Tending the Call ~ Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors (Spring Session Online)
- Wednesday 02/07/2024 - Wednesday 04/24/2024
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Tending the Call invites you to join a community of Spiritual Directors who feel called to revisit the teachings of foundational companions and re-imagine ways they can support present-day ministries.
We invite you to share, study, and pray with a sacred community of practicing Spiritual Directors from the Dominican Center for Spirituality, as we seek a deepening relationship with God and are reminded of the journey of transformation that first called us to the practice of spiritual direction.
For our spring on going formation we will study and discuss in community, “Our Unforming: De-Westernizing Spiritual Formation”, by Cindy S. Lee. This book will both challenge and encourage spiritual directors to bring an awareness to their practices of curiosity and possibility regarding multi-cultural spiritual experiences. The author will join us during the April 10 session!
The author proposes that the church (and spiritual directors!) need different ways to engage in spiritual formation.
“To thrive in our innately diverse contexts, we need to unform the ways western-dominated church leaders have understood formation. Then we need to re-form - to imagine and create a more intricate spirituality that includes diverse experiences of God.” ~ Cindy S. Lee
Author Cindy S. Lee is a Taiwanese-American spiritual director and aspiring mystic. She leads retreats in the are as of Christian mysticism and BIPOC centered spirituality. She also mentors and trains spiritual directors, and is particularly interested in supporting BIPOC spiritual directors. As an affiliate she teaches in the area of Christian spirituality and spiritual direction. In addition, Dr. Lee serves as the doctoral projects administrator for the DMin and DGL degrees at Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to Fuller she served overseas in Beijing and Taipei. She is currently serving on the SDI board of directors. In her free time, she enjoys street art, coffee, and exploring the city.
DATES -- We meet online Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- February 7
- March 6
- March 20
- April 10
- April 24
Tending the Call is co-facilitated by Amanda Dobson and Andrea LeRoy.
We look forward to sharing this deepening journey with you.