Spiritual Formation

tending the soul / sowing the spirit

Disciplines are not the answer; they only lead us to the Answer. — Richard J. Foster
Though spiritual Formation is God’s work and God’s work alone, we must cooperate. One way is through spiritual  practices that train us to intentionally and routinely open space for God’s grace to work within us.
Please join us as often as you are able.


Upcoming Opportunities

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Introduction to Centering Prayer
Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God? Join us for a prayerful day when we will explore the benefits of Centering Prayer in ordinary life. Click here for full details.


Cultivating Spiritual Discernment
Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Starrette Farm Retreat, Statesville, NC

This retreat offers a contemplative approach to help us become more, open, receptive, and responsive to the Holy Spirit’s wisdom. You will learn three contemplative movements of discernment and how to put them into practice in daily life. Click here to register.


Creating a Sacred Rhythm / Rule of Life
Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

This short class will focus on developing a regular spiritual routine that weaves a few spiritual practices into the fabric of your everyday living; practices that nourish your soul and form your character into
Christlikeness; practices that you lean in to and long for out of desire, not duty. Click here to register.


Horses, Spirituality, & Mindfulness: Empowering Your Authentic Self
Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Private home in Mooresville

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ON-GOING GROUPS

Centering Prayer
Mondays from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel
We begin with prayer and a sacred reading, followed by 20 minutes of silence, focusing on God's presence, and close with a prayer and time for reflection. Contact Mary Taylor.

Film & Spirituality
Fourth Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. to view the movie; 12:30 p.m. for the discussion
A "come as you are" movie discussion group that explores God's message in selected movies. Click here for more details. Contact Linda Turner.

Into the Deep Through the Arts Creativity Group
When & where
Description
Contact Gail Spach.

Men’s Spiritual Formation
First Mondays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Purcell Room (just outside the Sanctuary, just around the corner from the elevator)
Contact Tom Peckham.

Prayer Band
Using a prayer guide in the convenience of your own home, commit to daily prayer for our program leaders and their ministries. Contact Dawne Kakitsis.

Prayer Shawls
First Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - noon in the Purcell Room and First Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Room 222
Participants gather to pray healing prayers into shawls and baptism blankets created to comfort and enfold individuals with God's love. Contact Suzanne Carter.

RENEWAL

Quiet Space Fridays: A time to draw back, rest, recalibrate
Second Friday monthly; doors open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Starrette Farm Retreat, Statesville, NC
Experience sacred space to encounter God in community yet alone, in the beauty of nature, and the healing rhythm of sacred quiet. We provide no agenda. People come to these “set apart” days for all sorts of reasons… so whatever your reason, welcome!
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RETREATS & SHORT CLASSES

Training in Spiritual Disciplines as a tried and true way of intentionally and routinely opening space for God’s work within us.

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LONG-TERM COMMUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Wesleyan Contemplative Order (WCO)
The WCO is a dispersed community committed to the triune of God, to one another, and to a simple, personalized Sacred Rhythm / Rule of Life that provides a daily rhythm of formation and direction so that our lives may abide in Christ and express Hid love in the world. Click here for full details.

TRAINING FOR CLERGY & MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS

School of the Spirit
This is a distinctive, intense, one-year journey into contemplative practices of Jesus and the early church. It is for those who quest to flourish, overflow, and be the change our world needs (John 7:37 – 38). Click here for full details.

 

Director of Spiritual Formation

Ann Starrette

Ann Starrette

704-488-5825

 

Spiritual Formation Lay Leadership Team