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SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change

Join Neighborhood Seminary for this spiritual formation opportunity.

SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change
SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2024, 10:00 AM EST – May 10, 2024, 3:00 PM EDT

Location is TBD

About the Event

COURSE OVERVIEW

Neighborhood Seminary invites you to join us for SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change. 

The purpose of this spiritual formation program. are three-fold: personal renewal, healing and refreshment, cultivation of communities for spiritual formation, and experiencing models of spiritual practices which can be, in turn, implemented as a source of spiritual healing and community building in the communities/neighborhoods/contexts where participants live and serve.

COURSE DETAILS

This invitation is extended only to persons appointed, assigned, serving or retired members of the WNC Conference of UMC as Elders, Deacons, Licensed Pastors, Certified Lay Ministers, persons serving as Lay Pastor, Lay Pulpit Supply, or Extension Ministers.

  • The journey begins with an in-person retreat led by Rev. Guy Brewer, Ph.D. and Ivy Parker, Certified Spiritual Director. Guy and Ivy were leaders in the Sabbath Living component of the Clergy Health Initiative, supported through Duke Endowment, offered in WNCCUMC and NCCUMC. The retreat will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, 10 am to 3 pm, location to be determined.
  • Following the retreat, participants will meet virtually in small groups with a trained spiritual director for 7 sessions of 90-minute group spiritual direction between February 5 and May 10 at a time mutually determined by participants and spiritual director.  Participants can expect their souls tended, nourished and nurtured as they engage core spiritual practices in the company of others, who also seek to know and experience God's Spirit in the midst of a world of change. Guy and Ivy will also serve      as spiritual directors, along with Rev. Kim Barker-Brugman, and Rev. Jim Melson, D.Min., both Elders in the Virginia Conference.
  • Small groups will utilize Richard Foster's book, Streams of Living Water: Cultivating the Great Traditions of the Christian Faith. Participants will secure their own copy of the book prior to the opening retreat on February 2.​
  • The experience concludes with a virtual celebration in mid-May.

​​COST

$300 per person | Cost is shared 50/50 between WNCC and the participants.

​Participant cost is $150 | $75 paid at time of registration

1.5 CEUs: $10 paid at registration

Participant balance is to be paid before 12 noon December 30.

WNCCUMC Board of Ordained Ministry is resourcing this opportunity for spiritual formation so that participants’ costs are for registration only. For additional support for registration fee, contact Kim Ingram at kingram@wnccumc.org.

REGISTRATION

30 spaces available | Minimum 20 participants

Registration will be open November 15 to December 30.

Registration closes December 30, 2023, at 12 noon.

No refunds after December 30.

Cancellations must be made by December 30, 2023, at 12 noon. Refund will be 50% of paid registration fee.

* Questions, contact Pansy Crumpler, office.manager@neighborhoodseminary.org.

Tickets

  • SoulTending $75 Deposit

    Sale ends: Dec 30, 12:00 PM EST

    This registration is a deposit for 1 participant entry into course "SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change". Balance to be paid by December 30, 2023.

    $75.00
  • SoulTending $75 Dep + CEUs

    Sale ends: Dec 30, 12:00 PM EST

    This registration is a deposit for 1 participant entry into course "SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change". Balance to be paid by December 30, 2023. CEUs will be credited upon completion of the course.

    $85.00
  • SoulTending $150

    Sale ends: Dec 30, 12:00 PM EST

    This registration is for 1 participant entry into course "SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change".

    $150.00
  • SoulTending $150 + $10 CEUs

    Sale ends: Dec 30, 12:00 PM EST

    This registration is for 1 participant entry into course "SoulTending: Spiritual Practices for Leaders in a World of Change". Upon completion of the course, 1.5 CEUs will be given.

    $160.00

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