Tuesday 7 June 2022
10am to 4pm at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House
Discipling people well is no easy task – we need all the wisdom the followers of Christ have discovered over the centuries. One such source is Ignatian spirituality and practice. With its emphases on spiritual discernment, God in all things, the importance of desire and the imagination, along with its regular practice of an examination of consciousness – all this is relevant for believers engaged in everyday life in our complex society.
This workshop’s aim is to help church leaders reflect on Ignatian wisdom and practice, and will open a conversation on how it can be effectively developed within a local church context. It arises out of Stephen’s own journey as a minister engaged in mission practice in local church ministry. He believes it not only saved his own ministry, but over the years has discovered it as an invaluable approach enabling people to become attentive to God’s movement in their lives.
This day is suitable for clergy, ministers, local lay ministers, and other church leaders, and so it is highly suited to coming either solo or even better with other leaders from your Church.
Course leader: Stephen Ibbotson was a Baptist Minister for over 40 years in church-based ministry with wide experience in church growth and church planting. He integrates this with contemplation in the midst of action, both in prayer and theologically. In retirement he leads retreats with his wife Helena, coordinates Sacrista’s Stilling Prayer ministry, offers spiritual accompaniment and coordinates the East Midland Baptist Spiritual Accompaniment initiative. He worships at Southwell Minster while keeping in touch with his Baptist, evangelical and charismatic roots.
Booking your place
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