We are in prayer for all those who are being and may be affected by the challenges we are facing in our country right now as it relates to the Coronavirus and the responses that are being taken. Our heart is to move forward without fear and with wisdom. At this time, we are postponing all “in person” events through the middle of April, but will have some other online opportunities and resources available.

Here are some of our virtual opportunities.

Soul Care Hour for Leaders

Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00am

As a leader, you’ve got to take of yourself in these days of quarantine and shifting of the ministry landscape. It is hard. Come for an hour of being led into a quiet space of prayer. Led by Dr. Ted Wueste, we will focus on quieting our hearts before the Lord and listening to Him as well as praying for one another.

Click here to register for the virtual meeting.

For some, these days we’ve been experiencing can be full of anxiety and fear. Each weekday at 9am join Sheli in A Quiet Space for a time of prayer or spiritual practice. A place of rest for your soul.

Join each weekday at 9am PST using this virtual meeting link.

Book Club

Tuesdays – March 31, April 7, 14 & 21, May 5 & 12 at 6:30pm

Join Ted Wueste and LuAnn Roberson to discuss the book “Chasing Francis”.

Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith in God, the Bible, evangelical Christianity, and his super-sized megachurch. When he falls apart, the church elders tell him to go away: as far away as possible. Join Chase on his life-changing journey to Italy where, with a curious group of Franciscan friars, he struggles to resolve his crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint whose simple way of loving Jesus changed the history of the world. Read this riveting story and then begin your own life-changing journey through the pilgrim’s guide included in this powerful novel.

Click here to register for the free group book discussion!


6:30-7:30pm – April 28 (virtual), May 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 opportunity for the accountability of being in the presence of others.

We will keep things simple with a brief orientation and then simply spend time in Centering Prayer with two periods of silent prayer. We will have an opportunity for debrief and sharing.

Join us April 28 virtually by clicking here.

ON HOLD: Physical Location: Canaan in the Desert Prayer Garden, Chapel – 9849 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

To get on our email list for reminders about Be/Still – click here.

VIRTUAL: Enneagram Workshop – April 4


The Enneagram has been increasingly recognized as a helpful tool for self-awareness and discipleship, with roots in Christian spiritual theology. More than a personality test that describes our strengths and weaknesses, the Enneagram examines the virtues, motivators, defense mechanisms, and “deadly sins” that lie underneath the surface. This workshop presents a distinctly Christian approach to using the Enneagram for discipleship. A portion of the workshop will be spent introducing the Enneagram through a biblical and theological lens. Each registrant will take an online WEPSS Enneagram assessment in advance of the workshop. With detailed and personalized results in hand, we’ll spend the morning together exploring the self-discovery insights offered by this ancient tool.

Location: Link to ONLINE workshop will be given after registration.

This workshop will be taught by David Wu. David is the Texas Regional Ministry Director for Leadership Transformations in Houston, Texas, and Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Access Church. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and a senior faculty member for Selah, LTI’s Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. David received his training in the Enneagram from Crosspoint Ministry and has been providing Enneagram consults for individuals, couples, ministry teams, and leadership teams since 2012.

Cost: $49 – Click here to register!

Soul Care Day: The Contemplative Life

Saturday, May 2, 9:00-1:00

A Soul Care Day of Discovering what it means to live a contemplative life through teaching, reflection, and spiritual exercises. All materials will be provided. 


Cost: $20 – register here.

Spiritual Formation Discovery

June 23-25, 2020

Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

This workshop will be held at a retreat center with overnight accommodations but there is also a commuter option.

Imago Christi Discovery Events help people discover the Love of God in their Spiritual Journey, and cooperate with God in their ongoing Formation. Spiritual Formation Discovery is an interactive group process of assessing where you are in your spiritual journey by bringing clarity to your past spiritual experience, in light of a paradigm for spiritual growth, and the shape of your personal longing for God. Once you discover the context of your spiritual growth, you can cooperate with God more intentionally in your ongoing Spiritual Formation. Our hope is to give you a glimpse of God’s heart for you and your future. 

COST: $420 (Single Occupancy) 
$370 (Double  Occupancy) 
$195 (Commuter, NO Occupancy)
LOCATION: Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ

Register here.

Go here for more information on the Spiritual Formation Discovery.

Wounded Healer Retreat

August 6-8

The Wounded Healer Retreat will focus on how we experience healing from our hurts, addictions, and sufferings. And, then, what does it look like to bring healing to others? Through teaching, personal reflection, discussion, and practices, we will explore and experience a Scriptural understanding embracing our wounds. 

Registration cost ($365) includes lodging, meals, and all materials. Click here to register.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ

More 2020 events (details to come):

  • July 25: Day Retreat for Spiritual Directors (more info to come)

Fall 2020 events:

  • September: new cohort for Life with God starting (click here for more)
  • September: Soul Care Day/Workshop on Forgiveness
  • November: 24-hour Silent Prayer Retreat
  • December: Rule of Life Workshop
  • December: Blue Christmas Service for Hope and Healing

2021 events:

  • February 5-6: SFSAZ Annual Conference (see below)
  • April: Wilderness Pilgrim Retreat
  • August: Formational Leader Retreat

2021 Annual Conference

February 5-6

More info and registration information coming Spring 2020.