Introduction to Spirituality

A Growing towards God Series

October 25, 2011 – February 7, 2012
Tuesday Evenings, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Brown Bag Supper at 5:30 pm (optional)

Introduction to Spirituality

with Nancy Phillips, Facilitator

Do you have a longing to explore a deeper connection with God? This will be an opportunity to explore and develop some tools for listening to God and deepening our awareness of God at work within us and the ways in which God may be calling us to respond to the world around us.

October 25: Intro to Spirituality Overview

  • overview of spirituality
  • essentials for Christian spirituality
  • Introduction to Centering Prayer

November 8: Tools for Listening to God

  • Deepening Centering Prayer practice
  • Welcoming Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • Other forms of prayer and meditation

December 6: Tools for Deepening Our Experience of God

  • Discernment
  • Ignatian prayer
  • Spiritual Direction

January 10: Tools for Responding to God: Reaching In

  • Guilt, shame, self-esteem
  • Journaling
  • Body Prayer

February 7: Tools for Responding to God: Reaching Out

  • Contemplation and Action