Listening for God: A Workshop on Discerning Vocation in Everyday Living

January 16, 2021 - January 16, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Online via Zoom

$75 ($65 early bird price available until 12/18/20)

Should I choose this path rather than that one? What is the meaning of the experience I am having? How can I follow Christ more faithfully? What would that even mean? Start your new year by taking time to sit with questions like these, and listening for God’s direction through quiet prayer, guided meditation, and conversation with others who are on the same journey. This popular workshop is particularly suitable for persons seeking to identify, articulate, and clarify their vocations in their everyday living, especially in light of their baptism. This will be offered via Zoom with time away from the screen for reflection, prayer and journaling (and of course a lunch break)

Kathy Staudt, Adjunct Professor in Theological Studies at VTS, leads this popular annual retreat. Learn more about the retreat leader.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Proposed Schedule:

  • 9:00 : Gather, welcome, housekeeping, plan for the day
  • 9:15 Opening prayer (lectio)
  • 9:30-9:50 First presentation
  • 9:50-10:30 Individual time including break
  • 10:30-11:00: Breakout group conversation
  • 11:00 Second presentation: clarity team
  • 12-1: Midday prayers followed by lunch break
  • 1:00 Breakout groups: clarity team practice
  • 1:45 Sharing, learnings, closing prayers

Photo credit: Patrick Fore on Unsplash

Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt (Kathy) is a teacher, poet and spiritual director and has taught at a number of institutions in our area, including Virginia Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. Her classes focus on writing, literature, spirituality and explorations of vocation. Kathy offers retreats and workshops at churches and retreat centers, including the annual Evelyn Underhill Day of Quiet offered in Washington each year in June, as well as courses and retreats on poetry as spiritual practice. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in Weavings, Christianity and Literature, Sewanee Theological Review, Anglican Theological Review, Ruminate and Spiritus. She is the author of a scholarly study of the artist and poet David Jones, and she has published three books of poems: Annunciations: Poems out of Scripture; Waving Back: Poems of Mothering Life. Most recently she has edited This Thing Called Poetry, a volume of poems by young adults with cancer.

To learn more about Dr. Staudt, visit her website.