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 Spiritual Formation opportunities.
Spiritual direction is a ministry of the church that dates back to the early desert fathers and mothers. We seek companions and guides along our journey of faith through individual spiritual direction and/or group spiritual direction. Spiritual Directors are those who have received professional certification in: deep listening, spiritual practices and theological training.
Typically you meet once a month with a spiritual director for one hour. The duration is determined by you in consultation with the director. Fees are set by each spiritual director, with some offering sliding scales and half hour sessions.
All information pertaining to spiritual direction is held in strict confidentiality.
Sign up for Spiritual Direction
Experience silent meditation followed by reflective Scripture reading and conversation. To help you on your journey, download the free Centering Prayer app available through Contemplative Outreach on Google Play or iTunes.
Wednesdays, 8:30 AM, Providence Church
Information on how to participate is provided following registration.
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.
- This is an open group accessible to most fitness levels.
- Please contact Betsy Hall with questions.
Registration allows us to inform you of upcoming walks and changes due to weather or other circumstances.
Groups & Retreats
Explore spiritual practices and how they can enrich your relationship with God. We offer a variety of options throughout the year to suit your comfort and interest level. Most offerings are free with scholarships available for offerings with costs associated with them. Please watch the newsletter and program for upcoming retreats.
Registration for Quiet Hours - Onsite Retreat
We all need time with God. Quiet Hours will be a time to come and just be - a time to step away from distractions and our hurried lives. As you arrive, we will have coffee and snacks. You will check in, get a nametag and hopefully reconnect with people you know while meeting new friends. The flow for our morning begins with a short opening in the Worship Center and instructions then move into a short devotional time with some silence. After this time, you will choose how to spend the rest of your morning. You may want to stay in the Worship Center for silence/prayer/journaling, practice Creative Silence (through Art), practice silence in Nature, or choose to Learn & Experience a spiritual practice. We’ll close with a brief time in the Worship Center. Five dates are planned this fall, we invite you to come for any or all that work for your schedule. We will begin each session at 8:30 am.