"I am convinced that God's good news spreads best, not through force, but through fascination. Mark Scandrette is fascinating. He lives with imagination and beauty. He is a poet and artist. But he is not just about creative thinking; he is about creative living.”
Shane Claiborne, author, preacher, activist
Mark Scandrette is an author, teacher, activist and coach for those who want to create a better world from the inside out.
He is the founding director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice, where he leads an annual series of retreats, workshops and projects designed to help participants apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life.
Mark is a gifted teacher who draws on his knowledge of Christian theology and scripture, human psychology, and 25 years experience as a pastor and seeker. A sought-after voice for creative, radical and embodied faith practices, he frequently speaks at universities, churches and conferences nationally and internationally and also serves as adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary. Wherever Mark travels he speaks with the goal of awakening imagination and inviting audiences to take new steps into life and wholeness.
His most recent books include FREE, Practicing the Way of Jesus, Belonging and Becoming and The Ninefold Path Notebook. Before each book is published Mark usually spends several years piloting the concepts and processes explored with groups in different contexts. He is currently working on a sixth book on self-awareness, personality and transformation.
Mark lives with his wife Lisa and their three young adult children in San Francisco’s Mission District. He loves walking city streets and discovering beauty in unexpected places.
In this one day workshop retreat we will:
The day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
It is a full programme that will flow throughout this time based on Mark’s book Practicing the Way of Jesus, Life Together in the Kingdom of Love.
"Mark Scandrette is better than most in helping us move our faith from a thought to a lifestyle. In a magnetic and compelling way, he offers us an irresistible invitation to open our lives to the many ways in which we can follow Jesus. Reading about his 'experiments' in faith makes you close the book and think, 'I can do this! I want to do this!'"
Nancy Ortberg, author of Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey Through Tattoos, Tofu and Pronouns
Tickets for this stand-alone event are £38 for the day including lunch, refreshments and a copy of Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love.
Just 6 miles from the main NYMW base, Elmdon Church is the perfect retreat venue. The beautiful church dates in part to the 18th century and a place of worship has existed here since 1200AD.
The church is set in 12 acres of award winning parkland, which is home to a meadow, native woodlands and lakes. The site also offers a perimeter walk and heritage trail that take in the remains of Eldon hall and the walled garden, the latter of which is now a nature reserve managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.