 p.m. supper on the first day and ends by 3:00 p.m. the last day.

  1. Grace-centered Spirituality
    August 7-9, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
    Bradley Hanson, spirituality author
    Ginger-Anderson, spiritual director
  2. Attention to the Word: Meditation on the Bible, the Word in Music
    November 8-10, 2015 (Sun-Tue)
    Mary Preus and Tom Witt, musicians
  3. Symbols and Sacraments
    February 5-7, 2016 (Fri-Sun)
    Laura Gentry, artist and pastor
    Bradley Hanson
  4. Worship and Spiritual Formation
    May 1-3, 2016 (Sun-Tue)
    Mary Haugen, composer
    Susan Briehl, author and preacher
  5. Contemplative Prayer: Icons, Jesus Prayer
    August 5-7, 2016 (Fri-Sun)
    Brad Hanson
    Fr. Richard Flom, St Mary's Catherdral, Minneapolis, MN
  6. Discernment
    November 6-8, 2016 (Sun-Tue)
    Bradley Hanson
    Myron Herzberg
    Amy Zalk Larson, former college pastor
  7. Spirituality and Service in the World
    February 17-19, 2017 (Fri-Sun)
    Bradley Hanson
  8. Spirituality and Evangelism
    May 7-9, 2017 (Sun-Tue)
    Craig Nessan, Dean, Wartburg Seminary