Apprentice Gathering

Apprentice Gathering, September 28 – 30

We encourage Chapel Hillers to mark their calendars the Apprentice Gathering, a three-day workshop held by the Apprentice Institute for Christian Formation at Friends University. The Gathering is an annual spiritual retreat for individuals on a journey into Christlikeness. Dr. James Bryan Smith presides over inspiring presenters who help you draw closer to Christ in all aspects of life. Thus, together, we seek to uncover a gospel of beauty, goodness and truth. Learn more.

Chapel Hill Explores the writings of Apprentice Gathering Founder, James Bryan Smith

The Apprentice Gathering takes place amidst a church-wide exploration of the work of Dr. James Bryan Smith at Chapel Hill this fall. A distinguished theologian and noted author of the Good and Beautiful trilogy, Smith is executive director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and a pastor-in-residence at Chapel Hill.

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Related programs and events at Chapel Hill this fall include an appearance, guest preaching and book signing by Smith on September 10.  In addition, small adult groups  study Smith’s newest book, The Magnificent Story. Finally, Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff Gannon leads two sermon series based on Smith’s Good and Beautiful trilogy. The Good and Beautiful Life runs August through September;  The Good and Beautiful Community runs October and November.


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