Spiritual Direction and Retreats

pose.jpgAs a Spiritual Director/Companion Gary supports the unique spiritual journey of individuals by being fully present with them and listening and responding without judgment.

Through a contemplative stance, Gary listens and learns what helps each person experience spiritual vitality.

Spiritual direction/companioning, as facilitated by a variety of spiritual practices including mindfulness, silence, and prayer, inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God.

Gary is available to meet with individuals or groups in person or via phone. gashockley57@gmail.com   704-577-0021


Spiritual Retreats for Ministry Professionals


enSpirit Retreat for Ministry Professionals is a spiritual encounter retreat designed especially for tired, hurting, discouraged, and even burned-out ministry professionals (lay and clergy) who seek renewal, healing, and practical skills for more joyful and authentic living.

Participants will experience powerful and practical tools for profound life change, discover how to be less stressed and more in tune with whom God created them to be, accept personal suffering and loss as pathways rather than detours on their journey toward wholeness and find greater joy and fulfillment in relationships with loved ones.The retreat will invite participants to step back, gain a fresh perspective on life and work, rest and gain the tools necessary to sustain vibrancy in their being and doing.

enSpirit retreats are designed for groups of 3 of more people who are looking for a safe, creative, soul-enriching encounter with God within the context of community.  Each retreat offers instruction, personal and practical activities, creative exercises, solitude, community and spiritual direction.

Retreat formats include a one day, day and a half and two day events. Other formats will be considered according to your group’s needs!

Contact Gary by phone at 704-577-0021 or email at gashockley57@gmail.com

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