Founded a decade ago as a conference resource for clergy (and later lay employees) of the Church Pension Plan, CREDO Institute, Inc. has hosted more than 200 eight-day conferences on wellness and self-reflection. In Latin, CREDO can be translated as “I believe,” but it has a deeper meaning for the agency, which is based in Memphis. Literally translated, CREDO means, “I give my heart.” Through the CREDO conference experience, the agency encourages participants to rediscover the formative passion that led them into their commitment to ministry, and to seek ways to rediscover the passion and a spiritual depth in everyday life.
Also available from CREDO
A Guide to Spiritual Practice
A CREDO Resource
Written by CREDO faculty members Renée Miller and Brian Taylor, the reflections in this guide introduce and explain a range of spiritual practices and disciplines—from Centering Prayer and Spiritual Writing to other manners of being that include music, art, and even the mindfulness of movie-going.
As Brian Taylor explains in the introduction, "spirituality is how we are in relationship to God, to other people and the world around us, and to ourselves. [It is] the process of staying engaged in these relationships ..."
explorefaith visitors are always keenly interested in enhancing their current spiritual practices and learning new disciplines that nurture their relationship with the Holy. The CREDO resource, A Guide to Spiritual Practice, offers exactly the type of material many explorefaith visitors want.
As an introduction to the guide, we offer below some beginning chapters from A Guide to Spiritual Practice, plus, a short preview of each chapter to give you a little taste of each practice.
For more about A Guide to Spiritual Practice, including pdfs of complete chapters, visit the CREDO website.
Getting Started, excerpts from A Guide to Spiritual Practice
An Introduction to Spiritual Practice by Brian Taylor
Beginning a Spiritual Practice by Renee Miller
Spiritual Practices currently available on the CREDO Web site