"In solitude we find the perspective from which we can see, in the light of eternity, the created things that trap, worry, and oppress us."

-- Dallas Willard

 What people are saying...


A growing desire of clergy and lay leaders in our churches is for spiritual directors.  A primary way we are responding is through Rhythms of the Spirit, an emphasis that is a rich benefit to our ABC family to encourage the spiritual practices of our faith that lead to a great love of God and neighbor through Christ.


Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary, American Baptist Churches USA


In an age of overstimulation and constant electronic connection, we are in danger of losing the spaces in which we can hear God speaking and restore our souls. This conference is all about coming to a place of peace and entering a rhythm in which we can commune with God and friends. I strongly encourage you to break away to enter this new rhythm for your spirit.

Ben Mott, President and CEO,  Green Lake Conference Center


Essential to the mission of the church is the interweaving of our life in Christ and our life in the world. Their intersection is a holy place where God’s redemptive work is at play. For prayer is the womb from which a richer imagination of life together springs forth and loving servanthood its handmaid. Rhythms is a wonderful opportunity to explore their essential balance and interplay in your life.


Roy Medley, General Secretary Emeritus, American Baptist Churches USA


Click here to learn about the camp:  Camp Canonicus

Exeter, Rhode Island

August 14 - 18, 2017

  • Rhythms of the Spirit, Camp Canonicus, begins with Monday evening prayer, August 14. (dinner is optional that night)
  • The retreat concludes on Friday morning, August 18. (breakfast is optional)
  • Participants may drive on their own, or fly in and out of Providence airport.
  • Please see registration form for details and cost. 

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        Rhythms of the Spirit: Nurturing a Transformed Life
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by the American Baptist Churches USA