A new aspect of our Grow options for this year is the opportunity for individuals to undertake a program of Spiritual Direction. Pastor of Spiritual Direction, Bob Osborne, is now offering spiritual direction to our community in designate time slots each week.
What is spiritual direction?
Spiritual Direction can be understood as the practice of prayerful and wise life accompaniment. As practiced with Bob, spiritual direction is pastoral in nature, offering conversation that explores, reveals, and leads to more awareness and greater wholeness. Always, the focus is on a richer experience of God’s grace and presence, which leads to a greater understanding of one’s self and circumstances.
Spiritual Direction is not about “fixing” our lives, but rather about seeing God in all things. Our metaphor might be the the “green pasture” (Ps. 23:2), that place and time for our souls to find clarity, rest and direction.
What should I expect in a spiritual direction session with Bob?
You are free to talk about whatever is on your mind. But as with all conversations, where we begin is not necessarily where we end. Our dialogue may well become a trialogue in which we realize the Holy Spirit is leading us together.
Is this a one-time or on-going?
Spiritual Direction is best considered as an on-going discipline, but one-off sessions are welcome.
How much does it cost?
We ask $60 for a one hour appointment. These funds flow back into the ministry of Westside King’s Church which is enabling this ministry venture.
How can I make an appointment?
You can book your appointment in the window below. There are limited time slots available.
Where will we meet? How long will we meet?
Bob’s office is now located in the Westside house (behind the main Westside buildings on the north side). You can park there and come in the house door. Appointments are usually just shy of an hour.
What are Bob’s credentials for this kind of ministry?
Bob has 35 years of ministry experience, as a pastor and teacher, but also as a wise and thoughtful practitioner of the spiritual life. He has specific training in Spiritual Direction from Creighton University (Omaha, NE).
Book your appointment below!