News from the Centers

Spiritual Formation Centers Adopt Logo

posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Ken Howard   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 5:50 AM ]

The Spiritual Formation Centers have adopted as their logo the graphic to the reader's left.  The graphic vision statement, and what we believe is the focus of Spiritual Formation: "Working at the CrossRoads of Education and Ministry." The full and leafy branches represent the the ministry that we hope to help flourish in individuals, groups, and organizations. The vast and growing root systems represents the hope that our educational efforts will help those who minister on behalf of Christ and the body of Christ learn how to integrate life-long experiential and collaborative learning and networking to all that they do. For more information, please contact us.

Centers offer 1st workshops: Designing & Delivering Spiritual Retreats

posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Ken Howard   [ updated Jan 11, 2012, 1:49 PM by Ken Howard ]

On Saturday, February 14, 2011, the Spiritual Formation Centers offered their first workshop series: "Designing and Delivering Spiritual Retreats."  Eight prospective retreat leaders came to the Spiritual Formation Center at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church this first of two sessions, in which participants learned to design experiential learning approached. Participants worked in sub-groups of two, so that each could have more time for actual hands-on learning.  After presenting their designs, the participants took their budding designs home with them to continue their planning.  

At the second session, held two weeks later at the Spiritual Formation Center at Ascension Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, participants received training and coaching in various kinds of presentation and facilitation sessions. Then they delivered a portion of their designs to the rest of the class, and received feedback from both.  

For more information on this kind of training, please contact us.

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