Christine Betz Hall's Blog (5)

A Wide View of Ministry: Way of the Spirit

Are you a faithful person who has trouble applying the word "ministry" to what you do? I wrote the SEEDS article linked below with a wide view of "ministry." That’s the core of the Way of the Spirit retreat-study program. Apply now for the January 16-19th retreat on spiritual discernment for Spirit-led ministry in the manner of Friends.…



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Added by Christine Betz Hall on 11th mo. 14, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Questions about Way of the Spirit

Is Way of the Spirit grounded among Quakers? Can non-Quakers attend? Great questions from fall outreach! My responses may surprise you. Read and subscribe to the email list: http://tinyurl.com/WOTSandQuakers 

 

January 10-13th Way of the Spirit retreat on Spiritual…

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Added by Christine Betz Hall on 12th mo. 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Summer Outreach in Pacific Northwest—Way of the Spirit

In the middle of its first year-long retreat cycle, the Way of  the Spirit program is looking ahead to 2013.

Three retreats over a year's time will empower Spirit-led service within and beyond faith communities in the Pacific…

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Added by Christine Betz Hall on 5th mo. 31, 2012 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Inward Listening in Faithful Service

... listening in prayer is necessary as you learn how to see, test, taste, and value your ministry—the nature of the gift, and of your stewardship of it. You should seek to be able to pray honestly about your service, and expect to be shown what is missing, what is worth preserving, and what is to be rejected. As ever, the first motion is to wait until you can feel the cool, quiet, strong flow of light and love. … —Brian Drayton. On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry, 2006,…

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Added by Christine Betz Hall on 10th mo. 6, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Way of the Spirit

“We serve in the new way of the Spirit” —Romans 7:6 NIV

 

What do you want from a life of faith? Maybe you’ve attended worship for years, read books, gone to bible studies and retreats. You wonder, “Will it ever come together into some clear whole?” Or “I know I have gifts I’m meant to use for good, but it’s not happening. What’s holding me back?” Maybe you ask the first question this way, “What does God desire of my life? How can I do what I am called to…

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Added by Christine Betz Hall on 9th mo. 12, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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