College is a time of exploration, preparation, formation, and discernment. Sometimes students arrive knowing what they want to major in and do after they graduate. Then there’s the rest of us.
The college years are unique years of journey and discovery, sometimes of the unexpected. Life takes unanticipated twists and turns. That one conversation. That one class. That one experience. How do you put it all together? How do you find your path in life? What were you called and created to do? What gifts do you have — and how can you best use them? And how can you stay grounded through it all, find your spiritual center?
There’s no one set of answers to these questions, no one path. We each discover what the Spirit is calling us to do. And that requires listening for that ‘still, small voice’.
It is precisely this — listening — that is at the heart of a practice known as ‘spiritual direction’. Working with a spiritual director, we learn to listen for that ‘still, small voice’ inside of us. It’s not about getting answers from a guru. It’s not about looking into a crystal ball. It’s about calming and quieting ourselves to the point where we can listen for the Spirit: calling, beckoning, leading.
At ECM, we’re fortunate to have Deacon Nancy Titus offer spiritual direction to the students. She works with students, guiding them in practices of ‘holy listening’, as they seek their calling and their place. If you’re an undergraduate in the Raleigh-area and are interested in spiritual direction, please contact Deacon Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org