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Want to Enjoy God More?

An Invitation to Spiritual Formation and Direction

We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.  (Romans 5.2, The Message)

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    What is Spiritual Formation?

    Spiritual Formation stands on the premise that God is the initiator of our growth in Christ.  He communicates to us personally, directly and in the present moment.  It holds that the essential disciplines of a Christian’s life are a pathway to the very heart of God, not an end in themselves.  Through them we enter the new and living way Jesus’ opened into God’s presence. 

    “The longing for something more, no matter how weak or crackling with heat, is evidence that God is already at work.  You wouldn’t want more of God if the Holy Spirit wasn’t first seeking you.” (Adele Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook)

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    How Does It Work?

    The director and “directee” meet together knowing that God is actively present with us. (Matthew 18.20) We take some quiet moments to acknowledge God’s presence with us and open our hearts to him.  Then we may talk about what’s been going on in your life – an experience, a longing, a struggle, a trend or an awareness of God’s work, anything you’d like to explore.  We may consider how God has been revealing himself to you in Scripture.  Perhaps you have been slogging through a dry spell or something has plagued you. Together we may sit with these things before God and listen for what we sense his Spirit is revealing.  God delights in meeting us exactly where we are – and leading us forward. 

    “The assumption of spirituality is that always God is doing something before I know it. So the task is not to get God to do something I think needs be done, but to become aware of what God is doing so I can respond to it and participate and take delight in it.”  (Eugene Peterson)

    Generally, we will meet at least once a month for about an hour.  Before setting up an on-going relationship, it might be helpful to have an exploratory session to determine whether we can work well together.

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    Who is the Director?

    A Little Bit About Pastor COrbett Heimburger

    I have walked with God for a long time, through moments of exaltation and periods of distance and desolation.  Whatever my circumstances or state of heart, even amidst my own wayward inclinations, God has always lovingly pursued me. He has kept his promise that “no one can snatch you out of my hand.” During the 20 years I have served as pastor, I have walked with people through joys, crises and the demands of everyday life. Folks have sought my counsel as they faced desperate situations or were looking for spiritual guidance. Some years ago, I experienced how God worked in my heart through the insightful ministry of a spiritual director. It was during a silent retreat. God opened my heart to how immediately and intimately He is available to me. I experienced a new sensitivity to His presence. I knew then that I wanted to walk with others as God opened their hearts to His glory and beauty.

    As a result, I completed the Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction under the auspices of Leadership Transformations. They are affiliated with Gordon Conwell Seminary.  Selah’s core values are Biblical, Contemplative and Trinitarian.  They are compatible with my reformed and evangelical convictions. Now, I’m available to serve anyone interested in enjoying God more.

    Credentials

    • Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Selah, Leadership Transformations, 2018
    • Spiritual Director, Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association
    • Doctor of Ministry, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1998
    • Master of Divinity, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1984

    Contact Information

    Dr. Corbett Heimburger
    Pastor for Care
    Greentree Community Church
    100 Kirkwood Place
    St. Louis, Missouri 63122
    314.909.9197

     

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    What Can We Offer?

    • A listening ear, both to you and to God’s Spirit
    • A desire to make our time together about you and God
    • A determination to take a back seat as you respond to God’s leadership
    • A commitment to pray for you between meetings
    • An openness to chat any time questions or issues arise
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    What Can You Bring to the Table?

    • A longing to know God more directly
    • A growing awareness of what is happening in your life – events, struggles, highlights
    • A desire to pay closer attention to God’s activity in you and around you
    • A willingness to share your story