Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series

Growing more like Jesus Feb. 1 to 3, 2019

Growing more like Jesus from the Outside In: Transforming Heart and Mind

How do we live in the way of Jesus – pursuing a life that is deeply soulful and connected to real needs and good news to our world?

AVDS 2019 offers a time of spiritual formation that is grounded in community and full of healing and hope in our everyday lives. It seeks to answer the question: Where can we find support to take new risks to practice the way of Jesus together?

We will spend time dwelling deeply in the word, re-examining our values and tending to our own soul in order to live vital counter-cultural lives. Then we can explore together the practical Ninefold Path of the Beatitudes: EXPLORE the radical life-giving invitation they provide, ENGAGE the dynamic of shared experiments and practices, CREATE SPACE to rest, connect and refresh and COME AWAY with tools/skills to lead others on the journey.

AVDS is pleased to partner with Mark Scandrette, internationally recognized expert in Christian spirituality and founder of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice. His recent books include Practicing the Way of Jesus and The Ninefold Path. Scandrette teaches in the doctoral program at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.). See a variety of Mark’s presentations at

Full details will be available in December 2018.

FEBRUARY 1 TO 3, 2019. SAVE THE DATE and join us for a time of transformation for you and your congregation.

News release – Annual conference to focus on counter-cultural spirituality and connection