Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

The practice of meeting with a spiritual director is ancient, going back to the early centuries of the Christian church. A spiritual director is a trained pastoral listener who offers a safe, gracious and confidential space for you to explore your questions, concerns and noticings about life with God. Richard Foster describes spiritual direction as “an interpersonal relationship in which we learn how to grow, live, and love in the spiritual life.”

Spiritual direction is an opportunity for growth and healing, noticing and responding to God’s presence and activity in our life. The pace of a spiritual direction session reflects the slow, unhurried nature of God’s transforming work. During each session Rev. Markene offers a pastoral, listening presence, thoughtful questions, and space for reflecting and noticing God’s presence. She has a special interest in offering direction to pastors and other ministry leaders.

Rev. Markene is a trained spiritual director and founding pastor of Trinity Lakeside. She is an ordained priest in the Diocese of C4SO of the Anglican Church in North America and experienced in the area of spiritual formation. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Formation from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association (ESDA). Rev. Markene authored the book Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World, a gentle guide to keeping a simple rule of life.

Rev. Markene is available for spiritual direction either in person at the Abbey or by video call. Sessions are 50 minutes. The fee is $75 per session and payable through Venmo, PayPal, cash or check. To inquire about spiritual direction, contact Rev. Markene at Markene@trinitylakeside.org.

Always God is doing something before I know it. So the task is not to get God to do something I think needs to be done, but to become aware of what God is doing so that I can respond to it and participate and take delight in it.

Eugene Peterson

About Trinity Lakeside

A Christian community devoted to three shared commitments: worship, prayer and care of souls.

Get In Touch

Rev. Meyer: markene@trinitylakeside.org

Trinity Lakeside Abbey

170 S Woodland Trail

Double Oak, TX 75077

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Trinity Lakeside is a missional community in the Diocese of C4SO (Churches for the Sake of Others) in the ACNA (Province of the Anglican Church in North America)

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