Way of the Spirit

 Way of the Spirit:
Contemplative Study in Community

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Module One: Spiritual Discernment
Shalom Prayer Center, there Mt. Angel, this Oregon
February 12-15, 2016 — Click for details
Now accepting applications for 2016

What is the Way of the Spirit program?

Way of the Spirit provides a time and place apart to come home to who you are meant to be with God. Participants deepen faithfulness and explore leadings in life-changing community. The program empowers and strengthens Spirit-led service or ministry.

  • Participant’s article in Western Friend Nov 2012
  • A series of three multi-night residential retreats over the course of a year, with an optional second year.
  • Committed study, spiritual practice, and supportive community.
  • Small group size: continuing program maximum 15 participants.
  • Expert guest presenters available for meaningful dialogue during the retreat.
  • An experiential approach to spiritual growth in the manner of Friends (Quakers) which integrates intellectual content with spiritual discipline, prayerful dialogue and shared worship
  • Between modules, the program includes private online reflection group, personal spiritual experiments, and accompaniment sessionsParticipants and presenters reflect (click for 4 min video).
  • Welcoming those who feel aligned with this vision from diverse faith communities including Evangelical and Unprogrammed Quakers
  • $375 for Module One as a stand alone trial
  • $2,700 for Year One of the continuing program
  • Funded through participant fees and tax deductible donations through Good News Associates

2016 Retreat Dates:

All retreats at Shalom Prayer Center, Mt. Angel, OR
Year One Class

  • February 12-15, Module 1 Spiritual Discernment
  • April 27-May1, Module 2  Blessed Community
  • August 24-28 Module 3 Spirit-Led Service/Ministry

Year Two Class

  • January 20-24, Module 4 Spiritual Accompaniment/Quaker Eldering
  • March 30-April 3, Module 5 Prophetic Ministry
  • October 5-9 Module 6 Trust and Next Steps
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