Discernment as a Way of Life
A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Decision Making
A course that creates space and community for YOU to grow in spiritual practices for discovering God’s will
For many of us, the past years have brought significant questions to the surface of our lives.
Why is it so difficult to know God’s will and understand His leading?
How do I know God’s will when confronted with a major life decision?
Is there a practical and Biblical way to discern God’s will for my life?
Where can I find a supportive community who can walk with me as I develop discernment?
If any of these questions resonate with you, then this course is for you!
Why explore discernment?
Most mature Christians have wrestled with these and similar questions. When our life path leads to a point where we must choose one road over another, we are often plagued with doubt, fear, and immobility. Or, we may find ourselves making decision after decision without much thought or consideration.
As seasoned Christians we are called to develop our capacity for discernment. We are called not only to seek God’s will in times of major decision making, but also to continually seek discernment for everyday living. How do we go about discerning the will of God and listening for His direction? How do we learn to practice discernment and come to know God and ourselves more clearly in every area of our life?
If developing discernment is something God desires for each of us, how do we learn to practice discernment and come to know God and ourselves more clearly in every area of our life? How do we go about discerning the will of God and listening for His direction?
At the Stillness Collective, we believe developing discernment is vital to a strong, healthy Christian experience.
We have created a course that will guide each participant to:
Explore a Biblical basis for cultivating discernment
Utilize personal and group guided reflections
Learn the ancient insights and practices developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola which were developed in the 15th century and still used today by Christians worldwide
Provide a safe space for processing questions and experiences
Consider a holistic, modern application for discernment development through use of the text The Way of Discernment by Elizabeth Liebert
Form a community of discerners with people who will listen non-judgmentally while offering prayer support and encouragement
This 6 week course will meet on Sunday nights starting May 15 through June 19 from 7-9EST.
The course will be virtual and meet by Zoom.
The course will use the book The Way of Discernment by Elizabeth Liebert. We encourage everyone to purchase this book after you register, as some reading will be required before the first meeting.
This course is for adults who are seasoned Christians from any denomination.
The course is a confidential space where participants will be invited (not required!) to share their stories and experiences in prayer and reflection. All participants will be required to sign a commitment to confidentiality.
The teaching and guided meditations will be recorded so that you may have access to them later. Times of personal sharing within small groups will not be recorded to protect participants’ privacy.
If this course sounds interesting, and you would like to learn more, join us for an interest meeting on May 5th at 7pm. Click here to register.
If you would like one-on-one time with one of our directors, you have the option to add on spiritual direction sessions with the Stillness Collective Director of your choice. You can use this time to further explore your discernment process or for anything else you wish. We believe so strongly in the value of spiritual direction that we are offering this bundle at a reduced price! (For information about spiritual direction, click here.
What We Offer
The course will be led by Janine Rohrer and Carrie Myers, two experienced spiritual directors and ministry leaders, with live music provided by musician and composer David Buchs, also an experienced director and ministry leader.