Sharon Garlough Brown

Jack and Sharon glacier originalSharon Garlough Brown is an author, retreat speaker, and spiritual director. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Sharon has served on the pastoral staff of congregations in Scotland, Oklahoma, England, and most recently in West Michigan, where she co-pastored Redeemer Covenant Church with her husband, Jack. Her spiritual formation novels, Sensible Shoes, Two Steps Forward, Barefoot, and An Extra Mile follow the journey of characters who are learning to rest in the love of God. She is currently working on a new novel about mental illness and spiritual formation. For more information about her ministry, visit www.sharongarloughbrown.com

Sharon’s husband Jack Brown is a pastor, teacher and worship leader. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Jack has served with Sharon in churches around the world and currently serves as the worship pastor at Saranac Community Church in Michigan. Jack also teaches at Compass College of Cinematic Arts, drawing on his early career as a video producer/director.

Sharon and Jack will be joining us at South West Baptist from May 18 – 27. Across the 10 days we will have a number of different sessions that you can join us for including two retreats, morning sessions around connecting with God and evening sessions on specific topics. The retreats must be registered for. For all of the other sessions, no registration is required.

The schedule for their 10 day visit will be as follows:

Sacred Journey Women’s Retreat
Friday May 18 – Sunday May 20

A retreat based on the retreat content presented in Sharon’s novel, Sensible Shoes. This retreat includes extended time for silence and solitude as well as group interaction.

Time: Friday 6.00pm – Sunday after lunch

Location: Living Springs

Cost: $165

Sorry, the women’s retreat is now full. Please check out the opportunities below to be part of the week led by Sharon and her husband Jack.

Deeper into the Heart of God
Tuesday May 22

Join us as we engage with practices that will help us receive, remain in, and respond to the uncontainable love of God in Christ (a different practice introduced each morning).

Location: Lyttelton Street site Auditorium

Time: 9.00am -10.00am

Cost: Koha

No need to register, just come along!

Developing Healthy Rhythms
Tuesday May 22

Managing stress and preventing burnout by integrating spiritual practices into your day.

Location: Balcairn Street site Auditorium

Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Suggested koha: $10

No need to register, just come along!

Deeper into the Heart of God
Wednesday May 23

Join us as we engage with practices that will help us receive, remain in, and respond to the uncontainable love of God in Christ (a different practice introduced each morning).

Location: Cobham St Hall, Lyttelton Street site

Time: 9.00am -10.00am

Cost: Koha

No need to register, just come along!

Processing Grief
Wednesday May 23

Location: Lyttelton Street site Auditorium

Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Suggested koha: $10

No need to register, just come along!

Deeper into the Heart of God
Thursday May 24

Join us as we engage with practices that will help us receive, remain in, and respond to the uncontainable love of God in Christ (a different practice introduced each morning).

Time: 9.00am – 10.00am

Location: Lyttleton Street site Auditorium

Cost: Koha

No need to register, just come along!

Connecting with God in the Busyness of being a Parent
Friday May 25

Location: Lyttelton Street site Auditorium

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: Koha

No need to register, just come along! Crèche available.

Transitioning through Stages of Faith
Friday May 25

Location: Lyttelton Street site Auditorium

Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Suggested koha: $10

Breathe: Finding Rest for Your Soul – Day Retreat
Saturday May 26

Come away for a day to slow down and practice disciplines that help us keep in step with the unhurried rhythm of Jesus. Practices include breath prayer, lectio divina, Sabbath, and silence.

Registration fee includes morning and afternoon tea, please bring your own lunch.

Time: Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Location: Balcairn Street site

Cost: $35

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Sunday Gatherings
Sunday May 27

Guest speaker at our 9.00am and 11.00am Sunday gatherings.

Location: Lyttelton Street site Gymnasium

Contact:
Claire Russell
03 3384163 ext 242
crussell@swbc.org.nz