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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    ministries / Spiritual Life

    Tending the Soul

    Brochure & Application

    About the Tending the Soul Program

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Missional Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The program will offer training in both one-on-one spiritual direction and group/congregational direction and formation as well as provide skills for leadership within their local congregations, Districts and Conference. By the end of the first year, participants will be encouraged to discern the unique way in which they are being called to live out this ministry. The training will occur during six retreats, each four days in duration, spread over a two-year period, these retreats will be offered at one of the Conference Camp & Retreat Centers. A brochure is now available for the next training and can be viewed by clicking here. The next training will begin in February 2023; specific dates can be found in the brochure.

    Brochure & Application

    Click here to download the brochure.
    Click here to download the application.

    Send your completed application, along with two recommendations electronically via email to the Rev. Nancy Dibelius or mail to:

    Rev. Nancy E. Dibelius
    Program Director
    198 Truesdale Hill Road
    Lake George, NY 12845


    Click the following links to read personal reflections from Tending the Soul participants:

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."