On March 14, 2013, we held our first event. It was with current SFSAZ Board Member and all around amazing human, Tom Ashbrook. Tom shared about his book, Mansions of the Heart, and previewed a Spiritual Formation Discovery workshop that we would do that fall. It was a great morning.Below – you will see 7 Highlights over 7 … Continue reading Happy 7th Anniversary to the SFSAZ
Our response to the Coronavirus …In a decision made by the Board of Directors for the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona, we will postpone upcoming SFSAZ events through the first part of April. As we look at the nation wide effort and call to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, social distancing and reducing the amount … Continue reading SFSAZ Events Postponed through Mid April
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
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?
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
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