Module 1 – Discernment

 Module 1: Spiritual Discernment 

February 17-20, 2017Way of the Spirit Logo lg flame dk ltrs

This retreat begins a six-retreat cycle lasting two years.

  • Better recognize God’s inner guidance
  • Strengthen understanding of discernment in Christian and Quaker heritage
  • Explore early Quakers’ wisdom on leadings
  • Engage an empathic approach to scripture
  • Apply wisdom from the early desert followers of Jesus and Ignatius of Loyola
  • Learn to distinguish self and Spirit
  • Live with courageous obedience into spiritual gifts and leadings
  • Integrate content with contemplation, small group dialogue & worship
  • Prepare with approx. 200 pages of assigned reading before the retreat.
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Quiet time for integration on retreat.

Participants may continue in the Way of the Spirit program, or attend the first module as a stand alone retreat.* Continuing program participants will follow up Module 1 with retreats five more retreats over two years. They commit to daily prayer, monthly phone conferences, sharing in a private online reflection group, personal spiritual experiments, and spiritual direction/guidance sessions.

* February’s retreat introduces key processes for spiritual formation in community; Later retreats are open to continuing participants only.