Another Kind of Life

As followers of Christ, our lives are filled with invitations. We are invited to pray and read scripture. We are invited to share our faith and serve those in need. We are invited to worship and invest in our churches. This activity is good and absolutely necessary. However, if we are not careful our activity leaves us tired and worn out, but the invitation of Jesus is not to a life of burnout and over activity.

Instead, Jesus says, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 The Message)

At this one-day conference, Renovaré teachers Carolyn Arends and Chris Hall will introduce us to Another Kind of Life. We will explore truths and practices designed to help us keep company with Jesus and learn the unforced rhythms of grace. How might we live freely and lightly, so our activity in the world overflows from a Christ-centered heart? If you have ever felt tired, worn-out, burned out on religion, this day is for you. 



Early bird registration of $70 is available through October 31st, which includes lunch, snacks and a copy of The Reservoir. In November, registration will be $80. Additional resources will be available to be purchased. 


The conference will begin at 9am and conclude at 5pm. A detailed schedule will be added soon.

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 Chris Hall?

Chris Hall currently serves as President of Renovaré. Previously Chris was Director of Academic Spiritual Formation and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Eastern University. Chris is the author of a number of books, including The Mystery of God (with Steven D. Boyer; Baker Academic), Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Worshiping with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press), and The Trinity (with Roger Olson; Eerdmans). His most recent book is Living Wisely with the Church Fathers (Intervarsity Press). Chris and his wife Debbie reside in Philadelphia. They have three grown children.

Who is Carolyn Arends?

Carolyn oversees the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation as well as several other Renovaré initiatives, including the Book Club. She is also a recording artist, speaker, author, and college instructor. She lives near Vancouver, BC, with her husband Mark and their two children.

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(224) 512-1524

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Registration closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019