An Experience in Small Group Spiritual Direction at McGuire United Methodist Church

Full Title
An Experience in Small Group Spiritual Direction at McGuire United Methodist Church
Author
Cynthia Frances Johnson Hooton D.Min.
Abstract
This research project studied the benefit of developing a Christian formation process at McGuire United Methodist Church in Monroe, Louisiana, focused on developing intimacy with God and the community of faith through small group spiritual direction; the personal prayer practices of journaling, praying the Psalms, Lectio Divina, and centering prayer; and, St. Benedict's monastic virtues of stability, obedience and conversion of life. The flow of spiritual direction included group contemplative silence, a time for each participant to share their journey into God, and a commitment to listen, reflect, and respond to the other group members’ narratives of their journey into God.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spiritual Direction
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Frederick W. Schmidt Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2019
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