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.

Our mission is to bring hope and healing through the ministry of reconciliation by renewing individuals, restoring relationships and revitalizing communities.

Upcoming Events

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Way of Reconciliation Course

Date: June 15th & June 22nd (9:00am – 4:00pm, both days) *Please plan to attend both days*

Location: Bethel Christian Fellowship 1466 Portland Ave St. Paul, MN

In a time stress, isolation and polarization, how can we experience true reconciliation? As church and ministry leaders, how can we encourage our churches/organizations to become people of peace and reconciliation?

Join us to experiencing this course and explore how it might be used in your ministry/ church/organization.

Our Ministry Programs


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.

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Heart of Reconciliation Retreat
(1 day or 1/2 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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Way of Reconciliation Course

Our 6-session interactive group study explores the fundamental concepts of reconciliation that lead to Shalom.

The study covers topics including the progression of reconciliation, the pathway of forgiveness, principles of peacemaking, and the process of becoming a change agent.

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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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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.


Preaching, Mentoring, and Conciliatory Conversations

Pilgrim Center President Jim Olson and PCR team members are available for preaching, teaching, and mentoring ministry to support churches and organizations in their peace and reconciliation efforts.

We partner with churches and organizations by facilitating conciliatory conversations to help bring organizational health and reconciliation in areas of conflict and relational breakdown. If your church, community, or workplace is seeking support in having conciliatory conversations, please contact info@pilgrimcenter.org.

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

Bishop Paul Ndahigwa, PCR Rwanda Country Director