Thursday, May 9, 2013

On-line Continuing Education Opportunity to Imagine or Enhance your Spiritual Direction/Formation Ministry

A Quiet Pentecost: 
Imagining or Enhancing your Spiritual Direction/Formation Ministry
with Dwight Judy

Six week fully on-line continuing education opportunity beginning June 3

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Course Description: Are you ready to imagine or enhance your spiritual
direction/formation ministry? Do you have a team for support? Are you ready to create a planning group for your ministry, either within your congregation or as a freestanding ministry within your community? Join us in exploring the principles of
spiritual direction/formation ministries, drawing on the stories of more than 40 practitioners in Dwight Judy’s new book: A Quiet Pentecost: Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life. Work along with a team you assemble at your home-site or utilize the online support of fellow classmates to imagine such a group and begin planning.

Who may participate: Persons who are ready to imagine or enhance their spiritual direction/formation ministry within their congregation and community.

Desired outcome: Participants will examine the full range of spiritual direction/formation practices, including individual and small group spiritual direction, retreat ministry, and applications throughout congregational life. Models for developing an on-site ministry support team will be shared. Participants will develop brochure(s) and/or web-ready materials to share their ministry vision. 

Examples of a Spiritual Life Center focus for congregation and community will be explored.