In January the new cohort has their first taste of life together on a retreat at a local bed and breakfast. Participants discuss the first reading assignments, get to know one another, and do some exercises to begin the process of considering summer internship possibilities.
Over Spring Break, Elijah participants spend four days in New York exploring multiple contexts of Kingdom work. This trip expands traditional notions of ministry and offers a broader view of Christian vocation.
As students settle into their new home each August, this Dexter house retreat is spent reflecting on individual summer internships and preparing for the year together. Students consider what things they would like to characterize their community and make decisions about how to to embody those hopes.