“Cave Time” Online 2-hour Renewal Retreat
With Jorge Acevedo, Laura Baber and Sue Nilson Kibbey
(Based on new book release Everybody Needs Some Cave Time)
Saturday, March 18, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
**Individual and Group registration options—experience mid-Lenten season refocus and refreshment together!
There are two approaches we can take to our cave time: either prescriptively (how do I get out of it) or preventatively (coming at it with the full resources of a well-formed spiritual life). Preventative spiritual health is crucial for us as spiritual leaders. In fact, what you do and spiritually practice during days of peace and serenity will carry you during times of chaos and challenge. We can learn and cultivate ancient tools to practice that allow us to enter, live in, and journey through a dark “cave” for however long, and as you emerge from it.
Come yourself—or also invite your small group, class, team, leaders and staff—to a mid-Lenten season spiritual turning point as we journey on towards Christ’s crucifixion and celebration of resurrection. Pastor and author Rev. Dr. Jorge Acevedo will provide rich “cave time” teaching based on his new book release, Everybody Needs Some Cave Time, and spiritual director Laura Baber will guide the structure and flow of the this online experiential two-hour retreat. What spiritual practice “tools” in the dark cave times of life can become our tools of light to take forward with us?
Rev. Dr. Jorge Acevedo is currently the Lead Pastor of Grace Church, a multi-campus congregation in Southwest Florida, serving the people no one else wants or sees. He has been the pastor at Grace Church for more than 26 years. His delight is seeing their amazing teams grow in their faithfulness to God and fruitfulness for God.
While in England in 2019, God invited Jorge to transition into a new ministry of coaching, writing and consulting. In August of 2023, he will step away from his role at Grace Church and transition into this new ministry. You can learn about his new ministry at www.jorgeacevedo.com.
Jorge is a graduate of Asbury College, Asbury Theological Seminary, and just completed his Doctoral work at United Theological Seminary. His doctoral project is entitled “Congregational Vitality: The Church’s Journey from Heroic Solo Leadership to Generative Team Leadership.”
Jorge has been married to Cheryl for 41 years. Together, they have two amazing sons and even more amazing four grandchildren who are the absolute joy of their lives. They love traveling the world together as well as their simple date night with dinner and a movie.
Spiritual Director Laura Baber is a Deacon in the United Methodist Church (UMC) with over 20 years of service as a spiritual director. She has degrees from Randolph-Macon /Woman’s College (BA English, 1985), Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv 2007), and she completed the Ministry of Spiritual Direction training from the Center for Spiritual Formation (1999). Laura is the author of Rhythms of Restoration: Practicing Grief on the Path of Grace, Seedbed Publishing. She currently lives in Ocala, Florida with her husband John Esbenshade.
Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey is the director of the Bishop Bruce Ough Innovation Center at United Theological Seminary, and will serve as the webinar retreat host and facilitator.