Praying with Labyrinths: Following the Movement (A Spiritual Formation Course)
This virtual class will open new possibilities in prayer as you explore Finger Labyrinths as a way to process Henri Nouwen’s book on spiritual formation and experience bringing Nouwen’s insights and spiritual practices together for ever deeper personal transformation.
Time & Location
Jan 23, 2023, 6:30 PM EST – Mar 13, 2023, 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Join Neighborhood Seminary for an eight-week study of Henri Nouwen's book, Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit, facilitated by Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman, Mondays January 23 to March 13, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada).
8 Mondays beginning January 23 through March 13, 2023
- Class meets Monday evenings January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, March 6 and 13, 2023
Virtual Class via ZOOM, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)
Class outline and reading assignments provided after class registration.
Zoom link provided one week prior to start of class.
Each weekly session is an hour and half long and includes:
- Presentation correlated to focus chapter(s) of the week from Nouwen’s book, handouts, slides, and small group discussions in breakout rooms
- active engagement with various types of finger labyrinths
- personalized information regarding location of labyrinths in your area
$175 per person
1.5 CEUs: $10
Registration closes January 16, 2023 at 5pm.
Participants purchase a personal copy of Henri Nouwen's book in their favorite format (Paperback, audio, Kindle, etc.):
Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit
HarperOne; Reprint edition (March 10, 2015) ISBN: 978-0061686139
We encourage purchases from a local bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.
*If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler, email@example.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Henri Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Though he counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of spiritual formation were never written down. Now, Michael Christensen, one of Nouwen's longtime students, and Rebecca Laird, one of Nouwen's editors, have taken his famous course in spiritual formation and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create the definitive series on Nouwen's thoughts on the Christian life.
The first book in the series, Spiritual Direction, introduced readers to Nouwen's core concepts and how to live the ques-tions of the spiritual life. Now Spiritual Formation reveals Nouwen's sage advice on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development. Featuring a unique visio divina, a visual meditation, to help guide and focus prayer, this volume reveals Nouwen's profound wisdom on how to move from sorrow to joy, resentment to gratitude, fear to love, and how to live there in the center—the place where God dwells."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Henri J.M. Nouwen was a world-renowned spiritual guide, counselor, and bestselling author of over forty books that many today consider spiritual classics. He taught at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Notre Dame before becoming the senior pastor of L’Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
The Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman is pastor of Lawrenceville UMC in Lawrenceville, VA and is the founder/owner of Soul Story Ministries, LLC-- a ministry offering spiritual direction, supervision, and retreats. Ordained Elder in the Virginia Annual Conference, Pastor Kim is a graduate of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, completing two degrees: Master of Divinity and Master in Christian Education. Kimberly holds certificates in spiritual direction from the Richmond Hill Retreat Center’s Ruah Program in spiritual guidance, training as a spiritual director supervisor, and training with Veriditas as a Labyrinth Facilitator.