Advances

Moving Forward Not Backward

Read the Gospel of Mark. In many ways the gospel is organized according to the "advances" Jesus took. Count the number of times Mark says "And Jesus came apart."

Now look deeper into where Jesus "came apart":" the
mountains, the desert, and the water. Three different bons vaux, sacred spaced, landscapes of the sacred. The three natural places which have the power to help restore us to physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Your soul needs three sacred spaces. Which one depends on the state your soul is in.

In creating SpiritVenture Ministries, Len, Elizabeth and their partners are building a decentralized model of "advancing" (a mountain advance, an island/water advance, and a desert advance).


The Atlantic Advance is in Ocean City, New Jersey.
The Pacific Advance
is on Orcas Island, Washington.
The Desert Advance
is TBD (to be determined).

At each one of the "advances," you will not find a motel-like (centralized buildings with square-box accommodations linked by long narrow corridors and wide parking-lots) spaces. Instead SpiritVenture Ministries is bringing back the old-fashioned, decentralized get-away-cottages you used to see all along US America's blue highways -- except each one of these cottages is more "English cottage" in size, luxury-class in appointments, and future-fitted with what you need for a healthy mind, body and soul.  See www.northshore4kiss.com for more details.

 

*The cost of each Advance includes all registration fees and six meals for the two days. Each Advance begins with breakfast on the first morning, and concludes with supper and after-dinner conversation on the second evening. You are responsible for your own housing, although we are available to help you find lodging and make recommendations.

 

2014 Atlantic Advance - November 7 & 8, 2014
Dr. Len Kageler is a Seattle native currently living just outside of New York City. As a sociologist and theologian he has a particular interest in the church as it tries to function in a multifaith society. He serves Nyack College as Professor of Youth and Family Studies and has lectured at both Oxford and Cambridge (and many other UK universities) on the topic of human development and leadership. His many books have included the issues of parenting, fatherhood, and foundational understandings helpful to youth work professionals. Len is a runner, a reader, and especially loves experiencing God while outside. He and some of his crazy friends even love winter backpacking. He has become famous in these circles as one who can make amazing omelets at 20 degrees F. while camping on snow.
2015 Pacific Advance - March 13 & 14, 2015
BISHOP KENNETH C. ULMER, D. Min., Ph.D. Kenneth C. Ulmer, PhD., is Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles. Dr. Ulmer is currently the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the U.S. Dr. Ulmer is the former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles where he also serves as a founding board member, adjunct professor and Dean of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University and he is also a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability in Winchester, VA. Dr. Ulmer has written several books including A New Thing (a reflection on the Full Gospel Baptist Movement), Spiritually Fit to Run the Race (a guide to godly living), In His Image: An Intimate Reflection of God (an update of his book, The Anatomy of God), Making your Money Count: Why We Have it – How To Manage It (featured on “This is Your Day” with Benny Hinn), “The Champion in You” Step Into God’s Purpose for Your Life, “The Power of Money” How to Avoid a devil’s Snare, “Knowing God’s Voice” and his latest book “Passionate God” released earlier this year Dr. Ulmer and his wife, residents of Los Angeles, California have been married for 36years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.
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