Christine Betz Hall—Retreats

My Approach on Retreat:

Chris leading retreatI offer an experiential approach to facilitation and spiritual growth. Imagine a contemplative atmosphere that fosters individual exploration and prayerful reflection in community. Participants engage in spiritual practices which help turn them toward what Quakers name the Inner Guide, Inner Light or Inward Christ. Topics of special interest include: spiritual discernment, varieties of prayer, and the history of Christian spirituality. Read what others say about my work.

A Sampling of Past Retreats and Workshops:

  • 50+ retreats with Way of the Spirit (2012-2021).
  • The Holy Between Us: A Spirituality of Relationship, Belonging, and Bridging, Holden Village, North Cascades, Washington, 2021
  • Blessed Community — online with South Seattle Friends Meeting online retreat, 2021
  • Follow the Life in Prayer and Practice — online with Olympia Friends Meeting, 2021
  • Fear and Faithfulness — online with Alaska Friends Conference and Powell House Retreat Center (NYYM), 2020
  • Find Life in Your Prayer or Practice — Multnomah Friends Meeting, Oregon, 2019
  • Experiencing the Spirit Between Us — Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference, 2018
  • Gifts of the Living Presence — Plenary co-presenter on spiritual giftedness, Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference, 2016
  • Roots of Contemplation, Roots of Action — Ben Lommond Quaker Center, CA, 2015
  • Reflection Weekends for Former International Volunteers with Nuestros Penquenos Hermoanos, in AZ, MN, DC, and WA, 2014-2019
  • Blessed Community — Sacramento Friends Meeting, 2015
  • Saying “Yes” to God: Our Stories and the Bible — workshop at Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference, 2014
  • Rekindling Our Communal Spirit — Alaska Friends Conference in Talkeetna, Alaska, 2011
  • Companions Along the Way: Small Groups for Spiritual Nurture Among Quakers, Whidbey Island Worship Group, half-day retreat, 2010
  • Tending the Spiritual Taproot — Spiritual Nurture Among Friends, Alaska Friends Conference, Talkeetna, AK, weekend retreat, April 2010
  • Spiritual Practices Among Friends — Salmon Bay Monthly Meeting, Seattle, 2010
  • Clearness Committees for Spiritual Discernment — Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, graduate class sessions w/professor Valerie Lesniak, 2008-2011
  • Images of God — Trinity Lutheran Church, weekend women’s retreat, March 2009
  • Tending the Seed: Spiritual Practices Among Friends – Chena Ridge Friends Meeting, weekend retreat, Fairbanks, AK, February 2009
  • Invitation into Scripture: Early Quakers Images of the Divine — Port Townsend Monthly Meeting, WA, October 2007
  • Retrieving Christianity for Quaker Women — Friends General Conference, Tacoma, WA, weeklong workshop, July 2006
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