Our Ministries


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, of walking with an individual on his/her life journey. It includes learning more about spiritual disciplines. God wants us to have joyful, abundant lives. Spiritual disciplines better equip us for living our lives fully. In spiritual direction, the director works with individuals to open up their journey to be fuller and more abundant, and to discern what it is God is calling them to do for their community and world. The spiritual director is like a coach or a mid-wife or a coach on the journey.

 

 

What might the focus be in a spiritual direction session?

  • Exploring your relationship with God and your images of God.
  • Understanding a time of transition and where God is in the chaos.
  • Learning ways of praying that are right for you.
  • Understanding forgiveness and how to forgive yourself and others.
  • Talking about what’s happening in your life and God’s presence or absence.
  • Discernment in times of choices.

What does spiritual direction cost?

We use a sliding scale of $40 to $80—your choice of amount.  We are willing to negotiate if even $40 is too much.

Where are sessions held?

We meet with people in the meditation room/library of RBCC.

What are your qualifications?

Marcia McLaughlin is certified as a Spiritual Director with a Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.  She is a commissioned minister in the United Church of Christ and has been a Spiritual Director for 14 years.

Rev. Dan Stern is also certified as a Spiritual Director through the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.  He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, having pastored UCC congregations for 28 plus years.

Contact Information

Marcia McLaughlin

206-228-4354

marcia_mclaughlin@comcast.net

 

 Rev. Dan Stern

 206-240-4500

 danstern@juno.com

 https://revdanstern.wordpress.com/

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