Spiritual Direction is a time of creating sacred space for God in life, allowing God to transform us from within.
After experiencing the loss of my father and ministry burnout, I learned the importance of having strong spiritual support, having a holistic life rhythm and walking with communities. As I trekked along the Camino de Santiago in 2015, I experienced how God truly is in all things. He spoke through His creation in nature, through fellow pilgrims along the way, and the Holy Spirit within my heart.
For me, as a spiritual director, it is a journey of walking together as “soul friends,” as fellow pilgrims through the different seasons of your life, exploring who God created you to be, discerning God’s presence in your daily happenings and work through different challenges and losses in life. I believe that we are all searching for the purpose and meaning of life. Knowing God and knowing ourselves are all part of that journey.
I am currently pastoring in a Baptist church community based in Markham. I am also currently finishing my Master of Divinity degree in Spiritual Formation at Tyndale Seminary.
I have over 10 years of youth ministry experience working as a Program Director for Across U-hub, a non-profit youth organization. I had extensive experiences in mentoring, leading workshops and retreats on self-awareness, and leadership training in churches, youth groups, schools, and different community organizations. I believe in and utilize various expressive arts and experiential spiritual disciplines to help others gain new spiritual insights, and grow closer in their relationship with God.
I am passionate in bringing together theology and social justice, spirituality with culture and arts, and walking with fellow Christians to discover God’s presence and calling in their lives.
“Blessed are you pilgrim, if you discover that one step back to help another is more valuable than a hundred forward without seeing what is at your side.”
You may contact Joseph at spiritualdirection [at] thewayweart [dot] ca and find more info on Spiritual Direction at his website.