Middleway urban monastery
Our mission is to provide space for those seeking hope, comfort and peace as they explore ways of experiencing God’s love.
We emphasize Christian spirituality.
Open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday
and on first and fourth Saturdays
and some other times as noted on our Events calendar
309 N. Tabor
in Downtown Bryan
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Middleway Urban Monastery is a new spirituality center for people in Bryan, College Station, and the larger Brazos Valley who seek a community of support in walking life's journey through Christian spirituality ...
Upcoming special events
Workshop: Entrepreneurship - a spiritual practice
Entrepreneurs are known for taking risks, unearthing new opportunities and creating value in places where it did not exist before. These are also key feature of being a spiritual entrepreneur, those who feel called to discover and release God’s love and creative energy in unique ways in the world.
A workshop on June 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon, will explore the traits associated with entrepreneurship, and how these can help us discover creativity and cultivate spiritual resilience. This event highlights findings from the "Tech in Churches during Covid-19" project led by Dr Heidi Campbell, a professor at Texas A&M University, on how pastors learned to adapt to challenges they encountered during the pandemic.
Together with her husband Troy Shepherd—an entrepreneur, writer and app designer—they will discuss what it means to be a spiritual entrepreneur, and how such traits can help enhance in our spiritual journey and open our hearts to finding God in unexpected places, especially during times of change. The workshop is free, but p lease register at https://www.middlewayurbanmonastery.org/register-for-events.
Common threads DISCUSSION group
At Common Threads Group Spiritual Direction gathering at 2 p.m. May 11, dialogue will focus on this question: "How can experiencing different opportunities open us to new awareness of God?"
Common Threads welcomes you to bring a thread project to work on while we talk, but it isn't required. The main idea is to share each other's spiritual journey through story and active listening.
Journaling and group spiritual direction
Journaling as a way to tell one's story -- and sharing that walk in community with others -- is the aim for this group spiritual direction meeting. Monthly gatherings normally are the fourth Saturday of each month, guided by Amy Thompson. Watch our Events calendar to find each month's date.
IN THE NEWS
The monastery presents itself spiritually as humbly as it does physically. Taking its name from the ancient phrase "via media," it is a picture of moderation between the "high" and "low" churches of the area
“My experience of church is churches are built for extroverts. It’s harder to find those quiet moments in a church’s life. … A place dedicated toward spirituality, meditation, contemplation, I think is necessary.”
On Friday evening, the Middleway Urban Monastery offered people the opportunity to walk for peace, as a form of experiential prayer, for the situation in Ukraine and other parts of the world in chaos.