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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Meet the Spiritual Directors

    Meet the Spiritual Directors: Bonnie Kreutter

    October 10, 2019 / By Bonnie Kreutter, Geneseo UMC / 1 Comment

    Tending the Soul (TTS) is s a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation.

    When I took the TTS training , I was focused on spiritual direction and thought “I’m not really interested in congregational formation.” At that point, I can now picture the Lord chuckling to Himself! Since completing the program, my work has been congregational formation pretty much, although I do listen to people in a different, deeper way and look to see where God is in “things” much more than before.

    I have developed and run six different women’s day retreats. I have offered a monthly mini retreat program on Spiritual Disciplines. I have done a workshop on walking the Labyrinth.  I have set up several different prayer initiatives at my church.

    My aim is to be open to what God has for me to do to help others grow more and more in the image of Jesus.  I have been blessed by each and every opportunity to walk along with others on their faith journeys.

    Comments 1

    We at GUMC are happy to have Bonnie as Spiritual Director and friend. She is a mover and shaker, as well as a thoughtful and empathetic sister to all. Our prayers are with her as she senses God's leading in all she is and does.

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on October 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."