Group Spiritual Direction Workshop

September 30, 2012 - October 3, 2012
LexingtonVA 24450


September 30- October 3, 2012

  • Experience group spiritual direction within a prayerful community
  • Deepen your contemplative grounding for this prayer practice through authentic sharing and faithful listening
  • Expand your capacity to listen to God on behalf of others
  • Find support for your call and explore ways to develop this ministry in your geographic area
  • Nurture trust and discover how this process can transform the world
  • Spend time in a rural setting with plenty of spaciousness for walking, resting, star gazing and soaking in beauty (1500 acres of hilltops, pastures and woods in the Shenandoah Valley).

Participants will immerse themselves in spiritual community as they experience group spiritual direction and explore their own call to this ministry.  Through experiential learning, presentations, small group gatherings and prayerful silence, participants will steep themselves in the contemplative grounding which is the heart of this ministry.  There will be significant time for silence and for enjoying the rural setting.  Presentations will include the themes of:  listening, spiritual community and intercessory prayer.  Each person will experience and practice a listening/sharing process that aids depth, trust and healing.

Whether you are new to group spiritual direction, wish to explore it further, or are seeking support and guidance for forming a group, please consider joining us for this workshop. 

To read an article on Group Spiritual Direction, click here.

Date: Sunday, September 30 (with 6 pm dinner) – Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (after lunch)
Place: The Bellfry, 1397 Zollman’s Mill Road, Lexington, VA 24450
Leaders: Patience Robbins and Anne Grizzle
Cost:  $475 by September 10, 2012$525 after September 10, 2012

Cost includes tuition, shared room and meals.

Limited number of single rooms available for an additional $200; limited number of reduced tuition positions available for those willing to share bunkroom accommodations and help with meal service; contact Anne Grizzle at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange.

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. 

All have many years of experience with group spiritual direction and love to share it with others.


To register online, please click here.

To register by mail, click here to download our Short Program Registration Form (PDF).

Or contact Program Registrar, Chris Jeffrey, [email protected]This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (301-897-7334)


For directions to the Bellfry, please click here.

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