Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 6:45pm

Are you considering whether to make a change in your life—large, small, or somewhere in between? Are you discerning a new call? Would you like to explore ways to more fully open yourself to God in your decision-making process?

As author Nancy L. Bieber explains, “Making decisions . . . will flow more smoothly when we recognize it as a sacred process and are willing to allow the Spirit to illuminate our decision making.”

Using Nancy Bieber’s book, Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way as a guide, we will explore three major themes of spiritual discernment: being willing, attentive, and responsive as we strive to make wise decisions.

We will meet for six sessions. Please note that not all the dates are consecutive; there is a break between Weeks 1 and 2 and another between Weeks 4 and 5. This spacing allows additional time for reading and experimenting with practices recommended in the book. Participants are asked to commit to attending all or as many sessions as feasible.

Our facilitator Kathy Deal was an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work before her retirement in 2014. She is a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School of Action and Contemplation and Stillpoint’s Spiritual Direction, Formation and Training Program. Kathy is a spiritual director and a member of the Cathedral Congregation.

All participants are asked to bring a copy of the book and a journal or notebook to class.

What: Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment
Date & Time: Six Thursday evenings, 6:45 to 8:45 pm, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 8, and August 15.
Facilitator: Kathy Deal
Required reading: Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment by Nancy L. Bieber. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2010. Paperback. 197 pages.
RSVP Required: [email protected]

The class limit is 16 participants. Each person must register individually. Participants will receive confirmation from the registrar.

  • Admission
    • Free; Registration required
  • Dates Offered
    • January 1, 1970 |