Events

The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment: A Listening Hearts Lenten Retreat

March 12 – 16, 2019

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer this intensive, four-day retreat to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment.

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Invite Welcome Connect Summit 2019

June 12 – 14, 2019

Mark your calendars for the fourth Invite Welcome Connect Summit, held once again on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Join us June 12–14 as newcomers and seasoned practitioners from around the world come together to work, share ideas, and learn more about this powerful ministry.

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Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

July 15 – 17, 2019

The Beecken Center—in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)—invites clergy and lay spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this disaster chaplaincy training at the beautiful Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, Tennessee, July 15–17, 2019. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.

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