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Retreat in Daily Life
December 3 - December 9
A week-long opportunity for busy people to find spiritual rest and renewal in their daily schedule.
What is a Retreat in Daily Life?
This week-long session gives you the opportunity to experience a contemplative retreat with daily spiritual direction, without traveling to a retreat center and leaving your daily routine
You will be taught different prayer styles and forms, provided with Scripture to use in prayer, and given a daily session with a spiritual director. The spiritual direction that you will receive is not counseling, but is similar in that it takes place during a one-on-one conversation, and does often result in healing. Spiritual direction is about listening to our inner movements as we read, reflect and meditate on Scripture. It is about the ancient art of spiritual listening, one to another. For centuries men and women, both lay and ordained, have been recognized as having a specific calling to help others draw closer to God. They are gifted in the movement of the Spirit and helping us discern where God is present and working in our lives. A group of spiritual directors will guide us through this retreat. They come from a variety of denominations, each with the call to spiritual direction.
Meet The Spiritual Directors
Tara Owens, MTS, CSD is a spiritual director and supervisor with Anam Cara Ministries and the author of two books, Embracing the Body: Finding God In Our Flesh & Bone and At Play In God’s Creation: An Illuminating Coloring Book. She has taught at the Benet Hill Spiritual Formation Program and at Tyndale Seminary in its Spiritual Direction Practicum. She has been a practicing director for more than more than a decade, and has been a part of the International Church for ten years. Tara has participated in and lead the Retreat in Daily Life as a spiritual director and speaker for eight years.
Dale Brooks. For over thirty years my calling has been in ministry (with Young Life, The Downing House—a retreat center and Women’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church.) I hold a Masters in Theology, am ordained through Evangel Ministerial Association and have been trained in Life Coaching. I hold a certificate in spiritual direction from Benet Hill Monastery. I currently am providing Soul Care at the Potter’s Inn. I started Awakens Ministry with a desire to companion others on their spiritual journeys. Currently that involves facilitating retreats, speaking for different faith communities and listening deeply to people one-on-one to help them know, hear and see how God is moving in their lives. My passion is for spiritual formation and relationships. My desire on the journey with Christ is transformation—from the inside out. I am married to Howard Brooks: he is an amazing gift from God! Chris is our son who lives and works in Seattle.
Craig Hamlow is a Soul Care provider at Potter’s Inn, located in Divide, CO. Craig loves sitting with others and hearing where God is working in their lives to shape and mold them into His image. After serving 10 years in Alaska caring for pastors and missionaries, Craig and his wife Karen, along with their 3 children, moved to Colorado to extend their gifting, experience and heart to shepherd others through Potter’s Inn. Craig is currently apprenticing in spiritual direction with Anam Cara Ministries. Craig loves to worship in the beauty of creation through fly fishing, hiking, camping, and sitting in wonder of what has been made.
Rev. Dr. Herb Lamp. After having served for almost 30 years in the global missionary force in the countries of Serbia, Austria, and Germany, Herb returned to the United States and now shepherds missionaries across the globe with Barnabas International. He holds advanced degrees in Old Testament from Trinity International University as well as a doctorate in spiritual formation and spiritual direction training from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of a soon-to-be published book on spiritual formation for missionaries. His passion is encouraging and caring for those who serve Jesus in Kingdom ministries around the world. His wife, Debbie, is director of Equipping Women International, a training ministry for missionary women. The Lamps have three children, three grandchildren and presently reside in Colorado Springs.
Niecy LoCricchio is Director of Soul Care and Development at Denver Leadership Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to investing in the soul health of urban leaders. She has recently completed training at The Soul Care Institute and is under apprenticeship in Spiritual Direction at Anam Cara Ministries. For more than a decade, Niecy has had the joy of serving in ministry to youth and women, moved by a deep desire to help people live in the freedom of their belovedness. She lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband Jeff where they are currently working on their Samba dance skills.
