This small group ministry is for those who want to explore and deepen their spiritual lives. A series of eight to ten sessions is offered each fall and winter.
The theme of the current series is “Autobiographical Storytelling.” Spiritual development sometimes is unrecognized until expressed in stories and shared with others. Our pains, joys, questions, concerns, and humour are essential aspects of our humanity, our spirituality. In the context of a caring and confidential group, participants will have opportunity to identify and relate important events, such as earliest memories, close friendships, and turning points in their lives. Biblical stories containing similar elements in spiritual growth were included in the Bible as examples not so much of what happened as of what can happen.
This series of ten sessions started on January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Ponderosa Room. It continues each Monday (except February 9, which is Family Day in BC) and concludes on March 16. Anyone who is interested in their own spiritual growth and in developing spiritual friendships is welcome; no biblical or other religious knowledge or experience required. Facilitated by Chuck Anderson, retired professor of religious studies, UBC (firstname.lastname@example.org).