Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors are as follows:
• 9:30 a.m. – Martin Luther and Ignatius of Loyola; Rev. Kerry Ninemire
Martin Luther and Ignatius of Loyola lived at a time of pivotal change in the world and new awareness of Church corruption. The class will explore their similar but different responses to the challenges of the era. Students will also examine how their theology helped people find God in their everyday life experience – again similar but different.
• 10:55 a.m. – Spiral Dynamics; Philip St. Romain, D. Min
This more recent approach to understanding human growth and development is based on the work of Clare W. Graves, a late-20th C. professor of psychology. His work was elaborated on by Don Beck and Christopher Cowan, who published Spiral Dynamics in 1996. The class will review a DVD developed by Phil St. Romain that he created following a workshop he took with Don Beck in 2004.
• 2 p.m. – Apostolic Spirituality; the Rev. Kerry Ninemire
The word “apostle” means “to be sent.” In this session, students will see that all spirituality focuses on the relationship between God (especially in the person of Jesus Christ) and the individual; however, apostolic spirituality will stress how this is carried into love of neighbor. The class will examine how there is a flow between our personal relationship with Christ and our love of neighbor. Finally, the class will explore how our prayer life can help us discern the best way to love our neighbor in a particular situation.
Class is $50 for the day, which includes lunch, or $75 for Friday overnight, which includes breakfast, plus day. Semester rates are available for commuters and overnight. Find more information on the Internet at heartlandspirituality.org/spiritlife or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 620-792-1232 and ask for Ann.