Offering Companionship Along Your Spiritual Journey
Are you so busy you can hardly catch your breath? Does the Bible seem bland? Are you having difficulty forgiving? Want a deeper spiritual life but not sure where to start? Wondering what Jesus is inviting you into at this time in your life? These and other questions are explored through the Ministry of Spiritual Direction, in the form of Individual Spiritual Direction, Silent Retreats, Classes, and other opportunities.
Individual Spiritual Direction
Meeting once a month with a spiritual director offers one-on-one companionship along your spiritual journey. Spiritual directors have gone through theological training and hold certificates in this ancient ministry. Providence Church offers to pay for two sessions of spiritual direction for those interested. Learn more about these area directors:
Explore what silence can mean for you and your relationship with God. We offer a variety of silent retreat options throughout the year to suit your comfort and interest level, from a three-hour introductory retreat to overnight retreats at a convent or monastery.
Scholarships are available for all retreats and carpooling is available for those taking place out-of-state.
Select a silent retreat below to register! Please notice that some retreats have multiple options depending on your preferences.
Enter Your Inner Monastery, Mar 20, 9:00 AM CST
Join Spiritual Director, Kasey Hitt for Enter Your Inner Monastery on Saturday, Mar 20 at 9:00 AM CST. If you’re in need of rest, renewal and wisdom, let this online retreat of instrumental music, Christian mystic, 13-14th century Meister Eckhart, and a guided meditation lead you into the healing that silence provides. Please register using the form below. Participation instructions will be provided by email prior to the retreat.
Experience 20 minutes of silent meditation followed by 40 minutes of reflective Scripture reading and conversation. To help you in your journey, download the free Centering Prayer app available through Contemplative Outreach on Google Play or iTunes.
- Meets weekly in the Providence Church Student Room or Worship Center.
- Attend at the time most convenient for you.
Walking as a Spiritual Practice
From Eve and Adam’s walks with God in the cool of the evening to the disciples’ walk with the resurrected Christ on the way to Emmaus, the Bible points to numerous instances (more than 600) of walking as part of the human experience with God. Whether as short as a labyrinth walk or as long as a pilgrimage, the physical movement of walking and running has long been a part of spiritual practice and a life of discipleship. Join us and experience for yourself walking as a spiritual practice.
- Walks take place at Providence Church and begin at 8:00 AM and finish around 9:15.
- This is an open group accessible to most fitness levels.
- Please contact Scott Spradley with questions or visit spradleyspiritualdirection.com.
- COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
Upcoming Walks & Topics:
Mar 13 – Communal Centering Prayer on the Move
Apr 2 – Good Friday Walk
May 8 – Walking and Praying with Scripture
July 10 – Praying the Miles
Aug 14 – Communal Centering Prayer on the Move
Sept 19 – Praying the Miles
Oct 9 – Communal Centering Prayer on the Move
Nov 13 – Walking and Praying with Scripture
Join us for Walking as a Spiritual Practice!
Registration is not required but it does allow us to inform you of upcoming walks and changes due to weather or other circumstances.