Archive for April, 2009

Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

What is Spiritual Formation? Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of creation.  The Spirit works not only in the lives of individuals but also in the church, shaping […]

Appreciative Inquiry Workshop

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Mark Lau Branson knows how to turn a conversation into a transforming exerience… Mark Lau Branson is Coming to Illinois May 19, 2009  9 AM – 4 PM  just south of Utica, IL Clergy of all denominations are invited to a Mark Lau Branson workshop on Appreciative Inquiry. Branson is the author of Memories, Hopes and Conversations: […]

In Formation? Transformation! another right answer

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I went to a meeting last night and it was actually fun, exciting and possibly transformational. The group included staff people, work group moderators, Presbytery Council members and elected leaders of the Presbytery of Chicago. We watched the film, Everyday Creativity, by DeWitt Jones, a freelance photographer who has done a lot of work for […]

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