ICS will be offering a special Learning Lab called "Life in the Spiritual Disciplines" during Summer Celebration this year. Be sure to join the Institute for these four sessions on June 30-July 1.
Space is limited, so please pre-register here for this free offering.
The Spiritual Disciplines have been a part of Christian community since the beginning of the church. In this lab, we explore some of the history around the practices and how they continue to enrich the spiritual life for believers, with many opportunities to experience practices as they are discussed.
Frank Guertin -- Frank is the coordinating director of development for ICS. He completed his B.A. at Ohio Valley University and his M.Ed. and M.T.S. at Lipscomb. Before coming to the Institute, he spent several years in ministry in middle Tennessee, focusing on the spiritual development of adult members.
Gary Holloway -- Gary is the Executive Director of the World Convention. He preaches at the Western Hills Church in Nashville. Holding degrees from Freed-Hardeman, Harding, The University of Texas, and Emory, he has written twenty-five books, including You Might Be Too Busy If…, Spiritual Practices for People in a Hurry from Leafwood Press.
Jackie L. Halstead – Jackie is the associate director of ICS and an Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Lipscomb. She completed her B.S. at Oklahoma Christian University, her M.M.F.T. at Abilene Christian University, and her Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University. Jackie completed two post-doctoral programs with Shalem Institute for Spirituality in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats and in Spiritual Guidance.
Earl Lavender - Earl is the executive director of ICS. He teaches classes in missions, spiritual formation, and faith and culture. He currently serves as the director of missional studies at Lipscomb. He completed his B.S. and M.A. at Lipscomb and his Ph.D. at St. Louis University. Earl has ministered in Italy, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Thursday 8:30-10:45am: "Discover – The Story Of The Disciplines"
Thursday 2:00-4:15pm: "Engage – How the Disciplines Affect Us"
Friday 8:30-10:45am: "Scripture Practices – How The Word Shapes Us”
Friday 2:00-4:15pm: "Prayer Practices – How Listening and Speaking Shapes Us”