All events are in Arizona timezone unless otherwise stated.


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 September 27, 2022 by REGISTERING HERE.

UPCOMING times for Be/Still

September 27, 2022

October 25, 2022

November 22, 2022

No Be/Still in December

a conversation with Norm Wakefield

We’ve moved this event “Conversation with Norm Wakefield” over to our podcast – Taste and See. Keep an eye out for this podcast in our newest season “The Church is Dying!…Or, is it?”.  Norm, now in his 80s, served for decades as a pastor and a professor to pastors. Norm will come and be in a conversation with SFSAZ Director Ted Wueste as we will seek to learn from the depths of Norm’s life and experience with God. You don’t want to miss this!

Spiritual Directors Connecting

October 18, 2022 // 6:30p-8:30p

Come join other spiritual directors in a time of connecting, sharing and relaxing together! There will be a time of connecting, spiritual practice and a topic for discussion.
Location: Ravenscroft: 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Cost: Free


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

48-Hour Silent Retreat

November 11-13, 2022

Jesus said to them, `Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while.’ Many people were coming and going. They could not even eat. So they went away in a boat to a lonely place by themselves.  Mark 6:31-33

Come away for rest, prayer and silence during these 48 hours. There will be a time to gather together at the beginning and end of the 48 hours. One spiritual direction session will be offered free of charge by trained spiritual directors. Meals will be taken in silence by yourself or together. There will be some materials to guide your time if you would like to use them, but it is not required. This is your time and space to be with God however you choose.

Included are individual rooms, dinner Friday evening, all meals Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Coffee is available anytime.

Led by Ted Wueste and LuAnn Roberson
Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Cost: Regular Registration $350, General Membership $315, Full Membership $298, Professional Membership $298
Registration ends October 27, 2022

2023 SFSAZ Conference – February 2 & 3

Formational Leadership: Discernment, Vulnerability and Courage

This conference will explore the ways that following Jesus shapes our leadership. Whether in the marketplace, the church, a non-profit, or the home, Jesus invites us into a way of leadership that offers the opportunity for transformation in us first and then those we are leading. Because we can never take people where we haven’t gone, it begins with us being formed in grace. We are pleased to have Chuck DeGroat join us for this special event. There will be Main Sessions with Chuck DeGroat and process groups with trained spiritual directors through the course of the two days together. 

For more information about the conference go to the Conference Website

February 2 – 6:30p-9p

February 3 –  9a-4p

Location: Valley View Bible Church – 4222 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


Early Registration: September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023 – $99*

Regular Registration: November 1, 2022 to January 10, 2023 – $109*

Late Registration: January 11, 2023 to January 31, 2023 – $119*

*membership discounts can be applied

Cost includes any materials, snacks, coffee and lunch on Friday.
More information & Registration

Enneagram Coach Training Certificate

Enneagram training is no longer taking applications for this session but will hold any new application for a future offering.

Companioning Others With the Enneagram

This training program is designed for spiritual directors, pastors, and ministry leaders desiring to utilize the Enneagram within their ministry context through a virtues-based approach. This 15-hour training, conducted online via Zoom, includes five large group sessions, two small group coaching sessions, and a one-on-one coaching session with an instructor. Participants must offer consultations with at least two clients, under the supervision of their instructor, in order to receive a certificate of completion in this program.

Enneagram training is no longer taking applications for this session but will hold any new application for a future offering.

Location: ONLINE

Cost: No cost

Limited to 16 participants

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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.