News from the Rueben Job Institute

Welcome to the inauguration of the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. We are beginning with small steps and will provide opportunities for development for some years to come.

We thank our partners, Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders, and Covenant Communities of Spiritual Directors, for their collaboration as we begin this work together.

We are just organizing our on-line courses for 2014. Please check frequently for updates.

Our first course for the new year is a Lenten On-Line Retreat taught by Reverend Dr. Brenda Buckwell, the Director of Learning and Formation for Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders, beginning March 9, 2014.

In the fall of 2014, Reverend Dwight Judy will offer a course on "Discernment in Spiritual Direction" based on his book, Discerning Life Transitions: Listening Together in Spiritual Direction (an imprint book of Spiritual Directors International). Details will be posted soon.

We were very pleased with our inaugural year in 2013.

Reverend Dr. Brenda Buckwell concluded the year with an On-Line Advent Retreat.

Reverend Jane Vennard taught the course, Spiritual Practices to Nourish Your Soul: An Experiential Course for Spiritual Directors, September 23 - November 4.

Reverend Dwight Judy offered the class, A Quiet Pentecost: Imagining and Enhancing your Spiritual Direction/Formation Ministry, June 3 - July 12.

Wil Hernandez, Ph.D., taught the course Henri Nouwen: Journey to Perfection through Imperfection, in the summer.

We look forward to exciting developments as the Rev'd. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt assumes duties as director of the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation.