Gary Neal Hansen
Gary Neal Hansen

Soul Care: Community Spiritual Formation with Rev. Dr. Gary Neal Hansen

Christ calls us into a resurrected life filled with grace, hope and love. As the Lower Susquehanna Synod, we are grounded in a loving relationship with God and one another. Many of us feel spiritually tired and drained, longing for connection with God and one another. As baptized children of God, we are called to care for one another. 

Because of his commitment to life-changing spiritual practices and prayer, we are partnering with The Rev. Dr. Gary Neal Hansen, author of Kneeling with Giants, for an intentional season of soul care. Beginning late September, we will gather in-person and online for days of spiritual retreat and refreshment. This invitation is for anyone desiring to grow deeper in their relationship with God.

About Rev. Dr. Gary Neal Hansen

Gary Neal Hansen (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the award-winning author of Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers (InterVarsity Press, 2012). He served for many years as a professor of Church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His research and writing have focused on both 16th century Reformed theology, and the history of Christian spiritual practices. Gary is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has served both as a solo pastor and as an associate on the staff of a large church. As well as speaking at retreats for churches and denominational groups, he blogs at GaryNealHansen.com, where he currently publishes children’s sermons on the lectionary Gospel texts. He lives in Binghamton, New York with his wife and their two children.

September 29, 2022

In-Person Retreat Day, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Location TBD)

Theme: Soul tending and spiritual pruning

November 3, 2022

Bishop’s Convocation, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen, New Kingstown (registration to Convocation is included as part of Soul Care.)

Soul Care Community Gathering, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., St. Stephen New Kingstown (lunch included as part of Soul Care registration.)

December 8, 2022

Soul Care Community Online Gathering, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Via Zoom

January 19, 2023

Soul Care Community Online Gathering, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Via Zoom

March 9, 2023

Soul Care Community In-Person Retreat, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Location TBD)

June 8, 2023

Soul Care Community In-Person Retreat, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Location TBD)

September 14, 2023
Tentative

Soul Care Community In-Person Reunion

Youtube Video

Podcast

Breathing in Christ Podcast