For Those Who Want To Deepen and Strengthen the Practice of Group Spiritual Direction
April 12-15, 2015
This conference and retreat is designed for those who are currently engaged in or offering group spiritual direction and want to enhance their practice as facilitators or participants. It is an intentional opportunity to—
- Experience group spiritual direction each day;
- Fine tune the foundation of this practice through reviewing key elements and addressing questions and concerns;
- Learn about and share the variety of ways that people are using group spiritual direction;
- Be inspired regarding the possibilities that emerge from the use of this practice and the ways it can transform our communities and our world.
The rhythm of our time together will include daily experience of group spiritual direction and advanced learning discussions; spacious afternoons and evenings for silent prayer and journaling; optional sessions for addressing leadership issues and questions.
All of this will happen in a relaxed and spacious way, allowing for the chance to experience group spiritual direction as a personal practice with plenty of solitude and time in the beauty and quiet of the Shenandoah Valley.
|Date:||Sunday, April 12, 2015 (with 6 pm dinner) – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (after lunch)|
|Place:||The Bellfry, 1397 Zollman’s Mill Road, Lexington, VA 24450|
|Leaders:||Anne Grizzle, Patience Robbins and Nan Weir|
|Cost:||$475 by March 15, 2015
$525 after March 15, 2015
(Subject to change)
Cost includes tuition, shared room and meals.
Anne Grizzle author, spiritual director, social worker, retreat leader and a graduate of Shalem’s Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction Program.
Patience Robbins spiritual director, prayer and retreat leader, Shalem adjunct staff member.
Nan Weir retreat leader, graduate of Shalem’s Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction Program.
To register online, please check back here.
To register by mail, click here to download our Short Program Registration Form (PDF).
For directions to the Bellfry, please click here.