From Pastor Dave
Hogsett ~ 2003 NIEC Spiritual Director
of my goals as the Spiritual Director of the North Indiana
Emmaus Community for 2003 is to clarify and share with the
Emmaus community how the clergy team for a walk is chosen,
who is eligible to serve as the Spiritual Director of a
walk, and other matters as to how clergy are involved in
the Emmaus movement. When I was the section Spiritual Director
for the North East, and later when I became the Community
Spiritual Director, I received a lot of oral information
concerning these issues. Sometimes there was agreement,
sometimes there wasn't, and sometimes it was uncertain as
to where the bit of information had its source. The end
result was that members of the community were operating
on different information which at times caused confusion
March 2003 meeting of the Emmaus Board, the following 'Guidelines
for the Selection of a Walk Spiritual Director' were adopted.
I would like to share them with you as a part of the Emmaus
Community for your information and any possible feedback.
I would hope and pray that they would help us to all be
on the same page.
FOR SELECTION OFSPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
Must have previously served as an Assistant Spiritual
Director and must also be present for the entire 72 hours
of the walk.
sympathetic with theology of the five grace talks.
elder in the United Methodist Church
a. Member in good standing of a recognized denomination.
Qualified to administer communion according to the standards
of his/her denomination.
c. Presently serving a church.
d. Recognized and respected by his/her local peers as
appropriate section spiritual director, in consultation
with the lay director of a specific walk, shall select
the spiritual director of the walk from the approved list.
recommendation from the community spiritual director,
the Emmaus Board will maintain and update a list of those
eligible to be spiritual directors.
time to time requests may be made to have clergy added
to the approved list. These requests should be submitted
to the community spiritual director who will verify the
person's qualification to serve as a spiritual director
and then, when appropriate, submit the name to the Emmaus
board for inclusion on the list of persons eligible to
serve as spiritual directors.