Nim Njuguna is a retired Baptist minister and former Quaker prison chaplain/restorative justice trainer. Nim is now involved in researching and writing on diversity and…
Nurturing Our Spiritual Lives Through Spiritual Direction
To listen to another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another’. – Steere, D (1986) Gleanings: A Random Harvest. Upper Room, Nashville
Friends value the primacy of experience of the Spirit and God’s work in our lives above theology and doctrine which are deemed secondary. What then constitutes individual spiritual nurturing and being nurtured for Friends?
Spiritual direction is an ancient practice of cultivating life as a transformational journey that is lived from inside out at a deeper level. It began in the early Church and was later practised by Desert Mothers and Fathers, and also by early Quakers. Spiritual nurturing can happen on a one to one basis or in a group. This course offers opportunities to those with an awareness of their spiritual longings or struggles to explore ways of being Spiritual Companions by listening to the spirit and each other to answer the question, ‘What makes spiritual direction/nurturing distinctively Quaker?’
Live sessions are every Thursday at 19:00-20:30.
Course category: Spirituality & Retreats
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly if you require closed captions.