VIRTUAL: Group Spiritual Direction through Stillpoint
Try Out Spiritual Direction in a Group during Lent
Thursday, March 4, 2021
4:00pm – 6:30pm (PST)
Online via Zoom
If you’ve never participated in spiritual direction or group spiritual direction before, this was created with you in mind. This group will walk you through what to expect, answer any questions you may have and guide you in the practice itself. You will not only learn about group spiritual direction, but you will experience it. This is a great way for you to try it out before committing to a group.
What is group spiritual direction?
Group Spiritual Direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to offer support to one another on their spiritual journey. This circle is formed as a space to nurture deep sharing and listening among fellow seekers. Out of respect and care of each member of the group, everyone is asked to agree and commit to the following:
- commit yourself to honesty
- participate wholeheartedly in the circle through prayerful listening and response
- open your spiritual journey for consideration by others
What to expect?
Review Listening Guidelines
What draws people to the group is a reciprocity of desire, Spirit’s desire and their desire.
Having been touched by this desire, they want to make their deep desire for the Holy the determining factor of all of their choices, and they recognize that they need some help to do this. This shared desire gives the group its coherence as well as a shared commitment to be there for one another in that desire. The group’s primary task is to make the shared desire explicit and to hold one another in it.
The Group Spiritual Direction process provides the container for this soul-filled work.
—adapted from “Group Spiritual Direction” by Rose Mary Dougherty
How to Register? Please click the blue “Register Now” button to be taken to Stillpoint’s registration form. The fee is $25. Once submitted, you’ll receive an email with your receipt, the Zoom link and meeting details.