Listening with the Ear of the Heart Event


Listening with the Ear of the Heart

Presented by HCM International's Spiritual Direction Program

Communicating the grace of God through loving, compassionate care

August 16-18

Vineyard at Tuttle Crossing
5400 Avery Rd

Dublin, Ohio 43016

We invite you to join us as we explore what it means to assume the posture of the holy listener, communicating the lavish love and grace of God with compassion and sensitivity. In our time together, we will draw from the rich resources of our teachers as we invite others to receive the gift of wholeness. We will also prepare our hearts to learn and receive instructions from our Father who loves us, welcomes us, and trusts us.

At this event you will experience praise and worship along with special workshop sessions and poster presentations facilitated by HCM International and the Spiritual Direction team.

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Listen carefully, my child, to the master's instructions and attend to them with the ear of your heart.

–Rule of St. Benedict

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Terry Wardle

Terry Wardle is Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary, Founder of Healing Care, and President Emeritus of HCM International's Board of Directors. He is a frequent seminar and conference speaker, and the author of numerous books on spiritual formation and formational prayer.

Alan and Gem Fadling

Through their formational books, live & virtual training, and engaging podcast, Alan & Gem inspire leaders and influencers around the world to rediscover the genius of Jesus’ unhurried way of life and leadership. For over 30 years, Alan and Gem have been working together to help people connect their inner life with their relationships and work. Check out Unhurried Living for more information about their ministry.


Monica Romig Green, MA

Monica Romig Green is spiritual director, writer, speaker, and retreat leader. She creates formational and training materials for Grafted Life Ministries and is the founding director of Grafted Life’s Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association (ESDA). Monica's ministry Play Without Ceasing combines the embodied play of theatrical improvisation with the prayer and discernment of spiritual direction to create immersive and life-changing experiences.

Dr. Sandra Wilson

Sandra D. Wilson is a seminary professor, certified spiritual director, and retired family therapist. She is an international speaker and the author of six books: Released from Shame, Into Abba's Arms, Hurt People Hurt People, The World According to Me, Shame-Free Parenting, and Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics.


Event Schedule

Friday Evening 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Plenary 1
Dr. Terry Wardle

Saturday 8:00am – 9:00pm

Plenary 2
What Does Your Soul Love:
Alan Fadling

Afternoon Workshops 
Open Heart Daily Prayer: Experiential Prayer Rhythms for Deep Heart Transformation: 
Sarah Herring, MA 
Love, Healing, & Development:
Dr. Anne Halley
Play Without Ceasing:
Monica Green

Workshop for Spiritual Direction Graduates and Students 
Gem Fadling

Plenary 3 
Listening with the Ear of the Heart:
Dr. Sandra Wilson

Plenary 4 Inhaling Grace:
Alan Fadling

Sunday 8:30am – 12:00pm

Plenary 5 
Dr. Terry Wardle


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Other Details

No partial or discounted rates are offered for those unable to attend the full conference.

Refund policy: Up until July 16, if a participant needs to cancel their registration, the cost of registration minus a $25 administrative fee will be refunded. After July 16, no refunds will be issued.

This event serves as fulfillment of Continuing Education credit for graduates of HCM International's Spiritual Direction Program.

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