All events are in Arizona timezone unless otherwise stated.

Be/Still

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 August 23, 2022 by REGISTERING HERE.

UPCOMING times for Be/Still

August 23, 2022

September 27, 2022

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

Registration

What is Spiritual Formation?

September 10, 2022 // 9a-11:15a

Wondering what spiritual formation is? Or perhaps you’ve heard about Spiritual Formation but still have questions? This workshop is for you!

We will discuss, learn and reflect on what spiritual formation is together as a group.

The workshop will be recorded if you’re unable to join us in person.

Location: ONLINE

Cost: No cost – donations are accepted

Registration

Enneagram Coach Training Certificate

Begins September 12, 2022

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.

Fall 2022 training will be limited to 16 participants. Applications are due by August 25.

CLICK HERE for dates and times, more information and registration.

Location: ONLINE

Cost: No cost

Limited to 16 participants

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Soul Care Day for Leaders

September 15, 2022 // 9a-3p

Come for a day to rest, replenish, and care for your soul as you enter into this next season of ministry. Sometimes we wait until we’re exhausted to care for our souls but this is an opportunity to care for your soul whether you’re exhausted or actually feeling quite peaceful at the moment. The day will be filled with quiet reflection, opportunity for spiritual direction, as well as lead times of prayer and group sharing. to care for your soul whether you’re exhausted or actually feeling quite peaceful at the moment. The day will be filled with quiet reflection, opportunity for spiritual direction, as well as lead times of prayer and group sharing. Lunch and materials included.

Led by members of the SFSAZ team

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

Cost: Regular Registration $50, General Membership $45, Professional/Full Membership $43

Registration

a conversation with Norm Wakefield

October 4, 2022 // 7p-9p

Conversation with Norm Wakefield. 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!
Location: TBD

Cost: Free

Registration

Spiritual Directors Connecting

October 19, 2022 // time and location tbd

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: TBD

Cost: Free

Registration

Spiritual Formation Discovery for Leaders

Presented by Imago Christi and SFSAZ

TWO OPTIONS:

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

Led by Ted Wueste and LuAnn Roberson
Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Cost:  TBD
Registration Coming Soon!

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

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 https://sfsaz.breezechms.com/form/0f32fd

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.