Urban Immersion Service Retreats

About Urban Immersion Service Retreats

Urban Immersion Services, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, creates and facilitates learning that leads to change. Through retreats, volunteer activities and customized training, the program combines an interactive overview of poverty and its causes with directed opportunities to assist those in need and to be agents of change.


Our weekend, half-week and week-long retreats are a way for groups to experience first-hand the complexities of poverty, to meet and serve those affected and to take what they have experienced and learned and address the issues of poverty in their own communities.

Poverty and Privilege

A customized training program tailored to the specific needs of individual companies, community and congregational groups. The program uses simulations and other exercises to create and facilitate learning that leads to change.

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Poverty and Privilege Training Information

Retreat group

“From the creative planning, to the guidance, to the challenging questions you offered, to the extra time you spent making sure our experience was full of learning opportunities, you offered us the perfect combination of direction and flexibility with a side of warm hospitality.”

Excerpt from a thank you note from Concordia College

A program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches