Our very first NESD Quarterly Community Gathering is happening Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 9:30am-12pm at 609 S. Grove Avenue in Barrington. Click on this link for directions:https://goo.gl/maps/Bu9JetiZMHC2
At this gathering we will...
Provide Information about NESD
We will share information about the network and invite you to join us! If you are able to attend the gathering we will offer you a complimentary annual membership ($50 value) for this pilot year. As a member you will be invited to attend quarterly gatherings and an annual retreat.
Collect Information for the Directory
If you are a spiritual director certified in a 2 year program (click here to see the list of schools and ministries recommended by ESDA) you will be invited to be listed in the directory of spiritual directors that will be housed on the website. During the gathering, Jenna will be collecting information for bios and one of our favorite photographers, Eric Niequist, will be set up to take head shots.
Book Discussion with Sibyl Towner
We are excited that Sibyl Towner will again be joining us! Sibyl is the co-author of Listen to My Life, has previously served as the Director of Spiritual Mentoring at Willow Creek, currently leads a two-year spiritual direction training program for Sustainable Faith in her home at The Springs in Indiana, and serves as a spiritual director at retreats for The Transforming Center. Sibyl and I recently spent some time discussing the book You are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K.A. Smith and we would love to invite you into the conversation as it relates to spiritual direction. Click on this link if you are interested in ordering the book ahead of time.
We will also have a few copies available for purchase at the gathering. Reading the book ahead of time is not at all required!
As a community we will be guided through the historic Christian practice of the Examen. We will have copies available for purchase of ANL No 6: The Examen Expanded Edition - this is a CD of the Examen liturgy by Aaron Niequist and Father Michael Sparough. Click on this link if you would like to order your own copy.
Hope to see you then!
Blessings and peace,
The Network of Evangelical Spiritual Directors