Join us for our April 2020 Companioning Conference:
Hosting Spiritual Conversations
Hospitality. Hosting spiritual conversations is rooted in a kind of hospitality that is grounded in a way of being present and listening wholly, in which inner stillness and attentiveness provide the space for people to speak authentically and know they are being heard.
Humbleness. Hosting spiritual conversations is safest when approached with humbleness of heart and mind, where we are listening as learners, attuned to Spirit and to the heart of another.
Holy Wonder. Hosting spiritual conversations makes room for Holy Wonder as we take a prayerful pose to notice with wonder that, in the words of J.P. Newell:
we may know the sacredness of this moment
and in every moment
as the Living Presence in every presence.
This is for you. Companioning takes place in many areas of our lives. Some of us follow a vocational path of being soul-care providers; counselors, pastors, spiritual directors, medical professionals, hospice workers, chaplains, and educators. However, all of us are companions. We were created to companion. From our beginning we were created to walk alongside God, to walk alongside our friends and family. And in this walking, we are formed in the likeness of Christ.
For a more in-depth exploration of this topic, please participate in one of our intensives on Friday afternoon between 1-5pm.
Saturday Conference Tickets
Saturday Only $95
College Student or Companioning Community Discount $70
Saturday ticket price includes continental breakfast including coffee, tea, and water and catered lunch
Friday Intensive Tickets, 1-5pm
Friday Only $50
In Combination with Saturday $35
College Student Discount $20
Friday Intensives 1-5pm ~ April 24, 2020
Join us for one of these experiential three to four-hour sessions
Schedule ~ Saturday, April 25, 2020
For Expanded Schedule with Session Descriptions
8:40 am Doors Open
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Keynote with Jeff Savage
Companioning with Attentiveness: The Sacred Rhythm of First Voice
10:45 am Breakout Session A
The Gift of Disagreement with Kathi Gatlin
Hosting Spiritual Conversations with Self and Scripture with April Brenneman
Spiritual Conversations with Emerging Adults- Learning to Listen and Explore Faith Questions and Doubts with Chris Murphy
Companioning with Our Shadow: How What We Hide, Repress and Deny Holds the Keys of Connection with Others, Ourselves and God with Michael Simmons
12:00 pm Catered Lunch by LongBottom Coffee and Tea
1:15 pm Keynote with MaryKate Morse
Companioning in the Dark: Spiritual Conversations with Disrupted People
2:45 pm Breakout Session B
Leveling the Playing Field: Stepping out of the Game of Posturing with Katie Skurja
The Arts as Spiritual Conversation with Michelle Winter
Dwelling in the Word: A Listening Practice with Jeff Savage
Redeeming Trauma for Spiritual Growth with Dominic Abaria
4:10 pm Closing
4:30 pm Dismiss
What People Are Saying...
"Very good encouragment from experienced people!"
"A welcoming, comfortable, and reflective space"
This conference was extremely warm and welcoming, as we together, explored relationship with God, others, and self.
"Spacious and challenging in a wonderful way."
"Thankful for connecting with friends, interesting topics, and new ways to think about things."
"Found 'my people'"
"Great conference - really glad I came :)"
This conference offered me plentiful and rich inspiration and encouragement for my companioning work with people walking through suffering. I will be digesting this rich feast and sharing its gifts in my ministry.
"Thanks for all your great work! It was a wonderful day!"
"Thanks for this!"