What is the Woyatan Retreat Center?
The new Woyatan Retreat Center will be built off the parking lot at Woyatan Lutheran Church, 522 Anamosa St. in Rapid City. The church, an emerging ministry of the ELCA, includes parts of Native American spirituality to tell the Christian story. In Lakota, “woyatan” means praise and thanks.
The purpose of the center is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the establishment of better understanding between people of European ancestry and other ethnic groups, especially Native Americans, living in the Rapid City area.
Who would use the new center?
- Seminarians during January term
- College students during Spring and Fall breaks
- Church leaders on weekend retreats
- High school students on servant trips
- Others who would feel such an experience to be meaningful