Presently is an organization created for the sole intent of helping spiritual pilgrims receive the love of God. The name Presently is derived from the description of God’s love. His love is a constant ever-flowing action toward his children every single moment of every day.
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New to Spiritual Direction?
The aim of Spiritual Direction is to usher an honest
heart-response to God’s invitation to a deeper love.
– Adam Rechenmacher
A Spiritual Direction meeting typically last 55 minutes, reoccurring every 2-4 weeks for a small fee, discussing topics like:
- Where is God in my ordinary daily life?
- How do I pray, when I don’t know how?
- Why do I still struggle with the same issues?
We all are in need of a Spiritual Friend to walk along side us – especially in seasons of heightened intensity like:
- Seeking answers to Life-decisions or Vocational Questions
- Ending or beginning a new chapter in life
- Experiencing “Dark,” dry or confusing times of prayer
FIND A DIRECTOR
A spiritual director is a trained listener with one ear attentive to your story and another to the Holy Spirit who is intertwined in your story. Spiritual direction intends to foster deeper awareness of your heart and God’s heart for you.
Adam Rechenmacher is the founder of Presently. He is formally trained in spiritual direction at the Institute for Spiritual Formation, a department of Talbot Theological Seminary, where he received a MA in Soul Care. He also holds a BA in Theology and Biblical Studies, but went on to focus his studies in Developmental Spirituality, Pneumatology and Sanctification at the postgraduate level. Adam has been trained in the different facets and schools of spiritual direction, including the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Carmelite Spiritual Direction, under Professional Supervision in a Practicum-structured program. He has been a member of the ESDA since 2011, and subscribes to their code of ethics. Adam is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, Certified Professional Motivators Analyst, Certified Professional Emotional Quotient Analyst and Certified to read personal Axiology results designated by TTI Performance Systems, Ltd.
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