Living An Unhurried Life: Margin, Ministry, Meditation

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00pm-
Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:00pm

Presented By: Alan Fadling & Spiritual Direction Program Faculty

320 Church St
Ashland, OH 44805

First Presbyterian Church

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

(Matthew 11:28-30, The Message)

HCM International's Certificate Program in Spiritual Formation and the Art of Spiritual Direction will be hosting this upcoming event with plenary speaker Alan Fadling (M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary), as well as workshops led by our program faculty. In a world filled with activity and at a time when the fullness of our schedules often diminishes margin for rest and meditation, we must continually return to the invitation and challenge of Jesus in Matthew 11. Are we living unhurried lives? Have we created margin for meditation and rejuvenation with the Source of life? Is our ministry oriented around abiding in the Vine as we learn to walk and live in His unforced rhythms of grace? Or have we traded all of this for constant and rushed activity, for little or no space for meditation and contemplation, for ministries characterized primarily by our work for God rather than our intimate connection with God?

Join us as we explore what it means to live an unhurried life, to find true Sabbath rest in our Lord, whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light. This event is open to anyone, but serves as a Continuing Education event for those pursuing HCM International's Advanced Certificate in Spiritual Direction or maintaining their endorsement as graduates of this program.

Alan Fadling is President and Founder of Unhurried Living, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA, inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller and lead better. He speaks and consults internationally, with organizations such as Saddleback Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Cru, Halftime Institute, Apprentice Institute and Open Doors International. He is the award-winning author of An Unhurried Life (IVP 2013), recipient of a Christianity Today Award of Merit in spirituality, and of An Unhurried Leader (IVP 2017). He is a certified spiritual director who lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, Gem, and their three sons.

Event Details

*Unless otherwise noted, an administrative fee will be deducted from the refunds for all cancellations. If you would like to register and pay by check, please contact us at the e-mail address below and mail a check to us at HCM International / PO Box 96 / Ashland, OH 44805.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at or 419.612.7785. You are able to register for more than one individual at a time (simply increase number on registration/payment form on next page).

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