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"But God can also turn the desert into watery pools, thirsty ground into watery springs..."

- Psalm 107:35

An Oasis is "a place between."  It is a place of rest.  It is a place of growth.  It is a place of life in the middle of a desert.

Oasis is also the Network's online gathering.  It is a place between where we are now, and where God is leading us.  It is a place of refreshment, renewal, learning and connection.  

Twice this year, members of the Network are invited to come together for an online gathering.  Together, we will renew, learn and connect.  

Cost for Network Members (Plus level or higher):  Free!

Cost for non-members and Basic Members:  $25

Oasis:  November 10, 2022

4pm Pacific Time   I   7pm Eastern Time

Guest Teacher:  Mark Yaconelli

“You will find Mark Yaconelli to be a wise and patient teacher with a lovely sense of humor. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll find direction and validation and a lot of truly great suggestions in his words.”  —Anne Lamott 

Mark Yaconelli is a writer, retreat leader, community builder, spiritual director, storycatcher, husband, and father. He is the founder and executive director of The Hearth. Previously, he co-founded and served as program director for the Center for Engaged Compassion where he helped develop a unique set of practices and training programs for assisting individuals, organizations, and communities in cultivating compassion.

Mark speaks to a variety of audiences each year across North America and the United Kingdom including The Greenbelt Arts Festival, The Ford Family Foundation, Compassion International, The National Youth Workers Convention, Princeton Theological Seminary, The Center for Congregations, The Global Gathering for Spirituality and Justice, and many other events and organizations.

Mark is the author of six books including Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us (Broadleaf, 2022). The Gift of Hard Things(IVP 2016), Wonder, Fear, and Longing (Zondervan 2009). Interviews and profiles of Mark Yaconelli’s work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, BBC News, ABC World News TonightThe Washington Post Online.

Mark Yaconelli holds an MA from the Graduate Theological Union and a Graduate Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Mark lives in Southern Oregon with his wife Jill. They have three grown children–Noah, Joseph, and Gracie.

Oasis:  April 27, 2023

4pm Pacific time   I   7pm Eastern Time

Guest Teacher:  To Be Announced

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