A ministry and an art, spiritual direction is an ancient practice in the Christian tradition and is central to life at Stillpoint. The Spiritual Director is one who, with a deep personal faith life, relevant education and training, experiences a call to companion others on their soul journey. Knowing that the Holy Spirit is the true guide, the Spiritual Director does not direct, but acts as a listening, supportive companion. The purpose of spiritual direction is to recognize and respond to the presence and action of God in one’s daily life.
Individual spiritual direction is available by appointment only.
Part of the mission of Stillpoint is to provide opportunities for networking and support for people engaged in the ancient ministry of Spiritual Direction. Frequent meeting as peers is a central ethical practice for professionals who work in therapeutic practices, both secular and spiritual. To honor this practice, Spiritual Directors, who are individuals who have been through a formal training or formation program as a Spiritual Director, meet monthly as peers at Stillpoint. If you have been through such a program, and would benefit from this professional group meeting, please contact Stillpoint for further information.
Stillpoint will again be offering a 2 year training program for people experiencing a call to be a Spiritual Director. TheInstitute for Spiritual Direction at Stillpoint (ISDS) will begin again in late 2016. This program is modeled on the internationally respected program at the Institute of Spiritual Leadership in Chicago. The program is presented as a unique adult education model based on the belief that it is in and through one’s personal inner journey that one is prepared for service in the art of Spiritual Direction. Nine weekends per year. Click here for more information on this training program.
Different sounds can assist us in gaining access to deep places of inner quiet. One type of sound is that which is produced by the Crystal Singing Bowls. This ancient art of meditation uses rhythm and sound to open the body’s energies, create balance, de-stress the system and encourage a healthy spirit, mind and body.
Formation of Prayer Groups and nurturing small faith communities play an integral part of life at Stillpoint. Existing groups meet every other week for Lectio Divina and weekly for Centering Prayer. Introductory programs for new members are offered several times during the year.
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