Spiritual Directors: Massey and Warnke Begin This Week

The spiritual direction ministries at General Seminary are now in full swing for the Michaelmas 2012 term. Three of the spiritual directors have already been meeting with directees, Nigel Massey begins today, Thursday, September 27, and Jim Warnke will be here tomorrow, Friday. All members of the seminary community are welcome to meet with a spiritual director. Biographies of the spiritual directors, guidance for you about their ministries at GTS, and instructions for scheduling appointments are available on the web pages of the Center for Christian Spirituality here.

To schedule an appointment, click here. Or if you wish to see Barbara Crafton, who prefers to run her own schedule, you may reach her by email here.

Upcoming Ministry Days in September and October Location: Spirituality Room, Ground Floor of Moore (across from mailroom) Barbara Crafton, Tuesday afternoons and evenings Louise Litke, Monday through Thursday, October 15-18 Nigel Massey, Thursday afternoons, September 27, October 11 & 25 Westina Matthews, Weekend of October 19-22 Jim Warnke, Friday afternoons, September 28, October 5 & 19

Please keep your appointments! Write them down in every calendar, and pray for the Spirit to guide you there!

Spiritual direction is about holy companionship as you grow in relationship with God. A spiritual director is someone with whom you can speak confidentially and honestly about your experiences of God, who will accompany you as you explore your spirituality, and to whom you can be accountable in your spiritual disciplines. A spiritual director will listen as you share your interior life, notice how God is present for you, teach and encourage you to try new ways of praying, and help you discern God’s good purposes for you. GTS is blessed by the ministries of five spiritual directors who regularly visit the Close. Any member of the GTS community—student, professor, staff member, or family member—is welcome to meet occasionally or regularly (usually once a month) with a spiritual director. This ministry is a gift from the seminary to you.