Be/Still


4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm, July 30, Aug 27, August 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26 Be/Still is a monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Practicing contemplative prayer with others is wonderful in so many ways. It gives us a connection with others who desire to live a contemplative life and it also provides an … Continue reading Be/Still

What is Spiritual Direction?


Spiritual Direction is a spiritual discipline that has been around since the early days of the church. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions and you might also check out the video below: What, specifically, is Spiritual Direction? Spiritual Direction (SD) is the practice of prayerfully discerning how God is at work in … Continue reading What is Spiritual Direction?

Why Pastors Need Soul Care


There is crisis in the church today. It’s not that people in our churches are not committed or consumeristic or mirroring the world. It’s a leadership crisis. In the late 1970s, author and professor Henri Nouwen made the following observation in his book, The Wounded Healer: “The first and most basic task of the minister … Continue reading Why Pastors Need Soul Care

Assessing Stress and Burnout


If you are involved in ministry, taking care of your own spiritual health is vital! Yet, as a good friend of mine (Steve Macchia) likes to say, “The soul is most neglected part of the leader’s life.” It can feel selfish or perhaps its never been modeled, but taking care of one’s soul is a … Continue reading Assessing Stress and Burnout

Spiritual Formation Discovery, Oct. 2018


Discovering Your Spiritual Formation Journey “The Spiritual Formation Discovery for Leaders” process is designed for Christians well into the process of Christian maturity. The 3 day Discovery contains modules that facilitate personal discovery of the need for personal intentionality in spiritual formation. Including … one’s own longing for deeper intimacy with God where one is in the process of … Continue reading Spiritual Formation Discovery, Oct. 2018

Are You a Canal or a Reservoir?


by Dr. Ted Wueste Nine-hundred years ago, Bernard of Clairvaux wrote something so profound it still resonates today. He observed: “The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, … Continue reading Are You a Canal or a Reservoir?