Second Breath 4: The Outward Journey of Service
In the final class of our core series, The Outward Journey of Service, we ask:
WHY AM I HERE?
WHAT HAS MY ENTIRE LIFE, THUS FAR, PREPARED ME TO DO?
WHERE DO MY GIFTS INTERSECT WITH THE WORLD’S NEEDS?
We explore and embrace, with great energy, our special way of being in the world.
In this class, we examine our personal history and look at what has brought us fulfillment, joy and deep satisfaction. We gain the understanding that our inward journey is what empowers and readies us to go out into the world with renewed energy and commitment.Enroll now for our on-campus Winter/Spring 2020 term.
The journey outward
How to move forward becomes clearer by looking backwards at our lives — acknowledging that everything in our life matters.
Trusting our three centers of intelligence
We learn how to trust mind, body and heart with the deepest questions we have about living a life of meaning — a life of freedom and fullness.
We respect and explore the wisdom within us
This wisdom guides us each day and also helps us access the courage to become fully expressed in all we do.
We spend time in community
We learn how to be present not only to our own discernment process but to the process of others — all holding in trust the essential questions in our lives.
We experience the Clearness Committee process
This is where we bring our hunches about what might be the next steps for our outward journey, trusting the wisdom of our community to help us build upon our path.
Structure for all core classes
We assume that the wisdom needed for this journey is inside each person — and we help you create space for this wisdom to emerge.
Content is delivered in person or in video segments presented online — along with supporting reading material.
You will be invited to slow down time and take time to reflect on the most pressing questions about your life.
If desired, you can share reflections around a table with others in a safe and trusting space.
Spiritual practices incorporated throughout the course will help you access the wisdom of the body, heart and mind — which is central to shifting into new life.Enroll Now
As a pastor of congregations for over thirty years and as one who has known the work of the Servant Leadership School/Second Breath for twenty years, I can testify to its effectiveness and sustainability. It has much to offer clergy who are searching for resources to make their calling to congregational ministry rich and rewarding for themselves and for their congregations.
The Reverend Winston B. Charles, Ph.D., Retired Episcopal Priest