Our mission is to bring hope and healing through reconciliation

“Whoever believes in Me, as scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38

We all have bondages, burdens, brokenness, baggage and bitterness that block the rivers of living water from flowing in our lives. When we’re dammed up inside nothing works well, individually or corporately. We’re blocked from experiencing true reconciliation with God, ourselves, in our relationships, in our communities, and in the world. The work of the Pilgrim Center is to come alongside and help remove those blockages so the rivers of living water can freely flow in us and through us.

Upcoming Events

Way of Reconciliation Course: Journey from the Inside Out

Next Course: Tuesdays, Sept. 20th – Oct. 25th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm CT, online via Zoom.

In times of increasing tension and polarization, how can we as Christians follow the way of reconciliation?

Through personal reflection and small group discussion, we will explore the pathway that leads to shalom. Beginning with ourselves, we will explore steps to become transformational peace-makers.

Register by September 9th

Our Ministry Programs

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Way of Reconciliation Course:
Journey from the Inside Out

In times of increasing tension and polarization, how can we as Christians follow the way of reconciliation?

Through personal reflection and small group discussion, we will explore the pathway that leads to shalom. Beginning with ourselves, we will explore steps to become transformational peace-makers as we follow the progression of reconciliation that leads to healing for individuals and communities.

Next Course: Tuesdays, September 20th – October 25th (6:30pm – 8:00pm CT via Zoom)

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Becoming a Reconciler Course

Our 6-session interactive group study explores the practical steps and skills to becoming a reconciler.

The study covers topics including understanding the concept of culture, cultural transformation, action and advocacy, and the role of being an ambassador of reconciliation.

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Heart of Reconciliation Retreat
(Full day or half day)

The 1-day or half-day Heart of Reconciliation Retreat provides an opportunity to experience more briefly, yet still deeply, the transforming power of reconciliation.

Through engaging talks, testimonies, and extended times of reflection we are lead into our own hearts and the heart of Jesus to discover new pathways to hope and healing.

Is your church or community interested in hosting a Heart of Reconciliation retreat? Contact info@pilgrimcenter.org.

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Healing & Reconciliation Retreat (3 day)

During this 3-day experience, a trained facilitation team gently and intentionally leads us into the transforming power of reconciliation.

We tell our stories, we’re re-introduced to God’s love, and our hope is miraculously restored through the free gift Jesus gives to the broken-hearted.

Trauma Healing Groups

Have you ever experienced a wound of the heart? Trauma may come in many different forms. When we experience a wound of the heart (trauma), we need to heal. How can the church respond in a helpful, healing way?

PCR US Ministry Director Anna Jeide-Detweiler is a Training Facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute. She is available to facilitate healing groups using the bible-based curriculum Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help. This six session curriculum combines God’s Word with mental health best practices. If your church or organization is interested in hosting a Healing Group, please contact info@pilgrimcenter.org.

Conciliatory Conversations

We partner with churches and organizations by facilitating conciliatory conversations to help bring organizational health and reconciliation in areas of conflict and relational breakdown. These conciliatory conversations can be customized to address a particular topic/issue, or can be used to help build your community’s capacity to address conflict and/or change. If you are interested in learning more, please contact info@pilgrimcenter.org.

Preaching, Mentoring Ministry

PCR President Rev. Dr. Jim Olson is available for preaching and mentoring ministry. With over 30 years of experience in ministry in churches, Jim is available for guest preaching as well as one on one mentoring. If you are interested in learning more, please contact info@pilgrimcenter.org.

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Living Reconciliation Evening

This 90 minute program is experiential and interactive, introducing participants to various aspects of reconciliation. Our skilled presenters are motivated to activate and integrate the ministry of reconciliation into people’s daily lives and communities.

Is your church interested in hosting a Living Reconciliation Evening? Contact info@pilgrimcenter.org for details.

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Practicing Reconciliation Forum

We believe reconciliation is more than a theoretical idea, it is an experiential reality. In order to grow together in this reality, we have established this forum in order to begin a dialogue about how we can practice reconciliation in our daily lives. Click the “Forum” tab on the website menu above for more information.

Email practicing.reconciliation@pilgrimcenter.org with your questions.

“ The work of reconciliation is the last great work to be done before Jesus returns.”

Bishop Paul Ndahigwa, PCR Rwanda Country Director