A Guided Retreat for CBOQ Pastors and Spouses

As the deer pants for streams of water,   so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

Psalm 42:1-2

Comments from previous participants:

“I liked the freedom to follow God’s leading in the shape the day took”

“It allowed me to make space to hear what God was saying to me”

” Exercises were helpful in connecting with the Lord in a meaningful manner.”

“It was good and refreshing, extremely enriching and worthwhile!”


9:30 Introduction to the Day, Worship, Spiritual Practices, and Q & A  

10:15 Spiritual Practice(s)

12:00 Introduction & Soul Groups over Lunch (Online)  

1:00 Spiritual Practice(s) 

3:30 Soul Groups (Online)
(modified schedule: 2:15 pm) 

4:15 Thank you and Benediction
(modified schedule: 3:00 pm)

Jim is a second career pastor who has served in 2 CBOQ churches from 1999 to 2020. He is currently the Interim pastor of Paris Baptist Church, while working on his DMin at Tyndale University, focussed on Spiritual Formation and hoping to graduate in 2024(ish). Jim is currently learning what it is to live in liminal space; seeking God’s will today, with a future that is far from clear.

At the core of Emmaus Formation Center is the ministry of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction is between the spiritual director, the directee and the Holy Spirit with the ultimate goal of seeking spiritual formation.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

(a modified schedule is available for those who would like to finish at 3pm)

When can I go and meet with God?  In the midst of your life right now, how is your desire for God?  Are you struggling to be with God?  Take a day to pause and renew yourself in God with other pastors.  Many CBOQ pastors and church leaders have been refreshed by Soul Day.

Pastor Jim Bagley will begin our day with a spiritual practice.  We will have time for us to be with Jesus on our own and in community with other pastors. Spiritual direction will be available.  Soul Groups are flexible for parents who would like to end early.

Soul Day is a day set aside for pastors and their spouses to be with God and to be in community other pastors. Throughout the year, pastors and ministry leaders are leading others spiritually. Soul day is for pastors to be guided through practices to encourage rest, renewal, friendship, and spiritual practices. Soul Day is not about getting things done but to simply be with Jesus. 

Register Here

Registration is $29. Subsidized cost for Spiritual Direction is $20. If this is your first time receiving Spiritual Direction at Soul Day, there is no charge. Spouses may attend free.

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