More and more people are developing an interest in spirituality. The emergence of an awareness that being human concerns matters of mind, body and spirit is not just limited to the personal realm but is being recognised as a factor in the way groups, organisations and societies function.
Exploring Christian Spirituality recognises this growing need and has been run by the London Centre for Spiritual Direction since 2006. It is designed to appeal to those who:
The course aims to:
The course will:
The Course is open to people of all traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are interested in exploring the theme of Christian spirituality. It stands alone, but also forms an ideal preparation for other courses that we run or host.
The Course comprises three modules and runs for 20 sessions over two terms, with a break for Christmas and Easter.
This Course is intended to be experiential rather than academic and has a gentle pace, complementing personal journeys in spiritual development. Those who participate are asked to be generous in sharing their wisdom and may sometimes be challenged to find new riches as different traditions of Christian spirituality are explored.
Preparing the Ground: looking at images of God through personal experience, scripture and prayer
The Wisdom of the Ages: an introduction to some of the mazi1 traditions of Christian spirituality
The Witness of Scripture and Life: how biblical themes can inform our spirituality.
To aid this process participants are invited to keep a reflective log through the year, the fruits of which are shared with their tutor. There are also some written assignments to aid the process of learning.
“My prayer life has deepened, I feel more “complete” - I have learned to trust God: these changes feel profound.”
Dates: Monday afternoons 2pm to 4.45pm
MODULE 1 – PREPARING THE GROUND
15 October – 12 November
Break 19 November
26 Nov – 17 December
Christmas break Dec 24 – Jan 14
MODULE 2 – THE WISDOM OF THE AGES
21 January – 25 February
Break 4 March
MODULE 3 – THE WITNESS OF SCRIPTURE AND LIFE
11 March – 8 April
Full Fee for 2018-19: £425
Please ask if you would like to pay in termly instalments.
Monday afternoons, 2.00pm-4.45pm
London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King