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.
Dream retreats, helping you listen to the wisdom of your nighttime dreams, are also offered periodically.
Register for a Silent Retreat!
Taste of Silence Retreat, November 9, 2019
Where: Providence Church
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Facilitator: Kasey Hitt
All Day Silent Retreat, December 7, 2019
Where: Mercy Convent (get directions)
When: December 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Kasey Hitt
Cost: $12.00 or $20.00 with a private bedroom. Lunch provided.
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.
- All walks take place at Long Hunter State Park’s Couchville Lake Trail and begin at 8:00 am.
- This is an open group accessible to most fitness levels. The trail is paved and level.
- Please contact Scott Spradley with questions or visit spradleyspiritualdirection.com.
Updated regularly, currently scheduled 2019 dates and session topics are:
- September 14: Praying the Miles
- October 12: Centering Prayer on the Move
- November 16: Walking and Praying with Scripture
- December 14: Holy Conversation
Join us for Walking as a Spiritual Practice!
Registration is not required but it does allow us to inform you of upcoming walks and any schedule changes due to weather or other circumstances.