All events are in Arizona timezone unless otherwise stated.

Understanding Deconstruction

May 21, 2022 // 9a-12:30p 

Deconstruction of one’s faith is a widely discussed and experience reality in the journey of faith. How do we make sense of it? How do we navigate it?
What is it about? And, how do we faithfully companion others in a place of deconstruction? This workshop will walk through understanding, exploring, and embracing how God might be at work in the difficult spaces of our journey.

Led by Ted Wueste
Location: ONLINE
No cost, but donations accepted


Be/Still is our monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Our goal is for it to be a shared time in quiet and listening. So, as you enter the time, you will be invited to quiet your heart and be present to God’s presence with you. We will have a short reading/quiet meditation on Scripture followed by a 20 minute time of Centering Prayer. At the end, we will leave the space quietly and bless one another as we go. There are times for a more talkative connection with one another and our heart for Be/Still is to protect this space from talking and chatting so that we can be present to God with one another. The time of our gathering will be approximately 45 minutes.

Location: Canaan in the Desert – 9849 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028 in the chapel

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: No cost

Let us know you’re coming May 24, 2022 by REGISTERING HERE.

UPCOMING times for Be/Still

June 28, 2022

July – No Be/Still

August 23, 2022

September 27, 2022

24-Hour Silent Retreat

June 25-26 // 

More details coming soon!

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – 7415 E Elbow Bend Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377

Cost: Regular Registration $205, General Membership $185, Full and Professional Membership $179

Retreat is limited to 12 participants


Restore | Reimagine Retreat

August 24-26 // 4pm on the 24th to 1:00pm on 26th

A retreat for pastors and church leaders to spend some time being restored in their sense of calling and to reimagine with the Lord what that calling looks like moving forward. The two days will include some group time of reflection, group sharing, time with a spiritual director, and spacious for prayer and reflection.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Cost: Regular Registration $260, General Membership $234, Full and Professional Membership $220

Retreat is limited to 20 participants


Spiritual Formation Discovery for Leaders

Presented by Imago Christi and SFSAZ


WEEKDAY: October 24-26, 9:00am – 5:00pm

NIGHTS & WEEKEND October 27,28 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm; Oct 29 – 8:30am – 5:30pm

Spiritual Formation Discovery for Leaders is a process designed for Christians well into the process of Christian maturity. The three-day Discovery event is a series of modules comprised of our stories, instruction and a spiritual exercise that help you discover the keys to your spiritual growth:

  • Your Spiritual Timeline
  • Your Longing for God
  • Your Place in the Journey
  • Hindrances to Longing
  • The Journey of Abiding Prayer
  • Spiritually Forming Community
  • Your Spiritual Formation Plan.
Led by Tom Ashbrook, Kathy Pyrc, and Ted Wueste
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church – 16150 E El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Cost:  Regular Registration $145, General Membership $135, Full and Professional Membership $125
WEEKDAY REGISTRATION: October 24-26, 2022
NIGHTS & WEEKEND October 27-29, 2022

Refund Policy

In-person events: 30 days or more prior to event: 100%, 14-29 days before event: 90%, 7-13 days before event: 60%, 1-6 days before event: 30%

No refunds available after an event.

Other Offerings


Renew: individual private retreats designed by our SFSAZ team to fit who you are and where you in your life with God. Retreats include accommodations and meals at a retreat center as well as time with a Spiritual Director and Pastoral Counselor to help process all that you are experiencing as you spend time with God. Retreats can be anywhere from 2-5 days. Let us know and we can consult with you in designing a retreat. Great for times of discernment, transition, and/or simply needing the space to reflect and be renewed in your life with God and the ministry to which He has called you.

Please fill out this form to initiate the process

FORMATIO: the art of caring for souls

A two-year cohort journey in learning the art of soul care. Based around six retreats, participants will learn to more fully care for their own soul as well as coaching others in the ways and rhythms of Jesus. The art of caring for souls is companioning someone in their journey of experiencing God in awakening to the love of God, growing awareness of self and God, increasing attentiveness to His presence and voice, and abiding in/with God. This invites a lifestyle of intentional practices and rhythms that form us in the image of Christ. Some of those practices include: silence and solitude, prayer and listening, and discernment and detachment in the context of Scripture and community.   Click here for more program information.