Going Deeper into Community

Spiritual Renewal Retreat with Dr. Christine Pohl

February 11, 9am-4:30pm

Registration is now closed.


Our Vision

To create and host a day long formation experience once a year for an in-depth exploration of a major theme of the Christian life led by a recognized expert as a way to serve the spiritual growth needs of Knox Church and our friends and guests from the broader Christian Church in Toronto.


About Dr. Christine Pohl

Our guest speaker, Professor Christine Pohl is a brilliant theologian, an influential author and speaker, and a passionate voice for our Christian calling to live together in deeper community.

Her thoughtful, practical research, teaching and writing and her extensive personal experience in community building make her uniquely qualified to lead us into a clear understanding and practice of what true community means and looks like.

Along with authoring two award winning books, Making Room:Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition and Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us, Dr. Pohl is seminary administrator and professor (Asbury Seminary. Kentucky USA), an advisor to homeless shelters and refugees programs and a long time church planter.

What People are Saying About Christine Pohl’s Teaching?
” With each of these practices, Pohl goes”under the hood”, one might say, offering detailed discussions of their biblical-theological dimenionsions, the complications involveded in attmepting to practice them in contemporary western cultures and ….. “
” …..wise and practical, profound and accessible, analytical and beautiful ……”
“….. cements her role in the the contemporary Christian community as one of our leading, and most loving, expositors on what it really means to be the Christian community.”

Schedule for the Day

9 am – Registration / Check-in
9:30 am – Worship
9:45 am – Ist Teaching Session
10:45 am – Coffee
11 am – 2nd Teaching Session
12 pm – Lunch (served at the church)
1 pm – 3rd Session
2 pm – Coffee break
2:30 pm – Fourth Session
3:30 pm – Final Worship

Our 2017 Theme

Deeper in Community: Exploring the Essential Practices

This year we are focusing on our beautiful but challenging, and sometimes downright difficult and painful calling as Christians to live together in loving community. Our speaker will focus on 4 essential practices at the core of authentic community
  • Embracing Gratitude as a Way of Life
  • Making and Keeping Promises
  • Living Truthfully
  • Practicing Hospitality and Beyond

Childcare details

Age 0-2: The nursery will have a hired caregiver and be open for parents to use with live video/audio feed.

Age 2-12: There will be a program that includes some meaningful components for the kids to enjoy.

Age 13+: This age group is welcome to come as helpers or attend the teaching with the adults.

Please note there are limited spaces for children under 13yrs. Knox members will be given priority. Once you’ve registered, we’ll be in touch.