MasterClass: How to Embed Spiritual-Direction Practices In Your Church

$ 69.99


So much of our ministry life is formed in a “doing” model—gathering for worship and fellowship, giving service and resources, counseling, equipping, and teaching fill our calendars and our time together. In these normal activities of church life, we most often follow a pre-determined curriculum for continued life and growth in Jesus. Spiritual direction is a practice that flips the perspective from doing to being, from spoken communication to active listening, and from creating agendas to creating space for silence and honest questions. At its core, spiritual direction is growing in our capacity to be with God and to bear witness to God’s movement in our lives. The gifts that come from spiritual direction might be the simplest and most needed for parishioners of every age and season of life, particularly as we emerge from the collective suffering of global pandemic and upheaval. In this class, I’ll offer practical and pastoral guidance needed to not only embed spiritual direction in our church ministries but to also experience, firsthand, simple but meaningful practices of silence and listening to Jesus, each other, and our own hearts.  


More About Tamara Murphy 

Tamara Murphy delights in helping those who are weary or burdened by the unexamined practices of their faith listen for the fresh invitations of Jesus to watch, walk, and work with him in unforced rhythms of grace. In addition to practicing Spiritual Direction in one-on-one and group settings, Tamara is a freelance writer, mother, and grandmother. She lives with her husband Brian, an Anglican priest, in Bridgeport, CT. Tamara is a Selah fellow with Leadership Transformations, Inc. and a lay leader within the Anglican Church of North America. She’s been a guest on several podcasts, including The Intersection Podcast and Englewood Review of Books. Tamara’s writing has appeared in Plough, Think Christian, and The Englewood Review of Books. Her book The Spacious Path: Practicing Rhythms of Rest in a Fragmented World will be published by Herald Press in Spring 2023. You can find Tamara at her website (tamarahillmurphy.com) and on Instagram (@a_sacramental_life). 


Dates of Live Sessions 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST 

Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST 

SKU: Spiritual Direction Practices