Group Spiritual Guidance

February 6, 2012 - March 23, 2012

Group Spiritual Guidance

The Rev. Daniel Prechtel, DMin

February 6 – March 23, 2012

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2012

Small groups of many kinds have often been the place of formal or informal support and guidance in many people’s lives. Some groups serve people in secular settings and others are part of their faith community’s resources. Several models of group spiritual guidance and key elements in small group psycho-spiritual dynamics will be introduced in this course. We will become an online spiritual guidance group as a practicum and share responsibilities for its functioning. Leadership characteristics and issues for spiritual guidance groups will be explored. Through weekly discussion board reflections among participants from assigned readings and other materials, and process observations on our own group life as a spiritual guidance group, course participants will learn more about spiritual companionship groups and have the opportunity to be formed as more effective leaders in group facilitation. A reflection paper will help synthesize learning and complete the course.

Daniel Prechtel served as core faculty and a program director for the Institute of Spiritual Companionship in Evanston, Illinois; and adjunct faculty and chaplain at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary teaching courses in spiritual direction, advanced spiritual group leadership, and spiritual formation in small groups. He founded Lamb & Lion Spiritual Guidance Ministries in 1993 and has over twenty-five years of experience as a spiritual director for individuals, groups, and organizations.

This course qualifies for the Advanced Anglican Series in the area of Worship/Spirituality. 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

Register by January 20: $190

Register by February 2: $225

Check the Registration Page for groups whose members can receive the scholarship rate of $175 for this course.

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