Retreat & Seminar Topics

For Retreats, Seminars and Classes:

In addition to its “Ordinary People” Call Seminar,” Call Inc. also offer retreats, seminars, and classes on these topics that enhance and supplement the call message.  Scripture is the foundation of all of our teaching events.

  • The Wise Economy of Your Life Balancing Time & Money:  Minute by minute and day by day, your life is unfolding while “spending” choices compete for your time, money, and resources. Each of these spending choices will have great implications for your life, affecting your ability to life in the fullness of what God desires for you.  Our Lord will give you specific wisdom on how to “spend” your life.  Practicing the principles of God’s economy as found in the holy Scriptures will lead to wise “spending,” creating more freedom and versatility in your life. Click here to view an extended discussion on the Luther Seminary Stewardship Email Network, featuring Call Inc. resource, The Wise Economy of Your Life. View this resource in our store.
  • Spiritual Gifts  An overview of the Scriptural spiritual gifts found in 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, and Ephesians 4 is taught as well as practical identification and application of these gifts in the church gathering and all of life: work, family, community and world.  A spiritual gifts identification inventory is used as a resource.  Click here for a brief scriptural overview of these gifts. This article was written by Call Inc. co-founder, Pastor Joel Berthelsen, and was published in the Connections magazine.
  • Listening for God’s Gentle Whisper  Session Topics include:  Ceasing and Centering Prayer; Silence, Lectio Divina and Listening; Pouring Out our Hearts to God; and Praying without Ceasing.  Ancient and time-tested listening prayer practices will be taught.  Practical exercises will be offered to facilitate listening for the purpose of hearing our Lord’s personal and practical guidance.
  • Life of Discipleship:  Called to Know, Follow, Serve Jesus:  The three words, “know,” “follow,” and “serve,” are used as a framework for building a unique relationship with Jesus and becoming His life-long apprentice.  Attention is given to simple practices that facilitate growing a life with Jesus as Teacher and Lord. The terms “know,” “follow,” and “serve” Christ Jesus our Lord summarize the Biblical teaching on God’s call, and were derived as a result of reading the entire Bible.