Personal and Group Consultation

For centuries Christians have helped each other pay attention to the presence of God. If something is leading you to consider spiritual direction, trust that the Spirit is already at work. Discernment? Transition? Deepening discipleship?

The greatest preparation for ministry is attention to the spiritual formation of the Christian leader. Whether for individuals or teams, all clarity of calling and purposeful courage emerges from that prayerful and Christ-centered grounding.

In a world overflowing with resources and opportunities, how do we help Christian disciples notice and engage in experiences that truly enrich their spiritual lives? Draw on Samuel’s experience in parish and retreat based ministries.

Those engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction respect the sacred privilege and responsibility of their role by participating in some form of ongoing supervision. Samuel is available for one-on-one supervision.

Sample Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

Retreats and Days of Reflection

Prayer and Community: The Benedictine School of Spirituality (2015, Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse)

Praying the Scriptures (Toolbox for Congregational Leaders, St. Paul Area Synod-ELCA)

The Word Made Flesh: Practicing Incarnational Spirituality (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Edina)

Workshops on Effective Christian Leadership, Ministerial Wellness

I’ve Worked My Spirit to Death Religiously…Now What? (Mid-Winter Convocation, Luther Seminary)

Great Conversation: How Do Our Limits Set Us Free? (14 May 2015, Benedictine Center)

Ministry as a Pilgrimage of Identity (Lutheran Deaconess Community in Mpls/St. Paul region)

Presentations on Spiritual Practice, Tending the Call to Ministry

Attentive Companions: An Introduction to Spiritual Direction (The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery)

Benedict’s Genius for Spiritual Direction (Sacred Ground Spirituality Center, Saint Paul)

Visio Divina: Praying through Lent with The Saint John’s Bible (The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery)