Orcas Island, Washington
Moving Forward Not Backward
Read the Gospel of Mark. In many ways the gospel is organized according to the “advances” Jesus took. Count the number of times Mark says “And Jesus came apart.”
Now look deeper into where Jesus “came apart”:” the mountains, the desert, and the water. Three different bons vaux, sacred spaced, landscapes of the sacred. The three natural places which have the power to help restore us to physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Your soul needs three sacred spaces. Which one depends on the state your soul is in.
In creating SpiritVenture Ministries, Len, Elizabeth and their partners are building a decentralized model of “advancing” (a mountain advance, an island/water advance, and a desert advance).
- The Atlantic Advance is in Ocean City, New Jersey.
- The Pacific Advance is on Orcas Island, Washington.
- The Desert Advance is TBD (to be determined)
At each one of the “advances,” you will not find motel-like (centralized buildings with square-box accommodations linked by long narrow corridors and wide parking-lots) spaces. Instead SpiritVenture Ministries is bringing back the old-fashioned, decentralized get-away-cottages you used to see all along US America’s blue highways — except each one of these cottages is more “English cottage” in size, luxury-class in appointments, and future-fitted with what you need for a healthy mind, body and soul. See http://www.the-salish.com for more details.
*The cost of each Advance includes all registration fees and six meals for the two days. Each Advance begins with breakfast on the first morning, and concludes with supper and after-dinner conversation on the second evening. You are responsible for your own housing, although we are available to help you find lodging and make recommendations.
Advance Conversation Partners:
Karen Swallow Prior
Bob Roberts Jr.
The Salish Seaside Escapes
327 Sunset Avenue
Eastsound, WA 98245
Cost: $500 per person or $950 per couple.
This fee includes 6 meals for the 2 days. You are responsible for your own lodging.
Speaker: Shane J. Wood
Shane J. Wood (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is Associate Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies at Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO), and also serves as a teaching minister at College Heights Christian Church (Joplin, MO). Shane’s new book Between Two Trees: Our Transformation from Death to Life has been warmly received with endorsements from: Leonard Sweet, Michael Gorman, Fr. Richard Rohr, Kyle Idleman, Caleb Kaltenbach, Scot McKnight, and others. Shane also offers free lectures, sermons, and unique Bible study opportunities at www.shanejwood.com.
Information about Orcas Island can be found at: www.guidetosanjuans.com
If you are flying you will want to fly into SeaTac Airport in Seattle. From there
you can either rent a car and drive or you can fly on Kenmore Air to East Sound
Ferry Information: You will take the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas
Kenmore Air Information
For more information, please contact:
Melissa at 609-645-3800 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must complete a registration form and submit your deposit. Tap HERE for registration form.
Deposit for Couple – 2020 Pacific Advance
Pacific Advance 20 – Deposit for 1 Person
Pacific Advance 2020 – 1 Person
Pacific Advance 2020 – Couple