Retreat for Priesthood and Spouses

Event details

  • Friday | August 17, 2018 to Sunday | August 19, 2018
  • Capita Area Community of Christ, 1514 W Miller Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Spirit Breathing Anew

Who: Priesthood Members & Spouses
A weekend to spend time building relationships with sisters and brothers from around the mission center, engage with world church leaders, and develop as leaders to serve
When: August 17-19, 2018
Donations for meals
Capital Area Community of Christ, 1514 W Miller Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Apostle Lachlan Mackay, Senior President of Seventy John Wight, and USA Bishop David Nii will facilitate both full group and breakout sessions for specific priesthood offices.


Participants are encouraged to read the book Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World by John Dorhauer prior to the retreat.  Available for purchase through with the opportunity for your purchase to support Community of Christ.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Aug. 17
6:30pm – Reception with snacks
7:30pm – Hymn Sing

Saturday, Aug. 18
8:30am – Continental Breakfast (Activity Room)
9:30am – Worship (Sanctuary)
10:00am – Presentations (Sanctuary)
12:30pm – Lunch (Activity Room)
1:30pm – Prayer for Peace (Sanctuary)
2:00pm – Priesthood Group Meetings [non-priesthood spouses can attend with partner]
Aaronic Ministers & Bishops with David Nii
Elders & Seventies with John Wight
High Priests & Evangelists with Lach Mackay
4:15pm – Q&A (Sanctuary)
5:15pm – Dinner (Activity Room)
6:30pm – Activity TBD

Sunday, Aug. 19
8:30am – Continental Breakfast
9:30am – Class
11:00am – Worship

Area Accommodations

Several Community of Christ families in the Lansing area are willing to house guests.
Contact Carol Dudley, Evangelist, at, (517) 332-2575 [home], or (517) 896-9507 [cell] if you are interested in staying with a host family or are willing to host guests in the Lansing area.

Cottonwood Campground (3.2 miles from Capital Congregation)
5339 N Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 393-3200

Causeway Bay (2.5 miles from Capital Congregation)
6820 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 694-8123

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (5.3 miles from Capital Congregation)
9490 Woodland Dr, Dimondale, MI 48821
(517) 646-7000

Comfort Inn & Suites (5.0 miles from Capital Congregation)
9742 Woodland Dr, Dimondale, MI 48821
(517) 345-6101

Several hotels are also available in Okemos at the Jolly Road exit from I-96, north of Lansing at the Lake Lansing Rd exit from US-127, and West of Lansing at the Saginaw Hwy exit from I-96/I-69.