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Online Course: Creativity and Divine Surprise: Contemplative Creative Expression in Spiritual Direction and Formation

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Karla M. Kincannon
Course Fee: $200.00 (includes 2 CEUs)

The spiritual journey and the creative process are full of mystery often taking unexpected twists and turns. Both lead us into places we never intended to go with surprising results. Examining the spiritual journey through the lens of the creative process moves us into the realms of mystics and ancient teachers of the Church by inviting a deep awareness of the Presence of the Holy. If you are ready to explore your own creativity for use as a tool for discernment, healing and reconciliation in spiritual direction/formation ministries, journey with your classmates for six-weeks of discovery and Divine surprises. Explore the connection between creativity and the movements in the spiritual life. Experience various means of contemplative creative expression as tools for knowing God, self and others. Experiments in creative expression will be shared. Participants will design a way to use contemplative creative expression in their locale. No artistic training is necessary.


November 12, 2018


Rueben Job Institute Online Courses

The Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation offers a number of online courses for continuing education credit. These online courses provide an opportunity for both clergy and lay to explore meaningful facts of their own spiritual formation and their leadership with others in spiritual formation/direction ministries. These instructors interact with students each week over a six-week period and while there are weekly deadlines, participants are able engage the class on their own schedules within each week. For most courses, participants spend 3-4 hours per week to complete all aspects of the course and receive 2 CEUs.