MSW Ministries in partnership with the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona presents:
Conversations with Ellen Kogstad
March 12, 2022 9a -3p
Conversation 1: Punctuation Marks in Spiritual Direction
As spiritual directors we are witnesses to the movement of the Spirit in the lives of our directees. We listen to the joys (!), the declarations (.), the season of grief or crisis (!), the musings that call for more attention(…). Also, we listen with awareness to the prompting inside ourselves that beg to be heard — later in supervision. Each direction session is layered with meaning, history and potentially confusion. Attending to the mix will serve our directees well and bring depth to our skills as directors.
Conversation 2: Celtic Christianity – Carrying Blessing for Life Transformation
Peace, blessing, inclusion, Trinity, the Big Book, liminal space, poetry are distinctives of the Celtic branch of the Christian family tree. The Celts–both historically and in the present-day Iona community–“carry blessing” into the world. We will reflect on the transformative impact of this unique spirituality and end with composing blessings to take and share with friends and enemies, family and strangers.
Cost: $20 (Lunch and materials provided)
Location: 8445 E. Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Ellen Kogstad is a spiritual director and trainer of spiritual directors. She co-founded the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. She recently retired after 19 years at the seminary and was honored a Doctor of Divinity for her ministry. In addition to a private practice of spiritual direction, Ellen continues to serve as Director of Spiritual Formation at New Moms, a ministry she founded in 1983 for young mothers and their children. She is available to the 55+ team members as a spiritual director. She is married with a grown son.