Shelley McBride. I received a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from the Benet Hill Spiritual Formation Program in 2014, and completed training from the Larry Crabb School of Spiritual Direction later that year. I believe the practice of soul care benefits greatly from ongoing training. I am also a Certified Life Coach. These two disciplines do not generally overlap in sessions, although they inform each other. My spiritual journey is through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. My growth has largely been through spiritual community, as well as individual spiritual disciplines of contemplative prayer, solitude and silence, and Scripture study and meditation. My faith tradition has primarily been Evangelical Presbyterian, but I honor those seeking relationship with God through many Christian traditions. In lay-ministry, I am currently an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs. I have served many years leading various small groups, cultivating community and soul friendships. And I have a passion for serving and living life with people in our city in places of brokenness and poverty, which I consider serving as the hands and feet of God. I am a member of Spiritual Direction International, and Spiritual Direction Colorado. I recently retired from serving as Finance Director for Reach One Touch One Ministries.
Rachel Reed has been in ministry for 12 years and has recently shifted her focus to be primarily about the care of the individual soul and the tension we enter into daily of the broken realities we hold before the hope of full restoration to come. She believes it is here we can encounter the most beautiful echoes of the Trinity dwelling among humanity. Rachel completed a BA in Psychology from Clemson University, is a certified Life Plan facilitator through the Patterson Center, received a certificate of Soul Care from Potter’s Inn and Fuller University, and is apprenticing as a Spiritual Director with Anam Cara Ministries. She resides just outside of Denver, Colorado with her husband, Colin, and their Spanish Water Dog, Lucie, where she enjoys craft coffee shops, exploring Denver’s phenomenal food scene, running along the South Platte River, and getting away into the mountains as often as possible.
Lindsey Rowe is the program director for the Soul Care Institute, a two-year program that helps Christians in ministry and marketplace build a lasting foundation to sustain their God given vocation. She loves seeing God at work in simple yet profound ways that lead to transformation and so is currently in a spiritual direction apprenticeship with Anam Cara Ministries. Lindsey and her husband, Mike, have two school age children and have lived in Colorado Springs for seven years.
Leta Van Meter is God’s beloved daughter. She currently serves as a spiritual director, retreat speaker and sabbatical coach with Paraclete Mission Group. Along with her husband, Jim, she has been in cross-cultural ministry since 1970, serving as a resident missionary in Indonesia and the Philippines, before becoming Director of Personnel Development with OC International from 1990 ~ 2000. During a time of sabbatical, having experienced the love and intimacy with the triune God in a new and deeper way, her heart was refocused from a primary driven-ness on the Great Commission to the unconditional, intimate and inviting love of the Great Commandment. Leta is passionate about journeying with others towards healthy care of their soul and deeper intimacy with God. She is a graduate of Vanguard University and holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Denver and Fuller Seminary. For fun, she likes to hike in the beauty of Colorado with her boyfriend of 52 years. She is the mother of two adult children and grandmother of five grandchildren.
What will my participation look like?
- Attend an Orientation on December 3 from 6-8 pm at the International Anglican Church
- Attend a Closure Celebration on December 9 from 6-8 pm at the International Anglican Church
- Each day spend 30 minutes in directed prayer as provided by your spiritual director
- From Monday to Friday, meet with your spiritual director for 30 minutes each day during one of three flexible time slots. These meetings will take place at the Just Living Center.
Who is this for?
If you can identify with any of the following, this week might be helpful to you:
- I long to know Jesus more deeply, especially in this Advent season.
- Meditation is something that I have always been interested in. How do I meditate on the Scriptures?
- I only pray in church. I would love to be able to pray throughout the week.
- My work life is one thing and my Christian life another. How do I bring them closer together?
- I need to pray about a situation towards which I feel resentment or bitterness
- There is a situation or decision in my life that I need discernment and wisdom about
- God feels so distant, but Scripture says that God is also close. I would like to experience that.
- I feel like my prayer life is one-way, I’m wondering why I don’t hear from God.
- Silence is hard for me, but I know I need more of it. I need help and structure.
Retreatants can expect to:
- Learn more about prayer and various prayer forms
- Learn about spiritual direction
- Discover what it is like to share your spiritual journey with another person
- Experience a different prayer rhythm in your life
- Deepen your sense of community
- Experience the refreshment that retreat time offers
Registration Fee: $100 by cash or check payable to IAC. Please write RDL on the memo line.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please speak with Tara Owens for details.
Please return your form and payment on or before December 2, 2017.
Space is extremely limited, please register early in order to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to reserve a space, please email Tara Owens at tara at anamcara dot com.