The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment with Listening Hearts Ministries

Monteagle, TN
Aug. 5-9
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The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment with Listening Hearts Ministries
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DuBos Conference Center
635 College Street
Monteagle, TN 37356
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The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer an intensive, four-day retreat on August 5-9, 2019 to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBos Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment.
At-home Preparation for the retreat will begin on Saturday (July 6, 13, 20, & 27). Participants will introduce themselves to members of their small group by writing a summary of their spiritual journey over time; then read and study informational material that is crucial to serving in the discernment groups they will be taking part at the residential portion. Finally, each person will prepare a focus-person write-up for a life issue of their choice for which they would like discernment. The anticipated average time required each week is roughly three hours.
Prior to At-home preparation, it is essential that each participant procure a copy of the Listening Hearts 20th Anniversary Edition: Discerning Call in Community by Farnham, Gill, McLean, and Ward.
This retreat is geared to spiritually mature leaders of all ages who are committed to the principles set forth in Listening Hearts. They afford each participant the opportunity to enter into discernment in relation to his or her own life while also learning to train and mentor discernment groups.
Registration for the August 5-9, 2019 retreat closes July 2, 2019.
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