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.
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:
Nov 27, Dec 4, 11 & 18 at 8:00 AM – Walking with the Light: Join us each week on the Providence Church trails this Advent season as we move toward Jesus’ arrival with different Advent scriptures and prayer.
Jan 1 at 9:00 AM – You’re invited to our first walk of 2022 on the Providence Trails. We will move together through a version of the Wesleyan Covenant Renewal and end our time with Holy Communion. This will kick off a special four-week series of “Walking as a Spiritual Practice” through Jan 29. Can’t make the entire series? Come on Jan 1 and make a commitment to walk at home! Join Spiritual Director Scott Spradley for this new year’s time of renewal and inspiration.
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.