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August 2-5, 2017


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Selah Vie is an end-of-summer retreat that allows college and graduate students to pause in the midst of life in order to reflect, listen, seek guidance and discern God's purposes and direction. Specialized tracks give attention to the different life stages in which students may find themselves. Topics for discussion and discernment include:
            • Giftedness
            • Vocation/Calling
            • Relationships
            • My Future
            • Next Steps
                    o Beyond serving in a mission setting, in a church, at a camp, etc.
                    o Beyond graduation
                    o Beyond ...

The Selah Vie experience features:
             • Worship and Prayer Opportunities
             • Workshops
             • Reflection Tracks
             • Small and Large Group Experiences
             • Parties
             • Free Time

Retreat Leadership

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Trey Lyon is a pastor, writer and activist from Atlanta, Georgia. As CBF Field Personnel he oversees community development programs like after-school programs and free summer literacy camps, urban mission immersion programs through Lydia's House and working on a variety of social justice issues on the local and state levels with the goal of building the Beloved Community in our time. Trey also serves as one of six pastors of Park Avenue Baptist Church, a bold, inclusive, creative congregation that models non-hierarchical, collaborative leadership. He is married to another pastor at Park Avenue, Jen and they have two kids--Gabe and Taylor.

At Selah Vie, Trey will be guiding participants to explore the theme of Beloved Community through Morning Prayers and daily Worship.

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 Marjorie J. Avent is a self-avowed introvert, recovering perfectionist, perpetual student and starry-eyed believer in possibility. She is a musician, writer and presenter, and a creative at heart. Professionally, she's been a hospital chaplain, a therapist in a community cancer center, and a counselor in private practice. She became a coach to help individuals and small businesses see through the daily grind to clarify and focus on what they really want. Learn more about Marjorie at

While at Selah Vie, Marjorie will be helping young adults find and maintain community in a culture in which scarcity and comparison can be wearisome. With the advent and subsequent dominance of social media, the definition of what it means to be community and how to belong have been called into question and challenge us to rethink how we relate to one another as the beloved community of Christ. We will explore issues of vulnerability, shame, belonging and worthiness using some of Brené Brown's writing and research as well as biblical texts that guide us toward what it means to live in community.


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The event is $75 per individual. Included are 3 nights' lodging and 7 meals from dinner on Wednesday, August 2, through breakfast on Saturday, August 5.


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