Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday October 23, 5:00 pm – Friday October 24, 9:00pm
More information will be coming soon, yet we wanted to give you a foretaste of this exciting event so you would make room on your calendars!
The Integrated Journey: the upward, inward and outward spiritual journey.
Will regularly teaches on the spirituality of Henri Nouwen at Fuller Theological Seminary, Haggard Graduate School of Theology (Azusa Pacific University) and at the Center for Religion and Spirituality (Loyola Marymount University). Wil is the author of Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality of Imperfection (Paulist Press, 2006) and Henri Nouwen and Soul Care: A Ministry of Integration (Paulist Press, 2008).
Keith Matthews serves as an associate professor and directs the Field Education and Master of Arts in Ministry Management Programs at the Haggard Graduate School of Theology, and also is an as an adjunct faculty member at Fuller Seminary in the Doctor of Ministry program. Keith has served in pastoral leadership at several churches, including a role as lead pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. He is also an accomplished author, having written Dallas Willard’s Study Guide to The Divine Conspiracy, 2001; and “How Is It With Your Soul?”, in Sojourner’s Magazine, 2003, which details his interviews with Richard Foster and Dallas Willard regarding Renovare, Inc. Matthews latest writing projects include two Christian inspirational books.
This is a time to connect with other pastors, staff and leaders to have some meaningful interaction with one another about our spiritual journeys – the upward, inward and outward elements. Some of our time will be focused and guided; other parts will be more spontaneous and experiential. Some of our discussions and exercises will take place at the Fountain Room in Hollywood, other times will take place as some interesting sites in the Los Angeles area.
TBA (Expect $10-25, depending on what is included.)
(schedule and themes are subject to change)
Thursday Evening:The Upward Journey (TBA)
Friday Morning: Nouwen’s Spiritual Journey (Wil Hernandez)
This session tackles the inward, outward, and upward thrust of Nouwen’s spiritual journey, which unravels the very texture and shape of all our journeying realities. Specifically, it underscores the highly integrative way Nouwen embodied his own spirituality, resulting in his equally integrated approach to ministry.
Friday Afternoon: The Inward Journey (Keith Matthews)
Friday Evening: The Outward Journey (TBA)
Out of Town Guests
Members of various churches in LA are willing to host you so that you can save on costs. If you prefer to get a hotel, try and find something close to The Fountain Room at 4903 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028.