Genesis 1 affirms that each of us is created in the image of God (Imago Dei). We are unique
reflections of God’s light, life, and love as disciples of Jesus Christ. This retreat will invite you
to create a spiritual “selfie” – by exploring various dimensions of life and faith to discern the
presence and will of God in your life. The retreat leader, Jim Simpson, will use the metaphor of a
kaleidoscope as an expression of continual conversion and growth in faith. The retreat will encourage
significant self-reflection in conversation with other participants in a lovely lakeside setting.
Jim Simpson has pastored United Methodist congregations in Missouri for over 40 years. He has a D. Min. from Saint Paul School of Theology in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction. Jim has been doing spiritual direction for over 35 years; leading retreats and small groups; and has taught at SPST in areas of prayer and discernment. He has provided leadership in spiritual formation for other faith communities. His “kaleidoscope of faith” has been a toy/tool of discernment for both pastoral ministry and spiritual direction for many years.