We all face transitions – in life and work. Consistently we find that in transitions we are eager to know the voice of Jesus. Discernment is that point where prayer and action meet, where we move from dynamic communion with Christ to engaged service for Christ. What does this discernment look and feel like – and how can we find space for discernment: for clarity about our lives, work and ministry; for empowerment for the challenges we will face; and, for insight into the ambiguities that mark our lives in the world. For this teaching seminar, we will draw on the wisdom of several spiritual traditions, but give particular attention to how the Ignatian tradition – and particularly the Spiritual Exercise of Ignatius Loyola – provide contemporary Christians of all backgrounds a relevant guide for discernment in times of vocational transition.
$50 General Admission
$60 At the Door
Dr. Gordon T. Smith is the President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology at Ambrose University College and Seminary, in Calgary Alberta. Prior to this he served with reSource Leadership International, an agency that fosters excellence in theological education in the global south – all the while serving in an adjunct teaching capacity at Regent College, Vancouver. Gordon is the author of a number of publications, including Transforming Conversion: ReThinking the Language and Contours of Christian Initiation (Baker, 2010), and Courage and Calling: Maximizing Your God-given Potential (revised edition, IVP 2011).
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Pacific Northwest Conference (Free Methodists)
Seattle Pacific University
Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)
The Inn (UPC)
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Hotel accommodations have been arranged with the Best Western Alderwood, 19332 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA. The hotel room cost is $59. Please call the hotel directly at (425) 775-7600 to make a reservation. You must specify that “I/we will be attending the "NPS Presbytery/Gordon Smith Teaching Retreat” to get this rate. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Beard at 425.355.0922.
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