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OSFGroups

The Online Spiritual Formation Group is a private online space for us to interact with the Bible and each other. Every few months, we focus on a new theme or book of the Bible, interacting with posted readings and questions. Lots of questions. You ask them, I ask them, we share our experiences and understandings. In the process, we hope to discern what God may be trying to say to us, as individuals and as a virtual community, so that through these studies and mutual encouragement, we can positively impact our in-person communities. If you’re interested in checking out a group, please contact me.

Spiritual Direction

Sometimes life is overwhelming. Other times God seems overwhelming. At still other times, you may wonder if God is even there at all. Any of these seasons may indicate that God is calling you nearer to Himself. When that happens, it helps to have a regular human accompanying you into the Unknown. If your perception or experience of God begins to feel unfamiliar, it may be tempting to give up the endeavor of walking with God altogether—or to avoid beginning it at all—never discovering the transformation of self and life that God wants to bring. Spiritual directors are trained for the work of encouraging and accompanying individuals through times of spiritual transition, as well as in the day to day moments of the life of faith.

Spiritual direction is not teaching, disciple-making, counseling, mentoring, or therapy. Instead, it is a time to look at one’s relationship with God in a safe, prayerful, and welcoming atmosphere: Where do you put your faith? How is that faith being stretched?  What is God saying to you in all areas of your life? How do spiritual disciplines help or hinder your growth? How is God inviting you to grow more fully into the person He wants you to be?

The spiritual direction of the Pilgrimage is a product of my Trinitarian, Jesus-focused spirituality, but directees do not need to be Christians to seek spiritual direction here. My practice as a spiritual caregiver is to meet each person where they find themselves on their heart-pilgrimage and in their understanding of God. If you do not consider yourself to be a Christian but are open to exploring with me who God is and how that God might intersect with your life, I would be honored to accompany you on your pilgrimage.

To find out more about participating in spiritual direction through the Pilgrimage, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

Seminars, guest-speaking, retreats, and classes are available on topics as requested. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Creative Sabbath
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Crossing Cultures
  • “Mere Christianity” and Different Theologies
  • Hide-and-Seek with Jesus: Finding Jesus No Matter What Our Surroundings
  • Church (S)hopping
  • SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious)
  • Strangers Among Us—Immigration and the Great Commission
  • Broken Saints
  • Lectio Divina
  • Life Mapping

Contact me to book one of these.