February 3 - March 10, 2022

Virtual Sessions on Thursdays, 3-4:30pm PT

In this first 6-week course of our Forming as Soul Companions series, we will look at our spiritual selves and embrace the sacredness of our humanity using resources from spirituality and psychology. When we become more self-aware, we can increase our capacity to host others. Join Kathi in beginning to learn how to listen to ourselves, God, and others.

Resources

  • Required Book: Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human by David Benner

  • Required Book: Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred by Mark Nepo

Our Guide

Instructor

Kathi Gatlin

Kathi Gatlin founded Boldly Loved and co-founded the Companioning Center to bring together her two greatest passions: spiritual formation and teaching. In this, she utilizes her DMin. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary and her M.Ed. earned through George Fox University. Her greatest joy is walking alongside others, individually and in groups, in their own spiritual journey, sharing ways of understanding God anew through contemplative prayer and teaching, and to see them grow in the depth of their own understanding of who God is and who they are in relationship with God. Kathi is a spiritual director, writer, spiritual formation group facilitator, retreat speaker, leadership mentor, and adjunct professor at George Fox University. For more information about Kathi, check out boldlyloved.org.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Week One | Introduction

    • Weekly Assignment

    • Learning Journal Reflection

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, Feb. 3; 3-4:30pm PT

    • Group Covenant

  • 3

    Week Two | Defining the Spiritual Journey

    • Weekly Assignment

    • Learning Journal Reflection - Due Feb 10

    • Contemplative Prayer Practice - Centering Prayer

    • Centering Prayer Instructions

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, Feb. 10; 3-4:30pm PT

  • 4

    Week Three | Lived Spirituality

    • Weekly Assignment

    • Contemplative Prayer Practice - Visio Divina

    • Soul Collage Instructions

    • Andre Rublev's Trinity Icon

    • CAC's Blog Explaining Rublev's Trinity Icon

    • History about Rublev's Trinity Icon

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, Feb. 17; 3-4:30pm PT

  • 5

    Week Four | Awareness, Wonder, & Otherness

    • Weekly Assignment

    • Contemplative Prayer Practice - Contemplative Nature Walk

    • Learning Journal Reflection - Due Feb 24

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, Feb. 24; 3-4:30pm PT

  • 6

    Week Five | Reality, Presence, & Surrender

    • Weekly Assignment

    • Contemplative Prayer Practice - Examen

    • Learning Journal Reflection - Due March 3

    • Final Reflection Instructions - Due before our final Zoom session on March 10

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, March 3; 3-4:30pm PT

  • 7

    Week Six | Reflecting on the Journey

    • Contemplative Prayer Practice - Lectio Divina

    • Final Reflection Assignment - Due March 10

    • Final Group Reflection - Due March 10

    • Zoom Chat: Thursday, March 10; 4-5:30pm PT