Number of weeks: 1
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Seven days to connect with nature, God, and self. An opportunity to readjust your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This retreat will help you look differently at how you connect to God in nature in your daily life. The retreat is designed so that you may do the retreat sitting in your backyard, walking in your neighborhood, or on daily hikes on wilderness trails. The nature venue is your preference.
The retreat offers daily guided meditations, daily exercises utilizing the five senses, scripture, and reflections. As you journey through the retreat you may wish to incorporate photography or a journal.
By the end of this retreat, you should be able to connect in nature to God wherever you have a moment to be mindful taking in God’s beautiful creation around you.
This course is worth 0.5 CEUs.
About the Instructor
Ginifir Giddinge was a bi-vocational local licensed pastor, serving for eight years, in the United Methodist Church. In, 2019, she felt the nudge of a call beyond the church building to serve the homeless youth population in a transitional living program. She holds a B.S. degree in Human Services, and has taken theological course of study classes through United Theological Seminary. She is currently a deaconess/home missioner candidate. In, 2018, she received her certificate in spiritual direction and congregational formation through the two-year Gateway to God training provided by the United Methodist New England Conference. She is a retreat leader and mindfulness nature connection guide. She recently did an online retreat for a group of United Methodist Women when meeting in person was not an option due to Covid19.
She has a passion for spiritual wellness and sharing ways of connecting with God in our daily lives.