Vision Statement

CONSD is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the gospel in everyday life through the practice of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. We identify with the Christian Contemplative Heritage. While we are formed by our respective denominations, we are united in our common search for God and the experience of the living Christ through Centering Prayer. We affirm our solidarity with the contemplative dimension of other religions and sacred traditions, with the needs and rights of the whole human family, and with all creation.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Contemplative Outreach of North San Diego is to:
· Teach Centering Prayer
· Build a Christ centered community, and
· Support the Contemplative life

Core Values

Value – Christ Centered

We will know we are living by this value when we:
Commit ourselves to be faithful to the practice of Centering Prayer twice a day.
Embrace the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit in accomplishing our Vision and Mission Statements. Share the method of Centering Prayer with utmost charity and humility.

Value – Humility

We will know we are living by this value when we:
Acknowledge that any good accomplished by CONSD is the work of the Holy Spirit. Are transparent in our actions. Treat everyone we meet, within and outside of CONSD, in a non-judgmental manner. Respond to every issue that comes to us in a non-judgmental manner.

Value – Utmost Charity

We will know we are living by this value when we:
Reach out with compassion, understanding, and joy in the pursuit of our Vision and Mission Statements. Accept and value each person wherever she/he may be on their spiritual journey.
Treat every person and issue with utmost patience.

Value – Community

We will know that we are living by this value when we:
Cultivate and foster a spirit of unity and utmost charity throughout the spiritual network. Relate to people within and outside of our Christian tradition with honor and respect regardless of our differences in outlook, theology or practice. Are always open to hearing, sharing, learning, and growing in union with one another with God as our center. Reach out with utmost hospitality in all that we say and do.

Value – Encourage and Support

We will know we are living by this value when we:
Regularly offer the Centering Prayer Introductory Program. Regularly present programs/events that encourage spiritual illumination, growth and transformation. Hear and respond to the needs of the CONSD membership. Affirm each members desire to develop a closer relationship with God.

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Contact Info

Co-Coordinators CONSD:
Sue Hagen 
Address:  908 Via Linda,
Escondido CA, 92029
Phone: 760-745-8860
Email address:  

Linda Dollins
Phone:  760-743-8297

To schedule a speaker on centering prayer for your group or organization Contact:  Sue Hagen:
Phone: 760-745-8860

To schedule an Introductory Program Contact either:
Linda Dollins
Phone:  760-743-8297

Gail Carr
Phone:  760-634-0398