is a place for you to receive and take a deep pause. Ministry in times of crisis requires a lot from church and faith leaders.
You are invited to create
with a small group of church & faith leaders, gather online every week to read and reflect on sacred text (may be guided meditations, poetry, Scripture…) or spiritual practices, sit in silence and prayer, share life / ministry and pay attention to God.
To participate you need to be committed (every week for five sessions) to the group video gatherings online, be open and willing to engage in sharing your spiritual and faith journey and open to hearing others as well. This is not group therapy. It is not a presentation or webinar. It is a time to gather with colleagues and share in sacred silence and conversation. You need not bring anything other than yourself and an open heart to each gathering.
Two different groups will meet every week for five sessions
(groups will start the week of April 13):
1. Mondays from 2-3:30 pm PST
2. Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 am PST
The group(s) will be led by Desta Goehner, a trained and certified Spiritual Director. Desta is also the Director of Congregational Relations at California Lutheran University.
These groups are for ELCA, ecumenical or interfaith church and faith leaders. In these trying times, this is a free gift to you from California Lutheran University.
There is an application process to build the groups and gauge interest. Please fill out the application linked in the "ticket link" and we will be in touch. Thanks for sharing this invitation with others who might benefit from this.