Continuing Education Video: Deeper Speaking

To foster the spiritual and psychological maturity of pastoral caregivers through union with Christ.

April 21, 2023, 9:00-10:30 am PDT

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; 
it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, 
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 
Isaiah 55:11

Deeper Speaking At its best, pastoral care is a collaboration with the God who speaks the healing word. For our words to be creative in this highest sense, they must emerge from union with Christ, our participation in His incarnational reality. Join us in this workshop where we’ll pursue this deeper movement of speech by His Spirit.

Workshop fee $25 (scholarships available)

Workshop Format Lectures with prayer and group discussion via live videoconference. The workshop will be recorded in its entirety for those who are not able to attend live.

Who Should Attend? For those who provide pastoral care in any setting – pastors and spiritual directors, professional psychotherapists, lay counselors, and healthcare providers.

Presenter Dr. Sarah Colyn is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of WA with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MA in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. With over 25 years experience practicing psychotherapy and pastoral care, Sarah has taught and trained pastors, professional counselors and lay caregivers in academic, clinical, and church settings. She is ever-intrigued by the pastoral application of true Christian theological anthropology.

Learning Objectives

  1. To define speech that is active and creative because it proceeds from an awake, thinking, loving heart.
  2. To distinguish creative speech from sophistry and coercion.
  3. To consider the subtle temptations to idle talk that are common in therapeutic culture.

There is a deeper movement of speech…
and a more inward mystery,
wherein the Word does not spread out to wisdom,
nor broods in dream,
but gathers to power and condenses to action.

P T Forsyth, The Soul of Prayer, p 16