Upcoming Opportunities

I invite your participation in these upcoming opportunities:

 

Ashland Theological Seminary

Spiritual Discipline Class at Ashland Theological Seminary Coming Fall 2017

Rev. Dr. Brenda K. Buckwell, Obl. OSB, Instructor

Experience ancient prayer disciplines and discovery a contemporary way of seeing God in all things.

ON-SITE in Columbus, OH

Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
Dates: September 8/9; October 6/7; November 3/4
Friday – 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday – 8:00AM-4:00PM (in Columbus, OH)
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the nature and processes of spiritual formation, drawing upon the models of Dallas Willard and Robert Mulholland. It explores spiritual growth as directed by the Holy Spirit through classical disciplines, both personal and communal, of the Christian tradition. Students will have the opportunity to practice particular spiritual disciplines for growth in personal and social holiness. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

To register CLICK HERE for the Ashland Seminary website.

 

ONLINE COURSE:

SPF 5542 (Prayer)
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
Online Course
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

To register CLICK HERE for the Ashland Seminary website.

 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 

The Way of Forgiveness

coming online October 9, 2017 – November 17, 2017

From the hit series Companions in Christ, by Upper Room publishers. The Way of Forgive is being released online with enhance video and culturally current events. Forgiveness never goes out of date. This opportunity is designed for:

  • Small congregations seeking a short 6-week spiritual formation and bible study experience
  • Large congregations desiring train leaders for in home small group opportunities.
  • Clergy, church leadership and laity dealing with the unsettled current affairs of our nation and world.
  • Individuals can sign up for this class.
  • Small groups can sign up and gather together once weekly to process that teaching material in group and then post individually online in the discussion forums.

Required textbook: Marjorie J. Thompson, 2002, Companions in Christ – the Way of Forgiveness, A Small-group experience in Spiritual Formation Participants’ Book, (Upper Room Books: Nashville), IBS #0-8358-0980-3

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Upper Room Books.

 

The Heartbeat of Leadership

Strengthening interior personal leadership through techniques akin to spiritual direction

A Webinar – Two days only*
October 19 & 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT
Cost: $50.00
There are two side of leadership: (1) professional leadership which includes the “hard” skills and abilities of tasks, management and technical abilities and (2) personal leadership known as the “soft” skills of leadership. These unseen attributes, motivations, life skills have profound influence upon professional leadership.

Professional Leadership can only go as far as personal leadership allows.

By expanding Peter Koestenbaum’s Diamond Leadership model in book Inner Side of Greatness, together we will integrate spiritual direction techniques of storytelling and holy listening for a narrative empowerment personal leadership. Between class meetings you will have the opportunity to discover your shape of leadership through an online assessment that will generate the second week conversation to shape your skills for soulful expansion of personal leadership. Ultimately participants will explore leadership as story and discover the heartbeat of personal leadership and power for the potential to exceed current your leadership level.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with UMC CyberCampus.

 

 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Desert Spirituality II – Going Deeper

The Seeker and The Saint

Six-Week Online Course  |  April 9, 2018 – May 18, 2018

During this six-week class you will have the opportunity to “get to know” some of these ancient sages of Christian wisdom; hear their stories of God’s miraculous presence in life and contemplate their wisdom sayings.  Each week you will experience a prayer practice from St. Benedict’s tradition of Desert Wisdom.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.

 

 

Living Streams Flowing Water

Online Formational Experience

With bi-weekly spiritual direction

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercise

A 39-week process of deepening relationship with Jesus
Beginning September 11, 2017 – May 2018

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

 

Water Heart

Spiritual Direction and Leadership Coaching

Professional Leadership is only as strong as personal core leadership.

Increase excellence and expand awareness of God in our ever-changing world and personal relationships through coaching and spiritual direction. Brenda provides spiritual direction and coaching through video conferencing, on the phone and in person. Don’t let geography inhibit your next steps into the dance of God’s unfolding possibilities.

Please use the contact form to schedule your first free conversation.

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Advance Notice for Classes | Complete Information Coming Soon

 

Center Quest Lifelong Learning Community


Contemplative Prayer 2: A Way of Listening

March 26, 2018 – April 21, 2018

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Habits of the Heart

Fall 2018

 

UMC Certified Lay Ministry Training

The Art of Mediation

March 17, 2018

 

 


Retreats


Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017

Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days
This year’s Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days follow the theme of calendar seasons. Each season, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring brings unique insights and invitations for the spiritual journey. Even in climates where there is very little seasonal change in temperature, the trained eye can notice little nuances suggesting the slightest interior movement of God’s divine creating. Each season you are invited explore the interior landscape of your heart while experiencing the beauty and joy of the season through a photo pilgrimage prayer walk. In addition to the photo pilgrimage, each Seasonal Sabbath Retreat will have three additional guided prayer practices.

Registration Now Open
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Online self-guided retreats provide participants with framework for personal prayerful reflection, Examen and silence. Participants work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home or work space. After completion of registration the materials come directly to your “inbox”. Seasonal self-guided retreat opportunities are available individually (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) or at a discounted rate when all four seasonal retreats are purchased with your first initial registration.

 


Supply Preaching

 

Pulpit

Brenda is available for Supply Preaching when her schedule permits.  For an example of Brenda’s preaching, click here for a recent sermon video.

If you would like to invite Brenda to preach for your congregation, please use the online contact form.  Click here.

Supply Preaching David Lutheran Church

Our church had a time period of 2 ½ months between Pastors. Over that time period Pastor Brenda preached at David Lutheran on 4 weekends (three services each weekend) and also for Ash Wednesday. Our members received her sermons very well. She engages the congregation in her sermons and uses personal stories to give her sermons a more personal touch. Pastor Brenda always ends her sermons asking reflective questions to our members and encouraging them to think about how the scripture lessons are reflected in how we live our lives. While she is an ordained Methodist Minister, she was very thoughtful and cautious about following the Lutheran traditions. She was very gracious to our members and easily engaged in conversation with them. It was a pleasure having her for our supply pastor!