Listening Deep, Listening Wide

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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“Listening Together” Fall 2022

Join us for “Listening Wide”


An introduction to justice-informed deep listening in our communities
with Heidi Miller, PhD, and Jackie Trotter Dove, DMin cand.,
pictured below left and right, respectively.
 
Heidi Miller
 

Date: Thursday September 29, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 
Format: This is a hybrid event with both Online or Onsite participants with Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, MA

Register: For info and to register, click here.
 
 
“Listening Wide” – Do you hear it? Voices from every corner of current culture seem to be intensifying, calling for reliable, life-giving companions to help navigate relentless injustices, deconstructions, and upheavals. Pick the context and the need for deep listening is there. The call for deep listeners/spiritual directors has never been greater. The work of deep listeners/spiritual directors has never been more stretching. This event introduces the timely, wider work of being a justice-informed listening presence beyond the traditional one-on-one conversations held in personalized settings into the dynamic swirl of our surrounding “neighborhoods.” How does context impact the practice of being present? How might attention to our neighborhoods sharpen and stretch our call as deep listeners? Join us for large and small group interactions, along with personal reflection, as we experience “Listening Together.”

Facilitators:
Heidi Miller, PhD, is no stranger to Rolling Ridge. As lead faculty for our “Gateways to God” two-year training in missional spiritual direction and the newly forming advanced training, “Deep Listening in the Neighborhood,” Heidi shares seasoned heart and voice from her more than 20 years in academic and non-profit settings. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Spirituality and Christian Ministry as well as Director of Doctor of Ministry at Mercer School of Theology, Mercer University (Georgia). Her areas of teaching, research, and writing focus on transformative leadership, spirituality, transition and trauma, justice, and worship. Heidi designs and facilitates curriculum in spiritual direction and soul tending in one-on-one, small group,
community, congregational, and organizational contexts.

Jackie Trotter Dove, Phd cand., is a seasoned deep listener and founder/president of Paraclete Place, a nonprofit that provides spiritual companionship, emotional and meditative sacred space, education awareness, and short-term residency to Breast Cancer and other cancer survivors and their families as they journey through treatment and recovery. As a retired UMC clergy, Jackie currently is involved in research on providing spiritual support to Millennials who were raised in the church but are no longer associated with a community of faith. She currently resides on beautiful Lake Gaston in North Carolina.
 
Registration Info:
  • $49 = ONLINE at home via Zoom
  • $69 = ONSITE at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, includes onsite lunch
  • Option: $179 = adding the ONSITE “Sacred Pause” overnight retreat (Begins on Wednesday, September 28th at 2pm with group session at 4:30 pm, and includes Wednesday dinner, overnight accommodations, Thursday breakfast and lunch, as well as “Listening Together” event on Thursday starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Rolling Ridge Listening Together series is coordinated by John Kiemele and Gayle Kerr and is designed for all who practice deep listening as spiritual companions…for all who listen others into Life. Twice each year – Fall and Spring – we gather as deep listeners for intentional connections and pertinent conversations and resources that deepen and enrich our purposes and practices.
 

About the leader(s)

Jacquelyn Dove

Jackie is founder and president of Paraclete Place. A nonprofit that provides spiritual companionship, emotional and meditative sacred space, education awareness, and short-term residency to Breast Cancer and other cancer survivors and their families as they journey through treatment and recovery. As retired clergy from the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church, Jackie received her training as a Spiritual Director/Companion from Gateways at Rolling Ridge and Boston University and is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Jackie attended Howard University, Boston University, Hood Theological Seminary (MDiv) and is a current Doctoral Candidate with a dissertation on providing spiritual support to Millennials who were raised in the church but are no longer associated with a community of faith. Currently residing at Paraclete Place on beautiful Lake Gaston in North Carolina, she is committed to the New England Conference and the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center ministry.

Heidi Miller

With more than 20 years in academic and non-profit settings, Heidi A Miller, Ph.D. currently serves as Director and Assistant Professor of the Master’s in Practical Theology at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC. Her areas of teaching, research, and writing focus on transformative leadership, spirituality, transition and trauma, justice, and worship. Heidi designs and facilitates curriculum in spiritual direction and soul tending in one-on-one, small group, community, congregational, and organizational contexts.