From June 8-12, a group of six students attended the “Examining Approaches in Pastoral Nurture” Residential Institute at the Graduate Theological Foundation. Moderated by Dr. John H. Morgan, Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, the Institute focused on a number of schools of thought within psychology relevant to ministry professionals involved in counseling, spiritual direction, chaplaincy, and related fields. Students enjoyed the collegial and nurturing atmosphere during the Institute while also engaging in intensive reading, writing and presenting to the group.
Later this month, a special GTF Institute on “Transformational Servant Leadership” will be held at Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut, and moderated by Dr. Susan Fowler, Dorothy Day Professor of Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Foundation. From June 22-26, the Institute offers those in leadership positions the opportunity to cultivate their inner lives, to take time apart for personal reflection, skill building and spiritual deepening, and to consider practical application of what their leadership arising from a core of spiritual groundedness might look like. Learn more about Dr. Fowler’s upcoming Institute by reading a recent interview with her.