This 4-week course accompanies holy listeners through experiential learning, reflection, creative practices and discussion into a deeper cultural awareness as they seek to faithfully welcome the "other" as their fellow pilgrims. Topics include: Development of cultural identity and early faith formation; privilege, power and two sides of the cross; listening companions in an intercultural experience and the miracle of the Pentecost. The course includes a 90-minute weekly Zoom class (four in total) and additional resources for individual reflection and learning outside of the live online gatherings. Participants do not have to be trained spiritual directors. Anyone who engages in, or is interested to learn about intentional soul friendships is invited to participate.
Kaisa is a certified Christian spiritual director and workshop leader. She holds B.A. in Childhood Studies from University of Wales, Bangor and a Spiritual Director Certificate from Sustainable Faith. Kaisa is a Finland native, and before moving to the USA she served families as a pioneering member of a missions organization and on pastoral staff of a multicultural church in Amsterdam for nearly a decade. Currently Kaisa lives in sunny Denver where she offers spiritual direction to both children and adults. She also hosts creative contemplative retreats, writes prayer guides, and crafts handheld prayer tools. You can find her writings and tactile prayer tools on her spiritual direction practice website at www.kutsucompanions.com.Email