Barbara Crafton, Louise Litke and Westina Matthews, the three spiritual directors who will minister to members of the Seminary community in this Michaelmas 2013 term, will all be on the Close next week and are available to you for ministry appointments. 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. To schedule an appointment with Louise Litke or Westina Matthews, click here. If you wish to see Barbara Crafton, know that she prefers to run her own schedule. You may reach her by email here.
October Ministry Days Location: Spirituality Room, Ground Floor of Moore (across from mailroom) Barbara Crafton: Wednesday afternoons and evenings Louise Litke: Monday through Thursday, October 14-17 Westina Matthews: Thursday, October 17; Saturday, October 19; Monday, October 21 Nigel Massey is on sabbatical until January 2014
Spiritual direction is about holy companionship as you grow in authenticity and 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 practices. 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.
For a downloadable PDF that provides biographies of the spiritual directors, along with guidance for scheduling appointments, click here.
Please keep your appointments! Write them down in every calendar, and pray for the Spirit to guide you there!