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.
Taste of Silence, Jun 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Providence Church
If you’ve been curious about silent retreats but hesitant to try a whole day or weekend, how about giving a 3-hour taste of silence retreat a try? Sometimes we simply need a change of scenery, some beauty, permission to "be" not "do", and a safe, quiet place. Silent retreats offer a break from busyness, space to rest, and time to be with God. During a silent retreat you can try a different way to pray, reflect, play, create, or walk the Hope & Healing trails. Learn to befriend silence by first learning how to deal with internal distractions then you're free to enjoy the quiet (you may end up hungering for more!).
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Weekend Retreat at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN, Oct 28-31
Experience silent meditation followed by 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.
Tuesdays, 9:00 AM in the Providence Church Student Room. Led by Anne Arnold.
Fridays, 9:00 AM online. Information on how to participate is provided following registration. Led by Kasey Hitt.
Register for Centering Prayer
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:
Sep 18 – 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.