“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”Matthew 18:20 (New American Bible, Revised Edition)
The journey to God is not meant to be a solitary journey. As we walk this earthly path, we walk in communion with others. Often God’s desires for us are made known through the wise guidance, support, and loving challenge of another person. Spiritual direction is meeting with a trained and experienced director to reflect on how God is present and active in your life right now, and how God might be calling you into deeper relationship. God is the Director; the human director serves as the vessel through which the Spirit works to uncover and discover the Divine at work in your everyday experiences.
The content of a session with a spiritual advisor is simply your life: whatever aspect, story, or experience you feel moved to bring to prayer and reflection. Your spiritual director listens and helps you to gain clarity about the hints and guesses, the invitations, and the “nudgings” of the Spirit in your life. He/she helps you to be aware, to notice, to “wake up” to the spiritual relationship you have with God. Your director may help you with discernment, spiritual practices, methods of prayer, and at times suggest scripture and other spiritual reading that may enlighten your path. A Spiritual Director is present as a compassionate, and respectful witness to the joys and sorrows of your journey. Together you pray for that “closer walk” with God. Prayer is part of your session and your director continues to hold you.
This year round ministry is open to all throughout the year on a regularly scheduled meeting time or on an as needed basis.
Get Connected: If you are seeking a way to draw closer to God, to strengthen your prayer life, and aid you on your spiritual journey with our Lord, contact Deacon Spencer Silvers by emailing him.