Contemplation is the spring of living water, and action is the stream that flows out from it to others; it is the same water.

- Thomas Merton


Rhythms of the Spirit

Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity?
Do you long for a rhythm of the day that supports your spiritual journey?
More energy for compassion, peace and justice?

This conference, offered in a retreat style, provides a unique opportunity to explore the transformed life and discover contemplative practices that invite us into deeper engagement with the needs of the world.

We'll focus on your own spiritual practice providing time to develop solitude and silence, creating the expansive space necessary to welcome God's voice. If you desire spiritual direction, each conference will provide the opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with a spiritual companion.

The 2020 Rhythms of the Spirit retreat has been postponed to the same weekend in 2021.

NEW DATES: July 23 - 24, 2021

First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines, Iowa
8250 NW 62nd Ave

Johnston, IA 50131


Aligning your life with the heart-beat of God: Creating a "Rule of Life"

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Sponsored by Rev. Jacquline L. Saxon and the American Baptist Churches of Mid-America


We hope you can join us in Des Moines!

Rev. Brad Berglund
Coordinator, Rhythms of the Spirit