Group Spiritual Direction
Presenter: The Rev. Elizabeth I. Rechter
In this introduction to group spiritual direction, participants – limited to 12 participants per session — will start with a time of silence or a short meditation. Each person then in turn will be invited to share for five minutes about what is on their heart.
Following each sharing each person in the group will pray silently for the individual who presented.
The purpose of these groups is not counseling or therapy. The intentional goal of group spiritual direction is to help participants become more aware of God in their lives today, in the companionship of others, and to engage in prayer for one another.
The Rev. Elizabeth I. Rechter is an experienced teacher and retreat leader. Formerly rector of St. Mary’s Church, Laguna Beach, she currently is executive director of Stillpoint: the Center for Christian Spirituality, which offers a formation program for spiritual directors and programs for the support of contemplative practice.