Alive Again

Off down to London to take part in the Living Waters UK / Redeemed Lives “Alive Again” retreat day with Mario Bergner. Hurrah!!!

Join us in Central London on the 10th of November, 2007 for a joint Redeemed Lives UK and Living Waters UK conference featuring Mario Bergner. Mario will be leading us as we learn to hear “The Shepherd’s Voice”, with teaching and healing insight based on the prayer that Jesus taught us – the Our Father.

The Shepherd’s Voice

Using the Bible as the basis for hearing God, this seminar explores the age-old discipline of lectio divina, praying the Holy Scriptures. Mario Bergner draws from Dallas Willard’s book Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, and uses the five different types of prayer (praise, thanksgiving, intercession, petition and forgiveness) contained within the Lord’s Prayer as a model of speaking with God. Other prayer exercises include listening for the healing word, bringing up desires of the heart and applying forgiveness. We provide a companion workbook that contains lecture notes as well as worksheets for the various prayer exercises conducted throughout the day.

Who is Mario Bergner?

The Rev. Mario Bergner is husband to Nancy and father to their five children. He is the founder of Redeemed Lives, resides in the Boston metropolitan area and is the Associate Rector of Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham. He is an Anglican Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Quincy IL, USA.

Mario is the author of Setting Love In Order (Baker 1995) and five pastoral courses: Redeemed Lives, Alive Again, Returning Son’s, Shepherd’s Voice and Growing In Virtue He has published articles in Leadership Journal, The Living Church, and the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge, England. He was a contributing author for The Christian Educator’s Handbook For Family Life (Baker 1996). For over twenty years he has given pastoral healing missions in North America, Europe, Asia a nd Africa.

He has been a guest lecturer on Christian spirituality and pastoral care for the Christian Education Department at Wheaton College, Ridley Hall at Cambridge University, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and currently at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has served on the drama faculties at Boston University, Wright State University, Carnegie-Mellon University and Roosevelt University.

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