This article in The New York Times defines spiritual directors as "guides whose
purpose is to listen deeply to clients and help them explore their spirituality,
usually in a nondenominational capacity."
Pastor Monica is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s
Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. As a certified Spiritual Director, she works
with both congregation members and others in the community to help them
develop or strengthen their relationship with the Divine.
There are so many ways to enhance our spiritual life outside of our church life and worship services. Here are a few devotional tools our congregation members and friends have found useful. Contact us to suggest additional resources.
The ELCA offers a daily Bible reading - check in here daily for the day's reading.
The ELCA Prayer Ventures are petitions offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA, as well as for the needs and circumstances of our neighbors, communities and world. Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.
Working Preacher - This online resource is published by Luther Seminary, offering exegesis for the lectionary passages of each Sunday, a podcast called Brainwave, and access to some of the fresh thoughts of Lutheran theologians. It’s not just for preachers; it’s for anyone who wants to learn more about the weekly scriptures.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Co, and the author of three New York Times bestselling memoirs. Her podcast, The Confessional, addresses recovery, grace and faith.
Bold Café is an online magazine and podcast for and with young adult women who identify as Lutheran or not.
Morning Watch offers morning devotions for all ages (separate children's video) by ELCA Pastors from LutherRidge.
The internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen wrote 39 books on the spiritual life. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. The Henri Nouwen Society offers a free daily e-meditation.
The Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation offers daily meditations. The 2020 theme is "Action and Contemplation." Sign up here.
The free Insight Timer app offers guided meditations for personal contemplation and meditation.
Joan Chittister is an outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality — especially for women world-wide — and has been one of America’s visionary spiritual voices for more than 30 years. "What we do because of what we say we believe is the real mark of genuine spirituality."
Visit Read at Home Bingo for free downloadable printout of creative ways through Bingo reading games to add variety to the way we read.
Every week, campus ministry pastors and young ELCA leaders publish weekly Bible studies that engage youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life.