Holden is a place of dialogue. Ideas and opinions are shared through mutual conversation. We value critical thinking, provocative discussion, and the integration of learning and experience. Holden is often described as a place not of answers, but a place where we learn to ask better questions.
Holden’s teaching staff members come from all over the country — even the world — to share their gifts and expertise. Teachers include seminary and college professors, authors, scientists, pastoral counselors, activists, artists, musicians, and others.
In the winter there are retreats, various special programs, events and creative residencies, all providing learning opportunities. Winter is also a popular time for sabbaticals. Our Partners in Ministry program offers options for church workers of all denominations.