Taking Time, Soaring High, Diving Deep: Elevation ’07!
After YEARS of dreaming about hosting my own worship leader’s continuing education and spiritual renewal retreat, the dream finally became a reality. I was so privileged to host 50 amazing people in my home town of Lake Tahoe for a week packed with education and yet filled with time to breathe, to reflect, to relax and rejuvenate.
Here are some comments from Elevation ’07 participants:
“I feel rejuvenated and reconnected with my creativity.”
“Beautiful! Inspirational! Restful!”
“Really helpful and inspiring – lots of practical things to take back.”
“Well worth the price – this will impact us and so many more people into the future.”
“Helpful to changing my view of leadership.”
“So many ideas! So many holy encounters!”
Be part of the next 50 people to experience Elevation!
After coming in the first day with a bit of cold Fall rain (and snow on the peaks), we were treated to sunshine and blue sky that framed the mountains and water like no other place on earth. We had a wildly and wonderfully ecumenical crowd. We shared deep times of worship, invigorating discussion and the gamut of laughter and tears that happens in spiritual community. My favorite moments: a candle-lit room during opening worship with a gentle sung round, “Water of Life;” every time that our musician extraordinaire, Lee Lallance, would gather us for a session with a rollicking piano lick; seeing people soaking in the scene at the lake or meeting new people around the table at meals. Check out the comments to this reflection below from Elevation participants as they add their favorite moments!
I’ve got the next Elevation! date on the calendar: June 16-20, 2008. Register now to ensure a spot! Additionally, I’ll be announcing soon a Fall date for Elevation: The Team Planning Retreat which will be an intimate gathering of 15 worship teams for guided planning of themes and gathering resources for the whole 2008-2009 liturgical year.