Spirituality Enrichment Fund
Living a Vibrant Spiritual Life
A fund created by Center for Spiritual Wisdom to enhance the spiritual vitality of Episcopal congregations in Western N.C. Supported by the Episcopal Foundation of Western North Carolina
Spirituality Enrichment Fund
A fund created by Center for Spiritual Wisdom to enhance the spiritual vitality of Episcopal congregations in Western N.C. Supported by the Episcopal Foundation of Western North Carolina — now extended through 2021!
HOW IT WORKS
- The fund pays up to half the cost for spiritual growth programs, based on need, and subject to approval from the Foundation if more than $800
- Center for Spiritual Wisdom (CSW) provides the content
- CSW works with Rector/Priest-in-Charge in planning & design
Sample Offerings: clergy peer group facilitation, retreat design & leadership, Centering Prayer & Enneagram workshops, Sunday morning programming, spiritual direction for clergy, pilgrimage planning, adult formation consultation, and many others (see list below)
Our most effective offerings are those in partnership with clergy and lay leaders
- You join an Episcopal clergy peer group run by CSW. Your continuing education account pays 2/3 of the cost and the Spirituality Enrichment Fund pays the rest.
- Your parish invites CSW to plan & lead an “Introduction to the Enneagram” workshop. Registration fees pay half the cost & the Spirituality Enrichment Fund pays the rest.
- You engage Rob Field to be your spiritual director. Your continuing education fund pays 60% of the cost and the Spirituality Enrichment Fund pays the rest.
- You invite CSW to present a “Spirituality of Leadership” seminar at your next Vestry retreat. Vestry expense line item in the budget pays half the cost and the Spirituality Enrichment Fund pays the rest.
Center for Spiritual Wisdom Offerings - Past & Present
- Vestry Retreat (Holy Cross, Tryon)
- Spiritual Direction for Clergy (in person or via Zoom/Skype/telephone)
- Clergy Peer Group facilitation (Mountain Deanery)
- ‘Everything I Need to Know about God I Learned from My Dog (No Kidding!)’ (St. John’s, Franklin)
- Intro to the Enneagram Workshop (Grace, Morganton)
- Intro to Centering Prayer Workshop (numerous congregations)
- ‘Wisdom of the Saints’ Sunday series (Good Shepherd, Cashiers)
- Guest Sunday adult education presenter (numerous parishes)
- Enneagram-based staff in-service seminar (Lake Logan)
- Pilgrimage Organization & Leadership (Israel & Italy)
- ‘Falling Upward’ Retreat (based on book by R. Rohr – D.O.K. chapter)
- Pilgrimage: The Way of St. Francis & St. Clare (Italy 2019)
- Pilgrimage: Israel-Palestine (2016 & 2018)
- Sabbatical Programming in the Parish (while Rector is away) [St. John’s, Franklin]
- ‘The Universal Christ’ Learning Series (based on R. Rohr book 2020)
- Lectio Divina weekly group facilitation
- The Wisdom of World Religions
- The Enneagram for Spiritual Growth Retreat (VCCC 2018 & 2019)
- Seminary Consultation (Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary)