Nurture - April 27-28, 2018
The Nurture Conference, sponsored by Lipscomb University’s Institute for Christian Spirituality, brings nationally recognized leaders in Christian spirituality to a special event featuring keynote addresses, workshops, and a luncheon. Previous speakers include Randy Harris, Gordon T. Smith, Glandion Carney, Gary Moon, Chris Webb, John Ortberg, and Terry Wardle.
Nurture 2018: The Spirit, the Brain, and Healing
- What is “Formational Prayer”?
- Becoming a Spiritual Director
Karen Wood and John Grant
- Transforming Community: Introducing Spiritual Direction into Your Local Church
- Helping Children Cope: Connecting Spirituality and Resilience
- The Missional Call of the Spiritual Practices
Nurture will begin evening and will conclude afternoon, . The cost is $49 which includes lunch.
Dr. Curt Thompson
Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.
Dr. Terry Wardle
Terry Wardle is Emeritus Professor of Practical Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary and President of Healing Care LLC. He has extensive experience in pastoral and formational counseling ministries and served for three decades as a seminary educator. For over twenty years Terry has also conducted seminars on emotional healing and leadership renewal for counselors, pastors, therapists, physicians, and other Christian caregivers. He has authored numerous books including his two recent publications, Every Breath We Take (2015) and Identity Matters: Discovering Who You Are In Christ (2017). He is also the podcaster of Slingstones in which he discusses insights for the Christian journey. Terry and his wife Cheryl have three adult children and five grandchildren.