Spiritual Formation

Listening Circles: Exploring Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction Listening Circles provide an opportunity for companionship on your journey with God.  Hear about others’ experiences with spiritual direction and consider whether God might be inviting you to participate in a spiritual direction listening circle.

Kickoff Taste and See Event:  Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019,  7-9 p.m., Great Hall
This evening is your chance to try out Listening Circles. If you are wanting to try out a Circle facilitated by one of our certified Spiritual Directors, you’ll be able to sign up for Listening Circle Events on Tuesdays, Nov. 5 and 19, and Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m.  These Listening Circles will be facilitated by several certified Spiritual Directors, including Pastor Brian Norsman, St. Andrew’s Pastor of Spiritual Formation; Heidi Lender, Resource Counselor; Dr. Jeannette Bakke, retired Bethel Seminary professor and author of Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction, and Peg Ruetten, former member of the Board of Directors at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.

Then if you feel it is a fit and would like to continue, you will be able to sign up for future events at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in Lino Lakes on Tuesdays January 7, Feb. 4, March 3, April 7 and May 5, 2020.

Contact: Resource Counselor Heidi Lender, hlender@saintandrews.org,  651.762.9155

 


Weekend Getaway Retreat: Nine Faces of God, the Enneagram and You

Join a dynamic group of spiritual leaders at beautiful Saint John’s Abbey Guesthouse on Lake Sagatan in St. Joseph, Minnesota, as we use the powerful Enneagram as a tool for personal and collective transformation.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10, 2019 — DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

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We will gather together Friday at 4 p.m., have dinner at 5:30 p.m. and leave Sunday by noon.  Travelling to Saint John’s will be on your own. Cost will be announced. The cost for the weekend is $183 for single occupancy and $153 for a double occupancy room. Price includes the cost for dinner Friday night, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Traveling to Saint John’s will be on your own.

“My passion is to experience wholeness and to live vibrantly in the present moment,” says Certified Enneagram teacher, Spiritual Director and former Career Counselor Deb Horton, who will facilitate key portions of the retreat. Horton will be joined by other certified Spiritual Directors, including Pastor Brian Norsman, St. Andrew’s Pastor of Spiritual Formation; Heidi Lender, Resource Counselor; and Peg Ruetten, former member of the Board of Directors at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.

Using the Enneagram as a guide, we will look at nine beautiful ways we are created in God’s image. This time with the Enneagram and Spiritual Direction will help us slow down and pay close attention to our lives that ultimately open us up to new possibilities for healing, love and connection.

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world.

Contact: Resource Counselor Heidi Lender, hlender@saintandrews.org