Group Spiritual Direction
Opportunity for Clergy Sponsored By the Spiritual Formation Ministry Team of the Seattle Presbytery
Come experience spiritual community, discernment and soul care through small group spiritual direction. Groups of 3-6 of our clergy peers will meet for five monthly 1-1/2 to 2 hour sessions, starting in February, ending in June 2011. These groups will be facilitated by leaders chosen by the Spiritual Formation Ministry Team. You can sign up and be placed in a group.
What is Group Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is the common name given to an ancient spiritual discipline of discernment. It is both a process of being attentive to the work of the Holy Spirit in one's life and an art of Christian conversation and listening.
“Prayerful silence nurtures discernment in group spiritual direction...In group spiritual direction, people often become aware of God's ways in their hearts as they hear how God seems to be present for others and as they become conscious of God's presence with them as a group. In group spiritual direction, people learn to listen to God's Spirit at work in them for others in the group.” Rose Mary Dougherty
“Spiritual direction differs from moral guidance, psychological counseling and the practice of confessional, preaching or healing ministries (though having affinities with them) in that it directly assists individuals in developing and cultivating their personal relationship with God.” William A. Barry and William J. Connolly
- Cost? Free...because of our volunteer facilitators!
- If interested, please contact Susan Mochizuki, preferably by January 24 in order to placed in a group: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-821-5193. Leave your name, phone #, e-mail address. Indicate: preference/constraints for geographical area within Presbytery to meet.