Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 11: 28-30 MsgB)
As many of you know, my wife, Sandy & I have been working with the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction (SOSD) over the last few years, training folks in the ancient practices of spiritual direction. It’s been such a joy to accompany dozens of godly women and men who are responding to the invitation of Jesus (see above), stepping into this powerful ministry for the greater glory of God!
As we see it, there’s nothing short of a reformation brewing within the westernized church across North America. In our very busy, sometimes very chaotic world, Jesus of Nazareth is extending His invitation to slow down, learn to be still, creating a space for God, our Loving Father, to speak into those busy, over-the-top lives we live.
It’s in response to this reformation, that Sustainable Faith is developing additional training opportunities, making room for others who might feel this wooing of Jesus to learn to live freely and lightly, but not quite ready to step into the ministry of spiritual direction.
So this fall/winter 2019/2020, Sandy and I will be hosting TWO new training opportunities here in the Heartland; “pilot” cohorts aimed at helping you make more room for Jesus in your busy, sometimes stressed-out lives.
I must listen to my life and soul and try to understand what it is truly about – quite apart from what I would like it to be about – or my life will never represent anything real in the world, no matter how earnest my intentions. Parker Palmer
Introducing two “pilot” retreats coming this fall/winter 2019/2020 to the Heartland:
Eight quarterly one-day retreats – two-year period – one beautiful retreat location!
Four quarterly one-day retreats – twelve months – one beautiful retreat location!
Both of these schools will meet in the traditional cohort environment we have successfully used in training folks in spiritual direction, only this time, we will meet quarterly for a one-day learning experience in a beautiful retreat center, offering you an invitation to a truer retreat; an opportunity “to come apart before you come apart!”
These Sustainable Faith retreats are “pilot” projects and will be offered only in a limited capacity with limited registrations. We suggest you click on the above links, read all the details, and then prayerfully consider participating with us on one of these unique retreats. Be sure to drop us an email if you have any questions or concerns!
We look forward to having you on the journey!
Marty & Sandy Boller